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WQMU
Broadcast area Indiana, Pennsylvania / Pittsburgh
Branding 92.5 U-92
Slogan "Your Music. Your Station."
First air date August 14, 1968
Frequency 92.5(mHz)
Format Adult CHR
ERP 3,000 watts
Class A
Owner St. Pier Group, LLC (Renda Broadcasting Corporation)
Website www.u92radio.com

WQMU is a variety hits radio station broadcast on 92.5FM, which serves Cambria County, Indiana County, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and a portion of Allegheny County. The station is owned by Renda Broadcasting. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 781 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1062 × 815 pixel, file size: 21 KB, MIME type: image/gif) Created by D. Kent Kerr for Renda Broadcasting This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Indiana is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States, part of the Pittsburgh DMA. The population was 14,895 at the 2000 census. ... For other uses, see Pittsburg (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 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. ... 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 a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Cambria County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Indiana County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Renda Broadcasting (RBC) is a privately held Pittsburgh based radio broadcasting company founded by chief executive, Tony Renda. ...

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History

WQMU signed on in August of 1968 at 103.1 mhz. From the day of its first sign-on until January of 1990, WQMU was mostly automated, with formats varying from Beautiful Music to Album Rock, with music delivered on 10-inch reel-to-reel tape. The WQMU call letters alluded to its position statement promising Quality MUsic'. The station did however, air a live morning show program for many of its years, hosted by Mike Cavanagh, who has been with the station since its sign-on in 1968.


In January 1990, WQMU began a relationship with the Transtar Radio Network (now Westwood One), first affiliating with the network's "Niche 29" format of Classic Rock and Top 40. The network later changed the name of the format to "Adult Rock 'n Roll", and the Transtar affilation was later dropped in favor of another affiliation agreement with the Jones Satellite Network in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


The station moved to 92.5 after then owner RMS Media petitioned the FCC for an FM license north of Indiana at 103.3 FM in Brookville. In order for the new station to go on the air, WQMU would have to move its frequency, which took place in 1997.


WQMU was then marketed as "The Planet" and continue to play Adult Rock 'n Roll until 2000. That year, U-92 was born with a U2 tour tie in. Many changes were taking place in the business and airstaff positions, the biggest coming in 2004.


Renda Broadcasting had already acquired rival stations WCCS & WLCY with plans of relocating them to a renovated building at 840 Philadelphia St., in downtown Indiana, PA. In 2004 RMS Media Management finalized the sale of both WQMU and WDAD to Renda, who moved all four stations to the former Gatti Pharmacy location. Renda Broadcasting (RBC) is a privately held Pittsburgh based radio broadcasting company founded by chief executive, Tony Renda. ... WCCS (1160-AM) is a commercially-licensed AM radio station, licensed to Homer City, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, and 25 miles northwest of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... WLCY-FM is a country radio station serving Indiana, Cambria, Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania. ... WDAD is a radio station in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, serving Indiana, Cambria, and Westmoreland counties. ...


WQMU is now marketed as U92.5, using a new logo designed to tie in closely with the changing mascot of IUP. The new location has 3 studios with ground level windows looking into the busy intersection at 9th and Philadelphia Streets. WQMU is slightly tucked into the building down 9th, but the studio is still visible from the sidewalk. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university located in the borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, sixty miles northeast of Pittsburgh. ...


It is said by some broadcast engineers to be one of the most state-of-the-art radio facilities in the country, small or large market.


Weather

U92.5 FM and all of it's affiliate stations provide weather updates throughout the day. Their weather is provided by the Weather Channel. In winter and during harsh weather conditions, they also air school & business closings.


Sports

Since 2006, WQMU has been the voice of IUP Crimson Hawk Sports with Sports Director Jack Benedict. In 2007, WQMU was also the home for Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff hockey. U92.5 FM is also the local affiliate station for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Network. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university located in the borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, sixty miles northeast of Pittsburgh. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Yellow Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney Mascot Steely McBeam League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football Conference...


High School Sportsnight features both basketball and football games in the Heritage Conference, sponsored by Indiana Regional Medical Center.


Programming

Some of U92.5's Programming Includes:

  • The Awesome 80's Hour (Lunch Hour)
  • Morning News Updates
  • Weather forecasts throughout the day

Radio Personalities

  • Joshua Bennett (Weather & Live Events)
  • Dan Flickinger (Weather & News on weekends)
  • Randall Thorn (Weather & News on weekends)
  • Chuck Clark (Sports & Weather)
  • Jack Benedict (Sports)
  • Todd Marino (Sports & Weather)

External Links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WQMU
  • Radio Locator information on WQMU

 
 

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