As we mentioned yesterday, KQV (1410) has been saved by Broadcast Communications Inc. Company owner Robert Stevens told the Post-Gazette not to expect anything to be on the air until this fall. There is a lot of prep work that needs to be done to relocate the transmitter as the 70-year-old transmitter site in Ross Township was not a part of the purchase deal.
But Stevens was not the only one to save a station. Area native Chris Lash announced this week that he was able to save a Buffalo area station that went off the air at the same time, KQV did. That station is WSPQ (1330). Lash tells PBRTV that he has purchased the station, applied for an FM translator, and plans are to have it carry Scott Shannon’s “True Oldies Channel” format.
Two stations starting 2018 in “endangered” status get a new shot at life from Western PA natives. Way to go!