The last format on WAMO was an urban talk format consisting of Steve Harvey, Sheridan Broadcasting’s own Bev Smith, and, for a brief period of time at the end, Lynn Cullen. The FM (then known as WSSZ) was sold to Sheridan Broadcasting while 620 was sold to Robert and Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications, Inc. In 2014, Renda announced the sale of WJAS to Pittsburgh Radio Partners owned by Frank Iorio. 1580 was simulcast on 103.1 FM, the one-time WANB-FM which, in 2009, was re-christened WKVE and in 2010 changed its Community of License to Mount Pleasant. In February, 2001, Birach Broadcasting signed an LMA with ABC/Disney to bring Radio Disney programming. The station later became WYJK and was granted a request to go silent for technical reasons in 2006. When WMBA went on the air in the 1950s, WBVP and WMBA went head to head in competition but in 2000 became sisters under the ownership of Iorio Broadcasting. [8] The tower, lacking basic maintenance, was described as "rusting away" during an August 2005 visit by radio journalist Scott Fybush. The show also provides its listeners with information on the artists from those... We find the newest, best, and most discussed tracks making waves across the net and compile them all into a mixtape bent on keeping you up-to-date. The AM played a satellite-fed standards format for a few years but soon became a simulcast of Uniontown-licensed sister WPKL. | Created and Hosted by Las Solanas Consulting, Everly Brothers / All I Have To Do Is Dream, Domenico Modugno / Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu, David Houston & Tammy Wynette / My Elusive Dreams, Olivia Newton-John / Have You Never Been Mellow, Olivia Newton-John / Water Under The Bridge, Olivia Newton-John / Have You Ever Been Mellow, Freddy Fender / Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Tom Jones / Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow, Johnny Paycheck / Take This Job & Shove It, Loretta Lynn / Out Of My Head And Back In My Bed. The Dave Scott Show, 1080 WEEP & 107.9 WEEP-FM Pittsburgh | May, 1969. Bob Hickling bought the station and it became WPLW and took over the format with religious programming. This station signed on in 1947 as WESA-AM which remained until the early 2000s. WJAS boasted some incredible talent during the 33 years it was a Nostalgia/Standards station including Ed Price, Bill Brandt, Sam Nicotero, Jack Wheeler and Mike McGann to name a few. WEEP (1400 AM) is a radio station formerly licensed to serve Virginia, Minnesota. A new 3-tower array was built in Crafton but the station operated out of West Mifflin. Clear Channel sold WKST-AM, WBZY and what became WJST-FM to Forever Broadcasting in 2004. Join our mailing list for updates about our artists, music, events and more. In 1986, after learning that WBZY had moved from 1140 to 1200 AM, Raymark moved WRID moved to 1160 and became WCCS. Station logos are incorporated for illustrative purposes only and are incorporated under the fair use provisions of U.S. Features newer acts and a more modern take on music, with indie rock, hip hop, soul, and local artists. The format, which from the late 70’s on became a mixture of Contemporary Christian Music and block religious programming proved to have a deep and loyal following. Evangel Heights finally old the station in 2015 to Colonial Radio Group which paired it up with an FM translator and sold it to LHTC Media in early 2016 making it a sister to WCNS. The current music subscription is with Dial-Global’s America’s Best Music. WVTY became WDRV and WTAE went from all talk to sports, with the exception of Doug Hoerth. VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. Host John Trout brings you new Bluegrass releases and old favorites with a down-home feel true to the roots of Bluegrass music.Traditional Ties started in July of 1985 as an evening show featuring Bluegrass and classic country music. The station began by a group of Washington, PA business owners, many of whom still lay claim to partial ownership today. In 1974, the station was sold by its parent ABC as was FM sister WDVE, to Taft Broadcasting. WANB has a translator at W286AL Waynesburg 105.1 FM. WHJB’s studios were located in the Penn-Albert Hotel in Greensburg and would eventually gain a sister station at 107.1 FM. WAMO has an FM translator on W261AX – 100.1 FM which currently carries the HD2 signal for WBZZ-FM (100.7) WAMO’s current translator is at W297BU – 107.3 . 67 Bedford Square Prior to that, it was a religious format with a mission to offer an alternative to secular mainstream radio for the churched and unchurched. In 2001, both WESA and its FM counterpart were sold to Keymarket and through a couple of callsign changes began sporting the “Froggy” country format. 