Although it was just a daytime station in its 1530 days, WKFB signs off at sundown to accommodate WABC New York.
From WTAE, WPTT garnered Lynn Cullen and Doug Hoerth. The format was full-service with a smattering of MOR, country and… POLKA music. It was the ninth oldest station in Minnesota.
Salem Broadcasting owned the station and its FM counterpart – WYDD 104.7 in the late 80s. 940 DWFGI Charleroi, PennsylvaniaLast Owner: Keymarket Licenses, LLCLast Format: Country. The station remained on the air playing a “smooth jazz” blend of music til 1999 when the signal went dark.
Iorio sold the stations to Sound Ideas in 2013. This is WORD-FM’s sister station.
(KDKA was extremely jealous too!
, The station was assigned the WEEP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 7, 2001. In 2000, the station was purchased by a New York Company which brought a Gospel religious format.
WAMO eventually had an FM sister station first at 105.9 FM and later at 106.7.
In 2000, WMBA’s owner sold the station to Iorio Broadcasting who owned WBVP since the 1996 spinoff by SFX Broadcasting following the purchase of sister station WWKS-FM. The station began broadcasting in 1936, with a power of 250 watts. Iorio sold WMBA and WBVP to Sound Ideas Media in 2013. You were once able to walk by and wave hello to your favorite member of the “Fun-lovin’ five.” KQV was the station that welcomed the Beatles to town in 1964.
Loran Mann & Pentecostal Temple Development CorporationFormat: Contemporary Gospel.
The two stations would remain sisters for 66 years except for one year in the early 1980s.
WMBS signed on in 1937 as the first radio station in Fayette County. Founded in 1949, the station operated at 1580 AM at 500 watts. This station, however, has had a myriad of owners over the years and has frequently featured Urban formats. Features newer acts and a more modern take on music, with indie rock, hip hop, soul, and local artists.
WMBA signed on in the late 1950s by Miners Broadcasting and for over 40 years competed with nearby WMBS. In 1947, this station signed on as WCVI and basically provided a full-service format with music, talk and local sports. A news/talk format was used for a while before it became WPGR with a Gospel music format.
1380 WTYM Kittanning, Pennsylvania(103.7 W279DN Kittanning)Owner: Family-Life Media Com Inc.Format: News/Talk; Christian.
Join our mailing list for updates about our artists, music, events and more. The station returned to the air in February 2010 as a simulcast to its FM sister WAOB-FM. The station began by a group of Washington, PA business owners, many of whom still lay claim to partial ownership today.
The station would become the second for the company and a sister to 1150 WGBN and the call letters were traded.
590 WMBS Uniontown, Pennsylvania(101.1 W266DB Uniontown)Owner: Fayette Broadcasting CorporationFormat: Full Service/Standards. The station last aired a Religious radio format. LHTC turned WAVL into WXJX in late 2018 and, enforcing its FM translator, brought in the Jack FM format. In 1982, the station was sold to its general manager, Robert W. Dickey who received financial backing from newspaper publisher Richard Mellon Scaife forming a partnership known as Calvary, Inc. Mr. Dickey held a similar role at 1010 WINS in New York and KQV’s format sounded a lot like WINS right down to the slogan, “You give us 22 minutes and we’ll give you the world!” Dickey passed away in 2011 and not long after, Scaife sold his interest in the station to Calvary, Inc. Scaife died in 2014. Ironically enough, it was Larry who played the last song (Don McLean’s American Pie) on KDKA in 1992 just before it became a news/talk station. Originally, KQV was “8ZAE” signing on November 19, 1919. Bill Lynch served as the first general manager who oversaw the use of the station as a broadcast outlet for the Broadcast Arts Academy of Monroeville. Signed on in 1948 as WACB (Armstrong County Broadcasting) as the second station in Armstrong County behind Apollo’s WAVL.
The station began broadcasting in 1936, with a power of 250 watts. As the temperatures drop, warm yourself up with this November on-demand playlist of sun, summer, surf, and positive vibrations.
We’ll be playing them throughout the day Thursday and Friday on 91.3FM. The call letters stood for the station’s owner H. J. Brennan who was then the general manager of WJAS in Pittsburgh. The last few minutes of this was recorded from the FM side only.
The studios were originally on Smithfield Street, then the Roosevelt Hotel, and Gateway Towers.
It became the region’s Mutual Broadcasting affiliate in the 1940s, but perhaps the station is most noted for launching the career of Alan Freed who eventually moved on to become one of the nation’s well-known jocks coining the phrase “rock ‘n’ roll”. 1210 formally went on the air on December 31, 2009 putting an end to 1580.
A Construction permit was granted to move the station to 880 AM in 1989, but the project was abandoned.
Many local talents began their careers here. 1590 DWZUM Carnegie, PennsylvaniaLast Owner: Believe and Achieve Family and Educational CenterLast Format: Religious. 1360 WGBN McKeesport, Pennsylvania(98.9 W255DM McKeesport)Owner: The Rev.