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City of license Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area University of Pennsylvania
University City Neighborhood
Branding "88.1 WPEB-FM"
Slogan "Community Connected"
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date 1981
Format Variety
Power 1 Watt
HAAT 21 Meters
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 39°56′57.0″N 75°13′9.0″W / 39.94917°N 75.21917°W / 39.94917; -75.21917
Callsign meaning W Philadelphia Educational Broadcasting
Owner Scribe Video Center, Inc.
Website WPEB Online

WPEB is a Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Due to WPEB's low wattage, the station only serves the University of Pennsylvania Campus and the University City Neighborhood. WPEB is owned and operated by Scribe Video Center, Inc.



WPEB began in 1981 in studios located in the basement of Calvary Church on 48th Street at Baltimore Avenue.

In September 2005, WPEB filed a Suspension of Operations with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), "in order to resolve complaints of interference to other stations."

It has subsequently resumed operations and was purchased by a nonprofit organization with plans to operate it as a community radio station.


WPEB is one of very few Class D FM stations still on the air. It also is the lowest power full-power broadcast radio station, with only 1 watt of power.

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