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WTZN-FM
Image:WTZN.jpg
City of license Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Branding 93.7 The Zone
Slogan Pittsburgh's Man Station
First air date 1953
Frequency 93.7 (MHz)
Format Talk
ERP 41,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning The Zone
Owner CBS Radio
Website http://www.937thezone.com

WTZN-FM(93.7 The Zone), is male-focused talk station radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Owned by CBS Radio, the station operates at 93.7 MHz with an ERP of 41kw. Its transmitter is located in Pittsburgh. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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 can refer to: Look up talk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... 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. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... ERP may stand for: Effective radiated power, used in radio communications Peoples Revolutionary Army (Argentina) (Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo) Electronic Road Pricing, toll-collection scheme in Singapore Enterprise resource planning Estonian Reform Party European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan Event-related potential, a method used... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ...

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History

93.7 in Pittsburgh began its life as WKJF-FM in the 1950's, an independently-owned FM station. For a brief time, there was a co-owned UHF TV station, WKJF-TV (53), which operated in 1953-54. WPGH-TV Fox53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in Pittsburgh. ...


During its early incarnations as WKJF, WKOI, and WJOI, the station played beautiful-music and easy-listening selections.


The "B94" years

To most people in Pittsburgh, however, 93.7 is perhaps best remembered as WBZZ, simply known as "B94". It was owned by Infinity Broadcasting. CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ...


Debuting in 1981, WBZZ (B94) was the city’s number one Top 40 music station, tailoring their programming to not only a younger audience, but also a Pittsburgh audience.


B94 was different from most stations in Pittsburgh because it featured local morning shows such as “Quinn and Banana" (featuring Jim Quinn and Banana Don Jefferson) in the 1980’s and “John, Dave, Bubba, and Shelly” (with some minor morning personality changes)in the 1990’s through 2004. Jim Quinn (Born 1943) is a popular Conservative/Libertarian radio talk show host based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


B94 not only energized its audience with its hit music, but appealed to Pittsburghers since most of the on air talent were originally from Pittsburgh. In fact, the John, Dave, Bubba, and Shelly morning show created several spoof songs about the city and the slang many Pittsburghers (and western Pennsylvanians) use. B94’s studios originally over looked Pittsburgh from Mount Washington. But in 1998 the station moved its studios to Green Tree, a suburb located just right out of Pittsburgh and where most of the city’s radio stations are located. Mount Washington is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias south city area. ... Green Tree is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


In 2000, things began to change in Pittsburgh. One of Clear Channel stations revealed a new Top 40 format at 96.1 FM. The station, WKST-FM (Known locally as Kiss FM) began to take a large chunk out of Pittsburgh’s B94 audience. With more syndicated programming featuring famous national on air talent and focusing more on the younger audience, B94 for the first time, saw itself slipping into second place. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WKST-FM (96. ...


While 'Kiss FM' didn’t have a Pittsburgh appeal, it caused B94 to make some changes.


Early in 2003, WBZZ tweaked its name by calling itself “93-7 BZZ”. This was done because the station did want any confusion of exactly where they were on the radio dial, and to re-image their station to compete with its new rival WKST “Kiss FM.” Later, in mid-2004, the station would tweak its name again, calling itself this time, B93-7. There is no relation with B-93.7 of South Carolina. WFBC-FM is a radio station in Greenville, South Carolina. ...


However, this did not help the station at all.


The Final B94 Lineup June 28th 2004:

Timeslot Airstaff
Mornings Dave Bubba Shelly and Giant Brian
Middays Melanie Taylor
Afternoons Kobe
Nights Adam Bomb
Weekends The Ron Man, Chris Mack

There is another B-94 in St. Marys, Pennsylvania which is unrelated to this one. WKBI (B94), is an top 40 radio station based in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania. ... St. ...

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The "K-Rock" Years

In 2004 when Clear Channel yanked Howard Stern from their stations, including 105.9 The X WXDX-FM, WBZZ station manager Keith Clark and other station officials decided to flip the station’s format after 23 years, and not only pick up Howard Stern (which they saw as a golden opportunity to improve their ratings) but unveil a new rock format to compete with Clear Channel’s other rock stations. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WXDX-FM (The X at 105. ...


So on June 30, 2004, WBZZ’s on-air talent gathered to say goodbye to Pittsburgh, thanking them for their support throughout the years. And with the flip of a switch, WBZZ was no more, putting an end to a legacy and a birth to a new format and a new call sign, WRKZ. They failed.


It should be noted that former WBZZ morning personalities have split up, but all are still on the air in Pittsburgh. John Kline (who left the station before the format flip, is now on WZPT with former WBZZ personality ‘Bubba.” Both are part of the morning show. Shelly Duffy, is now on WRKZ sister station, KDKA AM 1020 and is part of the morning show as well. And Dave Cook is still at 93.7, but has his own show in the afternoon at WRKZ. "The Ron-Man" who was the weekend/swing jock also moved to WRKZ holding down the same position, but using the name Kravin.


