WPG Talk Radio 104.1FM, 1450AM, and 104.9FM-HD2
950 Tilton Rd., Suite 200
Northfield, NJ 08225
Studio: (609) 407-1450
Business Office: (609) 645-9797
Business Fax: (609) 272-9224
Market President: Mike Ruble
Program Director / Brand Manager / News Director: Chris Coleman
Digital Managing Editor: Ashley Surkin
Local Sales Manager: Joe Mitchell
Marketing Director: Jennifer Smith
Commercial Production Director: Chris Coleman
Chief Engineer: Tom McNally
We’re located at 950 Tilton Rd., Suite 200, in Northfield — about 1.4 miles east of Garden State Parkway Exit 36 (across from AAA of South Jersey). We’re in the grey and red office building on the second floor. Our business office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, except for major holidays.
General Prize Information
PLEASE NOTE: WPG does not mail prizes to any winners, no exceptions. All winners must pick up prizes on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Our office is closed for lunch from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and for major holidays. Please note our office summer hours for prize pick up, Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Fridays 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Any questions may be directed to the business office at 609-645-9797.
WPG, at 1100 AM on the dial, first hit the air in Atlantic City on January 3rd, 1925, owned by the City of Atlantic City, with studios located in Atlantic City High School. The station immediately became the voice of the World’s Play Ground. If you listened to WPG, you may have heard programs like an organ recital from the auditorium of the high school and The Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Double Trio. On October 19th, 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis into Atlantic City — WPG was there and covered his visit. By the summer of 1929, WPG moved its studios to convention hall (now known as Boardwalk Hall). At its peak, over 200,000 people passed through the WPG reception room at Convention Hall in one year. By 1938, WPG was suffering both financial problems and issues with another station on 1100 AM and left the air for good.
About a year later, on February 15th, 1939, seeing a need for a radio voice in Atlantic City, a permit was issued by the federal government to build a new radio station at 1500 AM, which was later changed to 1420 AM. On August 9th, 1940, 1420 AM went on the air as WFPG in the World’s Famous Play Ground with a 100-watt signal with a transmitter and studio located at Virginia Avenue and the Boardwalk. Just a few months later, the station increased its signal to 250 watts to cover a larger area. Then, on March 24th, 1941, WFPG moved from 1420 AM to its current dial location of 1450 AM.
For a number of decades, WFPG aired a full service format with middle of the road music, which appealed to a large audience. When casino gaming arrived in Atlantic City in the 1970s, 1450 AM changed call letters to WIIN and became “Win 1450.” Both the WFPG call letters and the easy listening format returned in the 1980s. As the 1990s progressed, WFPG-AM evolved into a news/talk station and even tried an all-comedy format briefly in 1999. In February, 2003, the station became South Jersey’s very successful ESPN Radio affiliate. On October 22, 2012, 1450 AM returned to a news/talk format with a tip-of-the-hat to WPG, the city’s original source of news and information. In November, 2015, WPG began simulcasting its programming on WSJO 104.9FM-HD2 across all of South Jersey; in April, 2016, we began simulcasting our programming on 104.1 FM (W281BH). In May, 2016, we became WPG Talk Radio 104.1.
To this day, the large stained-glass WPG globe from the 1920s remains lit at the top of the main stage at Boardwalk Hall.