Proclaiming itself as “Pittsburgh’s Best Music Mix” WLTJ is now known as Q 92.9. The change apparently occurred on Easter.
It seems that the music format hasn’t changed much, but some of the rumor mills seem to think the entire airstaff has been wiped out. There is also a computerized voice after each song which announces the song and the artist followed by a liner. The Legal ID remains WLTJ Pittsburgh, but we suspect that a callsign with a “Q” in it may be in the works.
More as we hear it.
UPDATE: A reliable source tells PBRTV that many WLTJ personalities cleaned out their offices and picked up their last paychecks this morning. No word yet on the number of layoffs, or if anyone was retained.
UPDATE #2: In a Post-Gazette interview, PD Chuck Stevens said that the format is merely being tweaked to create a more contemporary sound saying that the “Lite-FM” identity “had been around a long, long time. We felt it was time to bring it into the new millennium.”
The station will run jockless for a few weeks.