Ratings for 93.7 improved after the switch, but began to decline before Howard Stern's departure for Sirius satellite radio.


After the demise of Howard Stern on FM Radio, the station had David Lee Roth as his replacement. However, due to low ratings, Roth was replaced by Opie and Anthony less than three months after Roth's debut. Opie and Anthonys ratings are just as low. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ...


On Monday, August 21st, 2006, it was announced on Philadelphia's WYSP, that afternoon drive host, Kidd Chris, would begin syndication to 93.7 on Monday, August 28th. On March 19, 2007, K-Rock dropped The Kidd Chris Show. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


On April 2, 2007, K-Rock became 93.7 The Zone. K-Rock logo 2004-2007| Image File history File links Wrkz. ...


Schedule for 93.7 The Zone

Weekdays

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Weekends

  • TBA

The ZoneLines

  • 412-333-9370
  • Text 47625

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FM radio stations in the Pittsburgh Market (Arbitron #24)

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By Callsign: WAMO | WANB | WBJV | WCAL | WCDK | WCYJ | WDSY | WDUQ | WDVE | WEGW | WFGI | WFSJ | WGEV | WGLZ | WGSM | WITX | WIUP | WJPA | WKPL | WKST | WLCY | WLER | WLSW | WLTJ | WMUG | WNJR | WOGF | WOGG | WOGH | WOGI | WORD | WPGB | WPHP | WPKL | WPTS | WQED | WQMU | WRCT | WRRK | WRWJ | WSHH | WSRU | WTZN | WUKL | WVBC | WVMN | WWSW | WXDX | WVKF | WVNP | WYEP | WYFU | WZPT Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... WAMO-FM is a Urban Contemporary outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... WDSY is located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and broadcasts at 107. ... WDUQ is a public radio jazz and news station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WDVE is an FM radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at 102. ... WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... WGEV is a college radio station that is owned by Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. ... WGSM-FM is a Variety Hits radio station serving the Westmoreland County area, including eastern Allegheny County. ... WITX is a religious radio station in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. ... WJPA is an oldies simulcast on both the AM and FM bands. ... WPKL began in March of 1981 as WPQR. WPQR would carry a country format until 2000, when it would flip to oldies, via ABCs Oldies Radio, as The Pickle. No real information on why The Pickle was chosen as their name, but it is one-of-a-kind. ... WKST-FM (96. ... WLER-FM is a adult top 40 station that officially serves Butler County, Pennsylvania, but can be heard in parts of northern Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. ... WLSW is an American radio station, licensed to Scottdale, Pennsylvania. ... WLTJ, Lite Rock 92. ... WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. ... The Word FM (Positive Hit Radio) is a radio network based in Sellersville, PA that plays Contemporary Christian music. ... WPGB is a Hot Talk outlet based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WPKL is an oldies-formatted radio station in Pennsylvania licensed to Uniontown at 99. ... WPTS-FM is a non-commercial radio station owned by the University of Pittsburgh, and offers a mix of student-run programming. ... WQED-FM is a non-commercial, viewer-supported Classical, Fine Arts and Information outlet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WQMU-FM (U-92), is a variety hits radio station in Indiana County. ... WRCT is a non-commercial freeform radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WRRK (96. ... WRWJ-FM, is an religious radio station based in Murraysville, Pennsylvania and serves metro Pittsburgh. ... WSHH-FM (Wish 99. ... WSRU (88. ... WWSW, 3WS-FM, is a Oldies outlet based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WXDX-FM (The X at 105. ... WYEP is a non-commercial, community-support outlet that specializes in eclectic music and programming. ... WZPT (Star 100. ...


Past Stations: WRKZ | WBZZ | WYDD   WGBN is a gospel music radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ...


Satellite Radio Local Traffic/Weather: XM Channel 215 XM redirects here. ...


See also: Pittsburgh (FM) (AM)

See also: List of FM stations in Pittsburgh
Arbitron-Ranked Pennsylvania Radio Markets:

Allentown (FM) (AM) | Altoona | Chambersburg | Erie (FM) (AM) | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon (FM) (AM) | Johnstown | Lancaster (FM) (AM) | Meadville-Franklin | Philadelphia (FM) (AM) | Pittsburgh (FM) (AM) | Reading | State College | Sunbury-Selinsgrove-Lewisburg | Wilkes Barre-Scranton (FM) (AM) | Waynesboro | Williamsport | York (FM) (AM) This is a list of Pittsburgh FM stations. ...


Non-Arbitron-Ranked Pennsylvania Radio Markets:
Northern Pennsylvania (includes DuBois, Kane, Punxsutawney, and St. Marys)


Markets that transcend New York and Pennsylvania:
Olean NY/Bradford PA | Jamestown NY/Warren PA

See also: List of radio stations in Pennsylvania and List of United States radio markets

 
 

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