Radio-TV Broadcast History

First station[]

  • Date: December 6, 1926-January, 1929... (but see note below)
  • Frequency:
    • 1320 khz (December 6, 1926-April 1927)
    • 1290 khz (April 1927-November 11, 1928) (See note below)
    • 1420 khz (November 11, 1928-January, 1929...) (See note below)
  • Location:
  • Owner of license:
    • Joseph J. Lombardi (Nassau Broadcasting Corporation) (December 6, 1926-January, 1929)
  • Subsequent call letters: WPOE

NOTE: Information is unclear as to whether the change from 1290 to 1420 took place before the change from WLBH to WPOE. One source for both shows the frequency change under listings for both call letters, and states that the frequency changed on April 15, 1928; however another shows WLBH still at 1290 on June 30, 1928. Yet another says that WLBH in Farmingdale was on both 1290 and 1420, and moved to Patchogue as WPOE changing frequency to 1370. The best evidence is that the first source is erroneous and that WLBH lasted into 1929, but changed frequency at the November 11, 1928 general frequency change.

Second station[]