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Encyclopedia > WPGB
WPGB
Broadcast area Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Branding FM NewsTalk 104.7
Slogan Pittsburgh's Next Generation of NewsTalk
First air date 1967 (as WYDD)
Frequency 104.7 (MHz)
Format Talk radio
ERP 13,000 watts
Class B
Owner Clear Channel

WPGB is a talk radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Owned by Clear Channel Communications, the station broadcasts at 104.7 MHz with an ERP of 13kW. Its transmitter is located in Pittsburgh.The Program Director is Jay Bohannon. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ...

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History: Beginnings as WPGH

Though this station first signed on the air as 104.7 WYDD in 1967, its roots can be traced back to 1963 as 100.7 WPGH and under the ownership of Gateway Broadcasting Enterprises, which also owned New Kensington-licensed AM station WKPA (now WGBN). 100.7 was also (and still is) licensed to New Kensington. is a radio station in Canberra, Australia, jointly owned by Austereo and The Australian Radio Network (ARN). ... WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... New Kensington is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ...


Gateway owner Nelson L. Goldberg was interested in acquiring an improved FM signal with Pittsburgh market penetration. That opportunity presented itself in 1967, when a channel opened up for 104.7. To acquire the new signal, Goldberg had to spin off WPGH, which was purchased by Milton Hammond and moved to Millvale, where it was rechristened as big-band formatted WNUF-FM. That station is known today as WZPT. Nelson L. Goldberg, an innovator, pioneer and visionary in the telecommunications, developed the first cable system to be acquired by Comcast. ... WZPT (Star 100. ...


104.7 adopted the WPGH call letters, but they didn't stay around for long, as the station changed to a full-time jazz format and given the call letters WYDD, for "the 'WIDE' world of Pittsburgh", using an elongated globe as its logo. The station would then move to a more free-form rock format in the 1970's, and then a Top 40 format by the early 1980's, which it maintained under a variety of different monikers such as "Y-104", "Power 105" and then finally "Energy 105" (which brought the call letter change to WNRJ). One of the chief competitors between Top 40 station WBZZ (then known as B94, now as WTZN) and AOR-formatted WDVE, WYDD maintained a fairly consistent lineup until its sale to Salem Communications in 1989, ending more than two decades of local ownership. During the final days of Gateway ownership, the station had adopted a new Top 40 format from WABC radio legend Rick Sklar. The change brought about the new slogan "Energy 105" and the call letters WNRJ. Sadly, this format would only last about a year. is a radio station in Canberra, Australia, jointly owned by Austereo and The Australian Radio Network (ARN). ... WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... WTZN-FM(93. ... AOR can refer to any of the following: AOR is an abbreviation of Album Oriented Rock. ... WDVE is an FM radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at 102. ... WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) is a media company operating in the United States, with 99 U.S. radio stations (pending acquisitions) that are primarily concentrated in the nations biggest markets, including 65 stations in 23 of the top 25 markets. ... WABC may refer to: WABC (AM) (770 kHz), also known as NewsTalkRadio 77, the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network, serving the New York metropolitan area WABC-FM (95. ...


WYDD had its main studio located along with WKPA in New Kensington since its beginnings, but maintained a separate sales office at Gateway Towers in Pittsburgh for many years. Following the finalized sale to Salem Communications, the call letters were switched to WEZE, shared by Salem's co-owned AM station in Boston, and an easy-listening format was adopted, with the intent to switch from that format to Christian talk once the ministry contracts could be obtained. The studios were then moved to Greentree borough, located in Pittsburgh's South Hills, to Seven Parkway Center, Suite 625, one floor below WLTJ. The tower site was then moved later that same year from Murray Hill Road in East Deer Township (which was half of WKPA's two-tower directional antenna array) to 750 Ivory Avenue, just off I-279 in Pittsburgh, the home of WPGH-TV Fox 53. The much higher tower location allowed a power reduction to 13kw, but a coverage problem for the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh was finally alleviated. WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ... New Kensington is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... WLTJ, Lite Rock 92. ... WPGH-TV Fox53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in Pittsburgh. ...