1160 WCCS Homer City, Pennsylvania(101.1 W266CZ Homer City)Owner: St. Pier Group, LLC/Renda Broadcasting CorporationFormat: News/Talk/Sports. In 1974, the station was the first to be owned by a new local company called Renda Broadcasting. [5] The deal closed on October 1, 2000, gained FCC approval on February 13, 2001, and transfer was consummated on April 1, 2001. WISR is an affiliate of CBS Radio, a relationship which began when the permit for nighttime power was granted in the 1980s. WMBA signed on in the late 1950s by Miners Broadcasting and for over 40 years competed with nearby WMBS. After moving from the Fifth Avenue location in 1994, it moved a block away to Fourth Avenue where a year later the station was destroyed by fire. //, Southern New England Reverse Composite, 1983-1978, Howard Stern, WYSP 94 Philadelphia | February 1987, "Rockin'" Ron Kay, KOBO "K145" Yuba City, CA | 1975, Composite: 800 XEROK Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua | 1974, Bruce Morrow's Return, FIRST SHOW, 77 WABC New York | September 5, 2020, Imus in the Morning, 66 WNBC New York | January 25, 1985, Terry "Motormouth" Young, Hot Hits 98 WCAU-FM Philadelphia | May 1983, Harry Harrison, 57 WMCA New York | September 21, 1968, Rockin' Ron Kay & Soupy Sales, 590 KFXM San Bernardino, CA | December, 1977, 103.5 WAPP Lake Success/New York | January 3, 1983. HitOldies 1 – The Greatest Hits of 5 Decades WBUT’s original FM station was at 103.9 but gave that up when its competitor’s (WISR) FM was turned in. The station was housed on the second floor of a two-story building at 810 Fifth Avenue in New Kensington and was co-owned by the Cooper Brothers with a music store on the first floor but was forced out when the building’s roof collapsed in 1994. WPSL went dark in 1978 after the station’s founder, Ms. Leib, and her father passed away. [9], Efforts to sell the station to the city of Virginia were complicated and ultimately thwarted by licensee Full Armor Ministries' failure to file a timely license renewal. In early 2002, the station went dark due to a little budget. WACB was sold in 1964 to Rosenblum Stations and became sister to Butler’s WISR. In 2009 the format flipped to classic country, but in 2012 the simulcast of WLSW resumed. The deal for Edwards fell through citing health reasons. Later it would become an oldies station but the current adult standards format began in 2009. 1340 DWBGI Connellsville, PennsylvaniaLast Owner: Keymarket Licenses, LLCLast Format: Oldies. The Soul Show is a unique concept that was conceived to provide listeners with a blend of funk, R&B, disco, ballads, jazz and other music from the 60’s through the 80’s. The station returned to the air in February 2010 as a simulcast to its FM sister WAOB-FM. Two years later RMS Media sold WQMU and WDAD to Renda who began his career at WDAD. Soon thereafter, WTAE-AM (1250) fired much of its airstaff prior to a format change and 1360 became WPTT with a news talk format. Most recently it carries SB Sports Nation Radio. Bills started piling up and went unpaid. TOM DANIELS “Pittsburgh’s Native Son”, returned to his hometown in late 1980 from an Afternoon Drive radio position in Baltimore, MD to become the Morning Personality for FM97 (WFFM years before it became WRRK.) That was the same year that WTRA’s general manager Al Calisti began WBCW in Jeannette. The reverb machine is cranked up loud, Dave Scott talks like a Top 40 jock in the 1960s, there are commercials in between every record and even ABC network news on the hour! The station signed on in 1982 at 1520 AM from the middle of an alfalfa field. Pittsburgh's community-supported AAA radio station, dedicated to enriching the community through musical discovery, expression and education. However, the FM failed as there were few radios able to receive FM signals. The sale was final later that year. The station went dark. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 1080 was WILY when it signed on in 1947 but became WEEP 10 years later before adopting WYRE and going back to WEEP in 1961. WAMO eventually had an FM sister station first at 105.9 FM and later at 106.7. They formed AM Guys LLC and brought back the WZUM call letters with a Rhythm and Blues Oldies format. (Okay, well, some might dispute that, but…) Frank Conrad was a man of great knowledge at Westinghouse in the early 1900’s. This is WORD-FM’s sister station. 620 WKHB Irwin, Pennsylvania(92.3 W222CB Irwin; 94.1 W231BM Pittsburgh; 102.1 W271CW Pittsburgh)Owner: Broadcast Communications, Inc.Format: Health Talk/ 60’s-80’s Oldies. 7 months later WEEP returned to Top 40 using PAMS Series 22 jingles. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. Before being sucked up by Clear Channel, Jacor sold WEAE to ABC/Disney. In 2008, the City of Virginia gave permission to a local firm to dismantle the former studio building and radio tower. Licensed as a 5000 watt daytime/500 watt nighttime station. The station remained on the air playing a “smooth jazz” blend of music til 1999 when the signal went dark. The station would become the second for the company and a sister to 1150 WGBN and the call letters were traded. The station last aired a Religious radio format. A news/talk format was used for a while before it became WPGR with a Gospel music format. Eventually, the station was granted an FM license at 106.7 WBVP-FM. The format was Adult Urban Contemporary but it didn’t last. 970 WBGG Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(106.3 W292DH Pittsburgh)Owner: iHeart Media, Inc.Format: ESPN Sports. PTDC sold WMNY to Radio 1150 LLC in 2017. But WSHH was sold to Tayloradio in 1962 and again a year later to Westmoreland Broadcasting Corporation who adopted the current callsign – WQTW. We hope to serve all of your education and entertainment needs. John Longo bought the station in 1989 employing his family as managers and sales staff.