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WJAS is a adult standards radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Renda Broadcasting, and broadcasts at 1320 kHz, with a ERP of 5 kW-Unlimited power. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... Renda Broadcasting (RBC) is a privately held Pittsburgh based radio broadcasting company founded by chief executive, Tony Renda. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... ERP is a TLA (three-letter acronym) that may stand for: European Recovery Program, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan Effective radiated power, a term used in radio communications for calculating the power of a communications system in terms of its gains and losses. ...


History

WJAS, which is one of Pittsburgh's five original AM stations, first signed on the air on August 4, 1922 and was a NBC owned-and-operated station by the 1960s. In 1973, they became extremely popular with a new format as top 40 WKTQ, "13Q", under new owners Heftel Communcations. By 1977, though, 13Q's fortunes were fading and Heftel sold the station to Nationwide Communications. Nationwide later sold the station to Benni Broadcasting, who switched the station to its current adult standards format in 1981, at which time it reclaimed the WJAS call letters. Benni eventually sold WJAS to Renda Broadcasting. Amplitude modulation (AM) is a form of modulation in which the amplitude of a carrier wave is varied in direct proportion to that of a modulating signal. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Nationwide Communications Nationwide Communications Inc. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WJAS features three personalities with a long and storied history in Pittsburgh media: Jack Bogut, Bill "Chilly Billy" Cardille, and Mike McGann.


External links

  • Official website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WJAS


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WJAS is engrained in the history of Pittsburgh Radio.
The self-described “ex-teen idol” with members of the WJAS on-air crew, including (from left) Carol Finelli, Bill Cardille, Fabian’s wife Andrea, Fabian, Mike McGann, Chris Shovlin, Claralyn Phillips – Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association’s Western Pennsylvania Area.
WJAS Broadcast LIVE at the 2006 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
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WJAS' current two-tower site sits along the river near the eastern portal of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, on land that the station leased from the Standard LaFarge Company.
The URA tried to end WJAS' lease on the land, only to find itself in the midst of a three-way lawsuit, which the agency now hopes to settle by selling WJAS another piece of land that it owns, a few miles north at Highland Drive and Leech Farm Road in Penn Hills.
WJAS' application calls for a three-tower array, with two towers used by day with 6000 watts and two towers at night with 3300 watts.
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