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Aug 07 2014

Changes afoot

WJAS (1320) switched to conservative talk at Noon simulcasting temporarily with WPGB (104.7). AnnouncementS are running on both stations that an announcement about the future of 104.7 will air at 3:00 p.m. today. Many feel it will go all country. More tonight…

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  1. Ken Hawk

    I heard all sports. I don’t think country’s surged to the point where we need an additional country station in this morning. Two is enough. I don’t think there’s enough room for another all-sports outlet either. It’ll be interesting to see how it all fleshes out.

    I swear that frequency is cursed.

  2. DAVE

    0MG!!!! MR. IORIO TOOK A PERFECTLY GOOD RADIO STATION AND TURNED IT INTO ANOTHER RIGHT WING B.S. MACHINE!!!!! HOW SAD! I’M IN MY UPPER 50’S AND LOVED THE ADULT PROGRAMMING!!! IT JUST NEEDED SOME NEW STUFF FROM THE 60’S AND 70’S. PITTSBURGH BY FAR HAS THE WORST RADIO PROGRAMMING I HAVE EVER HEARD! AND I DO ALOT OFTRAVELLING! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS NEW ENDEAVOR FAIL! OH, AND BY THE WAY,…… WE NEED ANOTHER COUNTRY STATION?????

  3. msg

    As the players fall into place. Doesn’t anyone think it was a little funny that Stoney Richards announced his retirement just a week or so ago? And is only holding onto his (sometimes) KDKA gig?

  4. Rick

    I’m with DAVE on this. 104.7 tried country back in the BIG VOICE days (sister station to Y108). 104.7 might be better off trying to supplant The Fan as the go-to sports station. It would likely require moving ESPN’s shill format from AM 970 (or adopting Fox Sports Radio), but it would be better than giving the market another station in a format it does not need.

    For anyone’s information, the only adult standards stations I know of that can be picked up around western Pennsylvania are WCRO, a local channel (1,000 watts) station that is run by the Johnstown School District, and CFZM, a 50,000-watter from Toronto that can be picked up by day and by night in Indiana County and points north. Down side: AM 740 is not as good as it once was as it has been reduced to running mainly junk middays and on weekends.

  5. raccoonradio

    Country is very popular these days, almost like the new top 40. Younger listeners, many female. What happens when you have a few stations running country or sports and they’re doing well? You jump into the pool also.
    CC was not doing well with cons talk and here they go after WDSY and all the Froggys, attracting a desired demo and keeping other stations’ ratings down to protect their own properties like WDVE.

    In Boston, CC bought a fairly weak signalled (but close to town) FM and ran variety hits then elec dance music on it. June 13, shift to country as the Bull. In one month ratings doubled, 1.2 to 2.6 on the station (WBWL), among the highest it ever got. The competition, Greater Media’s WKLB, lost a point. WKLB was doing very well in the
    ratings. So, country? “Me too”. Here, they didn’t want to kill off sports on 970 so instead found a home for the talk
    shows on WJAS.

  6. Kevin

    WCNS, 1480 out of Latrobe, has a close-to-adult standards format – America’s best music. Weak signal though, once you get towards Monroeville you lose it, and don’t even bother at night.

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