World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Wphi-fm

Article Id: WHEBN0002312937
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wphi-fm  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Radio One (company), WZMP, WOGL, WIP-FM, WMMR
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Wphi-fm

WPHI-FM
City of license Pennsauken, New Jersey
Broadcast area Greater Philadelphia (Delaware Valley)
Branding Boom 107.9
Slogan Throwback Hip-Hop
Frequency 107.9 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date February 25, 2005
Format Classic hip-hop
ERP 780 watts
HAAT 276 meters
Class A
Facility ID 12211
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning We're PHIladelphia!
Former callsigns WSNJ-FM (1950s-2000)
WPPZ (2000-2005)
WRNB (2005-2011)
Former frequencies 98.9 (1950s)
107.7 (1960s-2000)
Owner Radio One
(Radio One Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WPPZ, WRNB
Webcast Listen Live
Website boom1079philly.com

WPHI-FM, "Boom 107.9", is a radio station owned by Radio One, that airs a classic hip-hop format. The station is licensed to Pennsauken, New Jersey and serves the Philadelphia market. It has studios located in Bala Cynwyd and broadcasts from a transmitter spire on top of One Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia.

107.9 History

The station originally operated as WSNJ-FM in Bridgeton, New Jersey, first broadcasting on 98.9 in the 1950s before moving to 107.7. In the early 2000s, the station's frequency and city of license were changed to allow it to move into the more lucrative Philadelphia market. To clear space on the FM band for the new operation, high school station WHHS was moved from 107.9 to 99.9 MHz and a Philadelphia translator of classical station WWFM was taken off the air. During transmitter testing, 107.9 used the call letters WPPZ and broadcast gospel music; owner Radio One eventually gave that call sign and format a permanent home in the market on 103.9 FM. Before WRNB went on the air in 2004, the call letters were used for a Radio One-owned sister station in Dayton, Ohio, now called WROU-FM.

On September 1, 2011, Radio One moved WRNB's programming to 100.3, and the Urban Contemporary format of WPHI-FM (which moved away from rhythmic contemporary earlier that year) moved to the weaker signal 107.9 FM as "Hot 107.9" (after stunting that weekend as "Michael Vick Radio" and "Rickey Smiley Radio") on September 4 at 5PM. The first song on Hot was Hot In Herre by Nelly.

On November 6, 2014, at 7 PM, WPHI dropped the "Hot" format and became the third classic hip-hop station in the United States (following KDAY/KDEY in Los Angeles and sister station KROI in Houston) as "Boom 107.9". The last song on "Hot" was I Like It by Sevyn Streeter, while the first song on "Boom" was 99 Problems by Jay-Z.

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WPHI
  • Radio-Locator information on WPHI
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPHI



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.