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Washington To Gain A Dance Pulse

Pulse 97.5 Washington DC Joel Salkowitz Albie Dee La Capital 730 WTNT 102.9 AlexandriaMetro Radio’s 97.5 W249BE Alexandria, VA is prepping to launch its upgraded 250 watt signal from Bethesda, MD where it will cover all of Washington, DC.

Metro has registered Pulse975.com and Pulse975DC.com for the translator and accompanying social media accounts. One of which brands the station as “DC’s Only EDM Radio Station”.

The “Pulse” brand is utilized by New York station turned webcaster “Pulse 87” and “Pulse 96.7” KYLI Bunkerville/Las Vegas. Those stations are both jointly operated by veteran programmer Joel Salkowitz. No confirmation that he is involved with the Washington launch.

W249BE currently rebroadcasts Spanish AC “La Capital” 730 WTNT Alexandria along with 102.9 W275BO Chantilly, VA. That format was launched in December 2013.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Profile photo of aaron


    I wonder which AM will feed this. “La Capital” is on 730 and feeding a translator on 102.9. Metro’s Regional Mexican “La Ley” is on 1460 and feeding 106.3. I’m not aware of any other Metro properties in the area. As an alternative to feeding from an AM, I suppose they could rent an HD2 from one of the larger operators.

    • Profile photo of Lance Venta


      There will be little to no signal overlap between 97.5 and 102.9 after 97.5 completes its move to Bethesda. This could very well be a replacement for La Capital on WTNT.

  2. Profile photo of Eric Jon Magnuson


    CBS still runs “Area 95.5” as an HD subchannel of WPGC; ironically, it uses some similar positioning, but with “Dance” instead of “EDM”.

    • Profile photo of Lance Venta


      And both Area 95.5 and the NY/Vegas Pulse’s share Albie Dee who programs 95.5 and voicetracks for the Pulses.

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