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Dec 15 2014

Stations in the late 1960s

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This newspaper clipping (from which paper we’re unsure… either the Press or Post-Gazette) showed up in the Facebook Group “If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh a long time, you remember…” We figure the year on this is 1968 given that WYDD (104.7) is listed at that didn’t come about until 1967. 102.5 FM is still listed as KQV-FM and it didn’t become WDVE until 1969. You may think that WDUQ is mislabeled, but it was at 91.5 for many years before moving to 90.5 in 1969. (Heck, DUQ was at 89.3 during its first 6 months on the air in 1949.)

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  1. Boomer The Dog

    Thanks for breaking that picture out of Facebook jail.

    I’ve known about my own list for years, the one taped in my mom’s Magnavox hi-fi set, taped next to the tuner under a sliding door.

    I’m not sure what year it’s from, but I just took a picture of it for you to see, and there are plenty more radio stations on it, some broadcasting 24 hours. I’ll bet hi-fi fans must have loved that at the time!

    http://boomerthedog.com/am-fm-pittsburgh-radio-stations-moms-maggie.jpg

    Boomer

    1. Eric

      Just a quick glance tells me your list is probably from 1975ish… 🙂

  2. David

    Westchester purchased WMCK and changed the call letters to WIXZ around February of 1969, so this listing from the Pittsburgh Press is probably early 1969, prior to the WDUQ frequency change and the WDVE call letters.

  3. Rick

    KQV-FM is just one example of several FM stations that adopted the call letters of their AM sister stations. Cases in point include WTAE (now Kiss FM after incarnations as 96 KX, Hit Radio 96, the long-forgotten Gold 96 and The River), WJAS (now WISH 99.7), WLOA (now Bob FM after a series of format changes) and the legendary WEEP (now Y-108).

  4. Richard

    One other factor plays into dating this list… the Pittsburgh Press (dominant Pittsburgh newspaper at the time) was incredibly slowwwwww in updating these station lists… many months could pass before they made any changes…. just my 2c

  5. Jim

    Given the typography shown in the example, I’m 99% certain this was from the Pittsburgh Press. While true that the Press and Post-Gazette entered into a Joint Operating Agreement in 1961 (and were printed in the same facility), each paper had its own fonts and general “look.” This is a font the Press used for small sidebars, charts, etc. at the time.

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