After a three-hour simulcast of the Rush Limbaugh program between WJAS (1320) and WPGB (104.7), WPGB flipped formats to “Big Country” with current country hits. Message boards and industry experts have been predicting this change for some time and one might suspect that this may have sped up the change at WJAS which occurred at Noon today. (We hear the last song played on the old format was Frank Sinatra’s “One For My Baby” which seems appropriate.) The new country format is expected to be commercial free for “10,000 songs”. The “FM News Talk” format began in January 2004.
Meanwhile, there were those who thought 104.7 would become an all sports FM station to compete with KDKA-FM (93.7) but Clear Channel’s plan is to keep their sports station on 970 AM as they work to move an FM translator at 106.3 from Uniontown to the tower at Calvary Cemetery.