WSTA Lucky 13 Radio - WSTA - AM 1340 - Saint Thomas

The People's Station

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It started in an obscure little building nestled in the heart of Frenchtown. Today, WSTA 1340 AM Stereo has grown to play an important role ... See more in holding our community together. The station started as a "get away from it all" retirement hobby for William N. Greer who had wired most of the radio stations in Puerto Rico. Upon his retirement to St. Thomas, Greer decided to start his own radio station. This was 1950. At the time what we now know as Waterfront didn't exist and the time was ripe for a local radio station. It was his opinion that the economy at the time could not commercially support more than a 50 watt station. As a result, he filed the first ever commercial application to the FCC to run a station of so little power. He then proceeded to build his own transmitter by hand. With the help of volunteers in the Frenchtown community, especially the Quetel family, he soon had a small concrete structure built that would house the facility for the next 25 years.

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