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WKPW-FM
began broadcasting September 23, 1993 with a power of 250 watts, on an 80' tower, broadcasting from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
On January 10, 1994, WKPW-FM began broadcasting 24 hours a day with the Ultimate Digital Studio CD automation system.
In June 2001, the automation system was upgraded to the Audio Vault 100 Digital automation system. In the summer of 2005, the automation system was
upgraded to AudioVault 2.


July 14, 1994 marked the date that WKPW-FM increased the power to 4,400 watts and became the second-highest-powered high school station in the State ofIndiana. WKPW-FM has the potential to reach nearly 38,000 + listeners daily. The signal has reached listeners as far away as Jeffersonville, Indiana to near
Cincinnati, Ohio and now that we're streaming online.....World Wide! Visit our "Listener's Page" to see who's listening or go to the "Home Page" and click the
"Listen Live" button to listen online.





WKPW-FM began building new 2000 + sq. ft. "Showcase Studios" in January 2009 at the Knightstown High School.

WKPW-FM transfered ownership from the Indiana Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's Home to the New Castle Area Career Programs in June 2010.

WKPW-FM moved into new studios at Knightstown High School on May 24-26, 2011.

WKPW-FM is a student-operated noncommercial high school radio station, operated by the New Castle Area Career Programs, located at Knightstown High School in Knightstown, Indiana

 

Key Personnel

Robert Hobbs, General Manager/Director

Mike York, Program Director/Instructor

Brian Woods, I.T. Director

Scott Ritchie, Principal

 

Format 

24 Hour Commercial-Free Classic Hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's & mid 90's  

Power 

4,400 Watts

 Address 

WKPW FM

 8149 West U.S. Hwy. 40

Knightstown, IN 46148

 Studio/Office: 765-345-9070

School: 765-345-5153, ext. 400

Fax: 765-345-7977

e-mail: wkpw@wkpwfm.com


Equipment


Air Studio

20 Channel AudioArts R-90 Console - Shure SM7B Microphones - Crown Power Amp - JBL Monitors - dbx Microphone Processors - Marti Remote Receiver & Transmitter - Sage Emergency Alert System - Audio Vault 2 Digital Storage System - 2- /24" Dell Monitors - Adobe Audition 2.0


Prod 1

32- 8 Mackie Console -  Electrovoice RE-20 Microphones - Symetrix 528E Microphone Processors - Crown Power Amps - JBL Mix Down Monitors - JBL 4410 Studio Monitors - Adobe Audition CS6 - Audio Vault 2 Automation System



Prod 2

12 Channel Audio Arts Console - Electrovoice RE-20 Microphone - Symetrix 528E Microphone Processors - Crown Power Amp - JBL Monitors - Audio Vault Workstation - Audio Vault 2 Automation Systems - Adobe Audition CS6 - Triple Array Monitors


Prod 3

12 Channel Audio Arts Console - Electrovoice RE-20 Microphone - Symetrix 528E Microphone Processors - Crown Power Amp - JBL Monitors - Audio Vault Workstation - Audio Vault 2 Automation Systems - Adobe Audition CS6 - Triple Array Monitors


RF Equipment


Broadcast Electronics Transmitter - Broadcast Electronics Exciter - Orban 8100A Optimod - Orban 8100a/XT2 Limiter - Belar FM Modulation Monitor - Belar Stereo Monitor - AudioArts Distribution Amplifier - Arbitron PPM Encoder -Inovonics RDS Encoder Broadcast Tools Switcher - Mosley STL Transmitter & Receiver



*****Transmitter is backed up by a 55 kw Kohler generator*****




WKPW Article in Radio World
September 1, 2012



(click here to read article)









WKPW
8149 W U.S. 40
Knightstown, IN 46148
765-345-9070, studio
765-345-7977, fax