WSTW

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WSTW
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City of license Wilmington, Delaware
Broadcast area Wilmington, Delaware
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Branding 93.7 WSTW
Slogan Today's Best Variety
Frequency 93.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1950
Format Analog/HD1: Top 40/CHR
HD2: Soft rock ("The Breeze")
HD3: Gospel (WFAI simulcast)
ERP 47,100 watts
HAAT 153 meters
Class B
Facility ID 16459
Transmitter coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (NAD27)
Owner Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Webcast Listen Live
Website wstw.com

WSTW (93.7 FM) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Wilmington, Delaware. The station is owned by Delmarva Broadcasting Company and broadcasts a top 40/CHR format. Its broadcast tower is located north of Wilmington at (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[1] The station's service contour covers the entire city of Philadelphia.[2]

The station is only a minor factor in the Philadelphia radio market and focuses on Wilmington. WSTW is the dominant young adult targeted radio station covering Wilmington and the southwestern suburbs of Philadelphia. But even though, until 2010, was considered adult top 40, it is still reported by Mediabase & Nielsen BDS as a contemporary hit radio station. WSTW's 2010 shift towards a contemporary hit radio direction met reporting standards, mainly due to Clear Channel Communications' WISX Philadelphia returning to adult top 40 from rhythmic adult contemporary. WSTW is on the Nielsen BDS top 40 panel.

In May 2005, WSTW created the "Rewards" program for winning and obtaining prizes. The "Choice Rewards" system allows listeners of the station to bid on auctions for WSTW concerts, merchandise, etc., based on how many points the user has. Users obtain these points by typing in "Choice Words", which they hear on WSTW itself, on the "Rewards" website. The "Rewards" program was changed later, with "Choice Words" being solely found on the WSTW webpage, at station appearances, and via online surveys. WSTW is owned by the Delmarva Broadcasting Company.

In 2006, WSTW was chosen as CHR Station of the Year of the Marconi Award by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Programming

Notable weekday programming includes: "The Wakeup Crew" with Nancy Johnson and Joe Alan on mornings 5:30am–10:00am, Mike Rossi on mid-days 10:00am–2:00pm, "The Soscia Network" with Brian Soscia on afternoons 2:00pm–7:00pm and Aaron Price on nights from 7:00pm–12:00am. Notable weekend hosts include: Phil Matthews, Jason Thomas, Ashley Reed, Mark Rogers (Host of Hometown Heroes), and Tia Cristy. Traffic watch reporters include Robin Bryson, Sean Greene, and Andrew Sgroi.

Some notable former air staff members include Alan Price (former morning show personality), Ellis B. "Bruce Ellis" Feaster (now at WPOZ in Orlando, Florida) Dave Fleetwood (recently at WGBG/Seaford, DE), Spencer Graves, (now on the morning show at 106.5 The Arch) and Dave Walls, now an anchor/reporter for WSET-TV.

References

  1. "FM Query Results for WSTW". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "54 dBu Service Contour for WSTW, 93.7 MHz, Wilmington, DE". bing.com. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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