The Catholic Relevant Radio network has pulled its programming from WZUM-AM (1590), according to Pat Cloonan in the McKeesport Daily News. (Not online.) The company has temporarily put an easy listening format on to fill the void. When that’s not airing, a Chicago company is leasing the station to Delmarva Educational Association. There is an option for DEA to buy the station lasting up to a year. A more stable format is expected to be announced by mid-May.
DEA is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but owns stations in or near the Delmarva Peninsula both of which are religious. One is an affiliate of the K-Love music network.
Sovereign City Radio Services LLC declined comment any further than to say that there are plans to sell WZUM or sign an LMA. No filing has been made with the FCC.
WZUM is a 1000-watt daytime signal and 24 watts at night airing from Crafton. The studios are located in West Mifflin.