City Hartford, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Branding News Radio 1410
Slogan Hartford's News, Weather & Traffic
Frequency 1410 kHz
Repeater(s) 97.9-2 FM WUCS HD2 (HD Radio)
First air date July 15, 1935 (as WMFE)[1]
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 37232
Transmitter coordinates 41°41′35″N 72°45′30″W / 41.69306°N 72.75833°W / 41.69306; -72.75833 (WPOP)
Callsign meaning W POPular music[2]
Former callsigns WMFE (1935)
WNBC (1935–1944)
WHTD (1944–1946)
WONS (1946–1953)
WGTH (1953–1956)
Former frequencies 1380 kHz (1935–1941)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations WHCN, WKSS, WUCS, WWYZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website newsradio1410.iheart.com

WPOP (1410 AM; "News Radio 1410") is a radio station in Hartford, Connecticut, USA broadcasting a talk, news, and sports format. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from Fox Sports Radio and Westwood One.[3][4] Studios are at 10 Columbus Boulevard, in Hartford, Connecticut and the transmitter site is located in Newington, Connecticut. Shows include Vinnie Penn, Financial Exchange, Howie Carr, Mark Levin, America Now With Meghan McCain, and Fox Sports Radio.

WPOP was a very popular top 40 radio station during the 1960s and early 1970s. The station achieved its highest level of success during this era. WPOP dropped its pop music format in June 1975 in favor of all-news, carrying NBC's News and Information Service.

WPOP's last logo as "ESPN Radio 1410"

On January 27, 2012, the station began to simulcast on WPKX (97.9 FM); that station eventually changed its call letters to WUCS. WPOP switched from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports Radio on March 5, 2012, with ESPN Radio remaining on WUCS.

On August 17, 2015, WPOP changed their format from sports to news/talk, branded as "News Radio 1410".[5]

WPOP Currently carries The Vinnie Penn Project, a simulcast with sister station WELI, as its main source of local programming.


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