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May 29 2014

WJAS Sold

18283_10151321353747755_139086614_nRadio Insight reports this morning that Renda Broadcasting announced the sale of WJAS (1320) to Frank Iorio’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners for $1 Million. The move leaves WSHH (99.7) as the only Pittsburgh property for Renda who maintains its headquarters here. Last year Renda donated WMNY (1360 McKeesport) to Pentecostal¬†Temple Church. Meanwhile, Iorio sold WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls) and WMBA (1480 Ambridge) last year.

This will mark only the second time that WJAS and WSHH were not owned by the same company. When Nationwide Broadcasting sold the stations in the early 1980s, WJAS was sold to Benni Broadcasting while WSHH was sold to Renda. Renda bought WJAS a year later.

No word whether a format or airstaff change will take place.

In addition to WSHH, Renda owns properties in Indiana, Punxsutawney and Greensburg in Pennsylvania as well as the Jacksonville and Ft. Myers markets in Florida.

Iorio owns an AM and 2 FMs in Warren PA and an FM in Altoona.

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  1. Rick

    I hope some kind of adult standards format stays in place at 1320. It’s the only reason I listen.

  2. Randy, The Lazy Comic

    I like the music that WJAS plays, especially after the morning and afternoon dinosaurs leave for the day. I sincerely hope this will push Bogut and Cardille into retirement, where both should have been, many, many years ago. Randy, TLC.

  3. Doug Goffus

    As mentioned by Rick previously, hopefully the new owners will maintain some kind of adult standards, perhaps removing all or most of the contemporary ballads, newer songs, and soft rock and return to true Nostalgia concentrating more on music from the 40s and 50s and perhaps early 60s.

  4. Joseph Pratt

    I hope the disc jockeys will stay at WJAS in the future. These DJs are some of the best ones in the history of Pittsburgh Radio.

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