Ohio Valley 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.


950Current: 1/12/1987 – WDIG Steubenville
Former:
5/20/1974 – WLIT


1170Current: 12/6/1926 – WWVA Wheeling (860 AM)
6/1/1927 – 770 AM
11/1/1927 – 890 AM
11/16/1927 – 580 AM
9/12/1928 – 1020 AM
10/31/1928 – 1160 AM
NARBA REALLOCATION on 3/24/1941 – 1170 AM


1290 – Current: 2/28/1959 – WOMP Bellaire
Former:
1/20/1948 – WTRF
1/1/1955 – WTRX


1330Current: 2/26/1954 – WETZ New Martinsville


1340Current: 12/11/2012 – DWSTV Steubenville
Former:
11/28/40 – WSTV (1310 AM)
NARBA REALLOCATION on 3/24/1941 – 1340 AM


1370 – Current: 2/1/2001 – WVLY Moundsville
Former:
12/15/1950 – WMOD
10/6/1964 – WEIF
10/17/1988 – WQPN
5/20/1991 – WZAQ
10/12/1994 – WMJT


1400Current: 4/22/1996 – WBBD Wheeling
Former:
6/5/1941 – WKWK


1430Current: 12/8/1950 – WEIR Weirton
*** Other calls listed; never used – WRTN


1490Current: 4/4/1950 – WOHI East Liverpool


1600Current: 11/27/2000 – WKKX Wheeling
Former:
1/31/1950 – WHLL
11/1/1971 – WNEU
12/28/1984 – WUNI
4/22/1987 – WZMM
2/14/1989 – WBBD
11/2/1995 – WOHZ