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WBOP was a radio station in Pensacola that occupied the 101.5 FM and 980 AM positions. The station carried soul and R&B programming. Although not African-American owned, the station was popular with the black community. The station ceased broadcasting in 1988.[1]


WBOP began broadcasting in the late 1950s. At some point in the 1980s WBOP moved its AM simulcast from 980 to 1230 KHz.

An advertisement for the station in the Polk's 1973 Pensacola City Directory is as follows:

Covering 13 Alabama Counties and 7 Florida Counties
100 Watts of Stereo Soul
Living Color Stereo Radio — 24 Hours A Day
wBOP Soul of the Gulf South


  1. WBQP-TV History

Here you will find a list of some of the on air personalities Charles Gills Poppa Rock (Grover Rivers)\ Robert Morgan Lewis Lee (Program Manager) Carnelius Williams "Neilus in the Nite" Noah Williams--On Air Personality Tony McCray -- Sports