WPKV (98.3 Duquesne) has been running the K-Love format for about a year or more under a License Marketing Agreement station owner Keymarket has with EMF Broadcasting. Now, an application has been filed to bost the signal from a 1 kw class A station to a 3.7 kw Class B1 station. The increasing popularity of “K-Love” in Pittsburgh (latest numbers show a 2.3 share and growing) no doubt prompts the move. In order to make the change, EMF will have to move its Confluence-licensed WKEL (98.5) about 15 miles further placing it closer to the Maryland border. Meanwhile, Keymarket’s sister company (Forever Broadcasting) will have to allow for short spacing with Oil City’s WGYI (also 98.5).
Family-Life Media-Com will pay $150,000 to purchase WTYM (1380 Kittanning) from Vernal Enterprises. This move comes as the result of station owner Larry Schrecongost’s death earlier this year. Since June, WTYM has been operated by Family-Life under an LMA.