Eddie Edwards is purchasing Alex Langer’s WPYT (660), a 1,400-watt daytime-only station licensed to Wilkinsburg, according to KDKA-TV.
The station — which currently airs a mix of brokered shows and programs from Langer’s “National Radio Network” — broadcasts from the 1550 tower in Braddock Hills.
Edwards plans a format of talk aimed at the African-American community, KDKA reports.
The deal is pending FCC approval. More details as we receive them.
UPDATE: The cost of the purchase is $500,000 and the FCC approval is expected to take about 90 days. Edwards hopes to get the new format on the air in January. First though, he needs to find a new studio and is hoping to find a location either in Forest Hills or Monroeville. Eventually his plan is to acquire an FM which would have classic R&B targeted to older listeners. Although Edwards was “happily retired,” he decided to get back into the business to bring the African-American voice back to Pittsburgh and to give young minorities the opportunity to find jobs in the radio industry. He plans to hire 15 full and part-time people initially. E.O.