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WEGB
City of license Napeague, New York
Broadcast area Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island) Area
Frequency 90.7 MHz
Format Religious
ERP 6,250 watts (vertical)
10 watts (horizontal)
HAAT 96 meters (315 feet)
Class B1
Facility ID 173215
Transmitter coordinates 41°01′56″N 71°58′32″W / 41.03222°N 71.97556°W / 41.03222; -71.97556
Former callsigns KCBE (2008-2009)
Owner Community Bible Church of Long Island

WEGB is a planned radio station serving the Long Island, New York, area under a "shared time" agreement. It will be broadcasting on FM frequency 90.7 MHz and is under ownership of the Community Bible Church of Long Island.[1]

The station was assigned the current WEGB call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on February 13, 2009.[2]

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Former callsign

In an unusual move, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had originally granted a "K" call letter station in the Eastern United States on October 23, 2008, for the said station. For decades, the commission's practice is to keep the "W" calls east of the Mississippi River and the "K" calls west of the river. This is not surprising, as there are a few stations west of the Mississippi River with the "W" call signs such as WBAP and WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Other stations using a K east of the Mississippi River are KYW-AM and TV in Philadelphia, KDKA-AM and TV in Pittsburgh and also KQV-AM in Pittsburgh, while all those cities are in Pennsylvania. This is not the first time a K has been used in an Eastern United States state outside of Pennsylvania—others include KYW-TV in Cleveland back in the 1960s; and KTGG in Spring Arbor, Michigan in 1985.

Shared time

The station is only a construction permit at this point, for a B1 with 6,000 watts at 315 feet directional, to keep it away from stations like New York City’s WFUV, also at 90.7 MHz. As mentioned before, it’s “shared time”, in an unusual situation where two or more parties agree to run completely separate stations on the same frequency. In this case, WEGB gets most of the weekdays plus all of Sunday while the Hamptons Community Radio Corporation has agreed to take about 9 hours every weekday and all of Saturday, once it builds its own 90.7 facility licensed to the Village of East Hampton.[3] That facility (to be known as WEER) will be a Class A (4,000 watts at 285 feet), also directional to protect WFUV and others.[4]

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