Mahoning/Shenango Valleys AM Call Sign Cavalcade

Years ago before the blog format, PBRTV had the Call Sign Cavalcade which listed as many former callsigns as people could remember. That was before most of the information was made available online and we had to rack our brains. Then the FCC made the records public, but the information went only as far back as 1980 when computer records began to be kept. Now, the FCC is in the process of making the index cards prior to 1980 available on the station records… even for deleted stations. The information, while still not entirely available, is about as accurate as it will get or as anyone is willing to research. When this idea was restarted, not all AM station cards had been scanned and PBRTV’s research was paused until the rest of the information was made available. Frequency changes are also noted. The Hyperlinks will take you to the history cards associated with that station’s license dating back to its start.


570Current: 10/30/1926 – WKBN Youngstown


600Current: 12/20/1965 – WSOM Salem


790Current: 11/7/1938- WPIC Sharon (on 780 AM)
NARBA REALLOCATION: 3/24/1941 – 790 AM


830Current: 2/1/1989 – WKTX Cortland
Former:
2/6/1985 – WLND

*This AM station post-dates the era of history cards which were discontinued in 1980.


940Current: 8/1/1960 – WGRP Greenville


1200Current: 11/5/1999 – WKST New Castle
Former: 

10/18/1968 – WBZY (on 1140 AM)
5/26/1981: 1200 AM


1240 –  Current: 4/14/1949 – WBBW Youngstown


1280Current: 9/20/2004 – WJST New Castle
Former:
11/7/1939 – WKST (on 1250 AM)
NARBA REALLOCATION – 3/24/1941 – 1280 AM
11/5/1999 – WBZY

Other calls listed but never used: WSWT


1330Current: 12/1/2003 – WGFT Campbell
Former:
12/1/1955 – WHOT (on 1570 AM)
2/14/1964 – 1330 AM
10/8/1990 – WYWR
7/6/1992 – WZKC
11/15/1993 – WASN

Other calls listed but never used: WFAB


1340Current: 1/30/2006 – DWSAJ Grove City
Former:

11/29/1922 – WSAJ (on 360 m)
6/30/1924 – 1160 AM
1/9/1925 – 1310 AM
6/1/1927 – 1340 AM
10/31/1928 – 1310 AM
NARBA REALLOCATION – 3/24/1941 – 1340 AM


1390Current: 11/1/1999 – WNIO Youngstown
Former:
9/27/1939 – WFMJ (on 1420 AM)
NARBA REALLOCATION – 3/24/1941 – 1450 AM
7/31/1946 – 1390 AM
4/23/1990 – WHOT
2/15/1995 -WRTK
11/1/1999 – WNIO


1440Current: 4/13/2005 – WHKZ Warren
Former:
12/11/1941 – WRRN
3/28/1949 – WHHH
5/4/1981 – WRRO
9/25/1998 – WRBP
3/15/2001 – WHKW
7/6/2001 – WFHM
8/16/2001 – WHKW


1470Current: 2/18/2003 – WLOA Farrell
Former:
10/19/1954 – WFAR
11/12/1980 – WGBU
11/1/1988 – WMGZ
12/1/1989 – WOJY
3/18/1991 – WRQQ
3/29/1996 – WICT
3/3/1997 – WPAO


1500Current: 12/1/2003 – WASN Youngstown
Former:
10/4/1976 – WGFT


1540Current: 12/16/2010 – WYCL Niles
Former:
4/6/1964 – WNIO
5/5/1990 – WNRB
5/23/1994 – WFNE
11/1/1999 – WRTK


1570Current: 1/26/2011 – WHTX Warren
Former:
9/10/1971 – WTCL
11/2/1981 – WOKG
12/15/1990 – WANR

Other calls listed but never used: WDNL