After years of negotiations, the opportunity to purchase heritage Christian stations WPIT-AM/FM finally presented itself to Salem Communications. Salem purchased the station in 1993, and though now legally permitted to hold 104.7 (thanks to duopoly) in addition to WPIT-AM/FM, Salem chose to spin 104.7 off to Entertainment Communications (dba Entercom), licensee of WDSY-FM and the former WEEP-AM. WPIT-AM/FM's facilities were moved to Greentree, and 104.7's operations were moved to WPIT's longtime home in downtown Pittsburgh at Gateway Towers, where it was joined by WEEP and WDSY. Both stations would remain there for about five years, until all three stations were split off and sold to three different owners. Operations for 104.7 would move temporarily to One Allegheny Square in Pittsburgh, and then finally to 200 Fleet Street in Greentree. WDSY is located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and broadcasts at 107. ... WWNL is a Christian radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Prior to becoming a talk station in 2004, the 104.7 frequency aired the formats of rhythmic oldies, smooth jazz, country, top 40, beautiful music, and various forms of rock. Such as 1047 The Revolution(rock), 1047 The Rebel(country), Smooth jazz wjjj(jazz), 1047 the beat(Jammin oldies). Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhythmic music and Rhythmic radio, also known as Rhythmic Crossover or Rhythmic Pop, is a term used to describe a certain group of radio stations and the Billboard chart that is compiled based on airplay from those radio stations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...

WYDD on-air studio at 810 Fifth Avenue in New Kensington from the early 1970's until 1989, when this studio was converted to production use only. Note the WYDD "Heartbeat" logo from the early 1980's on the clock's face. WYDD had switched its call letters to WNRJ and moved into a more state-of-the-art studio that year. The studios were finally moved to Greentree in 1991.
WYDD on-air studio at 810 Fifth Avenue in New Kensington from the early 1970's until 1989, when this studio was converted to production use only. Note the WYDD "Heartbeat" logo from the early 1980's on the clock's face. WYDD had switched its call letters to WNRJ and moved into a more state-of-the-art studio that year. The studios were finally moved to Greentree in 1991.
Announcer at the controls of the new WEZE on-air studio at Seven Parkway Center, Suite 625 in Greentree, April 1991. This location is now the main on-air studio for WORD-FM 101.5
Announcer at the controls of the new WEZE on-air studio at Seven Parkway Center, Suite 625 in Greentree, April 1991. This location is now the main on-air studio for WORD-FM 101.5
Black and White version of WNRJ logo, absent of red, orange and yellow color schemes used in full logo, used in 1989 until format change to easy-listening in January of 1990.
Logo for WEZE-FM, used until the station's format switch to Christian talk and the call letters WORD-FM.
Logo for WXRB-FM, "Rebel 104.7", which debuted in January 1993 following an LMA from Salem Communications to Entercom. The station, boasting a new hit country format, would be purchased outright by the end of the year.

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WPGB HD2

On April 25, 2006, Clear Channel announced that WPGB's HD2 subchannel will carry a smooth jazz music format, which was a previous station format under the call letters WJJJ. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Sports

On September 12, 2006, Clear Channel and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a five-year agreement in which WPGB would become the "new radio broadcast and strategic promotional partner of the Pirates beginning with the 2007 (Major League Baseball) season." WPGB is the Pirates' flagship radio station, having replaced KDKA, which broadcasted the first Major League Baseball game on radio (between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies) in 1921, and served as the Pirates' flagship station for 52 seasons (1955-2006). is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... KDKA is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Programming

The programming on WPGB is fairly standard for a Clear Channel station of its type, a regional morning show (itself simulcast on several stations throughout northern Appalachia and New England), followed by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, with Michael Savage in the evening hours. Weekday newscasts are supplied by Cleveland station WTAM and Fox News Radio. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... WTAM is an AM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 1100 kHz with 50,000 watts. ... The Fox News Channel is a top-rated U.S. conservative cable and satellite news channel, who claims to provide fair & balanced news. ...

Jim Quinn (b. ... Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is a talk-radio and television host. ... Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host and political commentator. ... Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York) is an American conservative talk radio host, a co-host of Fox News Channels program Hannity & Colmes, the host of the Fox News weekend program Hannitys America, and the author of two books. ... Ellis Cannon is an American talk show host. ... Michael Savage may refer to: Michael Savage (actor) (former star of General Hospital) professional name of Ron Jacobson [1] Michael Savage (commentator), professional name of Michael Weiner, a United States broadcaster from San Francisco, CA and a published natural health writer. ... Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show in the United States which deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate either to the paranormal, or to alleged conspiracies. ... George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is an American radio broadcaster. ...

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