WISR is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Butler, Pennsylvania. The station was the first to go on the air in Butler County, doing so on September 26, 1941; the station was the last to be granted a broadcast license before the FCC halted the licensing of any additional stations until after World War II. It has always broadcast on AM 680 with a maximum power output of non-directional; the station had operated as a daytime-only station until it was granted limited nighttime power in the late 1980s. WISR was the brainchild of local businessman David Rosenblum, who felt that the community could use a local radio station to promote its community and events. Naming the station after his father, Isaac Samuel Rosenblum, David Rosenblum managed the station and sold airtime, with his wife Georgia keeping the books; the couple continued to operate the radio station until their deaths in the early 1950s. It was at that time that the Rosenblums' son Joel, assumed the operations of WISR. Joel Rosenblum's brother Ray owned and managed a station of his own some 25 miles to the east, known as AM 1380 WACB Kittanning.
WISR, like most other small-town stations of its ilk, was a mixture of music. A popular program was a buy-sell-trade program called'The Phone Party', hosted by advertising sales representative Guy Travaglio, who left the station in the 1990s to pursue a career in politics. Midday on-air personality Pat Parker took over the show, which continued until late 2008. Another popular program was'The Larry Berg Show', hosted by another advertising sales rep, Larry Berg, who joined WISR after completing a 14-year tenure as owner of then-competitor present-affiliate stations WBUT and WLER-FM. Berg's show continued until his retirement on February 1, 2001; the show was renamed "It's Your Turn" and today is hosted by morning show host Dave Malarkey. Most low-powered daytime-only radio stations were granted permission by the FCC to begin limited nighttime power operations in 1988. WISR was one of these stations, prior to the nighttime authorization, had never used satellite technology on the air, relying on world and national news via UPI wire service.
After nighttime power was granted, WISR signed an affiliation agreement with CBS news, introducing satellite technology to its listeners. Joel Rosenblum continued to operate WISR out of its original studio on North Main Street in downtown Butler until 1997, when he agreed to sell the station to Brandon Communications Systems, Incorporated; that company, headed by Robert C. Brandon and his brother Ronald, was the licensee of WISR's crosstown competitor, WBUT and WLER-FM, which first signed on the air in 1949. Prior to the sale, WISR had programmed a format of adult contemporary music. In an effort to make the three stations compete less with each other, Brandon Communications switched the format from adult contemporary to its present one of MOR and easy listening music; the station, which had progressed little in terms of technology up to this point, invested in computerized hard-disk audio, provided by DCS. WLER-FM evolved out of the former FM license, issued to WISR; the station had been known as WISR-FM until the Rosenblum ownership returned the license to the FCC, failing to make a go with it in these early years of FM.
The license was recovered by WBUT's ownership years later. Larry Berg, the former owner of competitor WBUT AM/FM from 1964 until 1978, resurfaced at WISR a few years where he hosted his own afternoon talk show and sold airtime. Brandon Communications Systems changed its name to the Butler County Radio Network soon after the acquisition of WISR. A few years the Brandon brothers, one by one, sold their interests in the station to the present ownership made up of four local entrepreneurs, but the Butler County Radio Network has remained the name of the licensee. In 2003, WISR moved from its longtime location at 357 North Main Street to a new location on Hollywood Drive in Pullman Commerce Center, located on the south edge of Butler just off Route 8 south, it shares space with WBUT and WLER. In late 2013, the trio of radio stations moved from Pullman Center down Sixth Avenue to its current location on Pillow Street. WISR, along with WBUT and WLER, has been locally owned from the beginning, its current format is a mixture of news, talk and nostalgia music, continues its affiliation with the CBS radio network, which it has maintained since being granted nighttime power.
It is Butler County's exclusive radio home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Knoch High School sports. Longtime personalities Dave Malarkey and Pat Parker have each been with WISR for many years, with Malarkey first joining the station in 1973, Parker in 1987. Query the FCC's AM station database for WISR Radio-Locator Information on WISR Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WISR
For the township in Venango County, see Plum Township, Pennsylvania. Plum is a borough in Allegheny County in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. A suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is located northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, in what is referred to as the East Hills suburbs; the population was 27,126 at the 2010 census. Plum is referred to as "Plum Boro" or more "Plum Borough" by locals to distinguish it from its previous status as a township, it was founded as Plum Township in 1788 and was reorganized as a borough in 1956. The borough took its name from nearby Plum Creek. Plum Township was founded on December 18, 1788 as one of the original seven townships of Allegheny County, it extended as far south as Versailles, east to the county line, west to Pitt Township, north to the Allegheny River. Plum has shrunk over the years in area, but still remains among the larger municipalities in Allegheny County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 29.0 square miles, of which 28.6 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles, or 1.34%, is water.
Plum Borough is the second largest borough in the state of Pennsylvania. Pucketa Creek joins the Allegheny River where the creek forms the boundary between the borough of Plum and the city of Lower Burrell. Abers Creek Plum Creek rises in the borough. Little Plum Creek Monroeville Penn Hills Oakmont Harmar Township Cheswick Springdale Lower Burrell New Kensington Upper Burrell Township Murrysville As of the census of 2010, there were 27,126 people, 10,528 households, 7,431 families residing in the borough; the population density was 935.4 people per square mile. There were 10,528 housing units at an average density of 363.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.9% White, 3.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. There were 10,528 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together and 29.4% were non-families.
24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 12.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09. In the borough, the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 20, 2.5% from 20 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $66,680, the median income for a family was $74,941. Males had a median income of $54,119 versus $40,625 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $30,474. About 3.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. Boroughs in Pennsylvania are governed by a Mayor-Council system; as of January 2018, the mayor is Harry Schlegel The primary political party in Plum Borough is Republican. The Plum Borough School District serves the borough grades K–12.
The elementary schools are Pivik. The middle elementary school is Holiday Park Elementary; the junior high school is A. E. Oblock Junior High School and Plum Senior High School serves grades 9–12; the latest redistricting was approved by the Plum School Board in 2018. There were once three other elementary schools, which were called Renton Elementary School, Regency Park Elementary, the other called Adlai E. Stevenson, both have since been torn down. Plum School District is governed by the Plum School Board. Plum Borough is serviced by the Plum Borough Community Library; the library houses the history room of the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society. Oakmont Country Club is wholly located according to Google Maps; the course has been ranked as one of the five best by Golf Digest 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America. In 2007, Oakmont placed 5th by the magazine, it is one of only a few courses ranked every year in the top ten of the publication's history. The top 50 toughest courses rank Oakmont at #5, while GolfLink.com ranks it at #3 overall.
It hosted its ninth U. S. Open in 2016, the most of any course; the portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike from mile markers. William D. Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America Pat McAfee, punter for Indianapolis Colts, former punter/kicker West Virginia Mountaineers football team Logans Ferry Mine Tunnel Plum Borough official website Allegheny Foothills Historical Society
For the school district, Wayne-Westland Community Schools For the LGBT high school in Dallas, Walt Whitman Community SchoolWWCS is a sports radio station and an affiliate of Yahoo! Sports Radio serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market; the station is owned by Birach Broadcasting Corporation. WWCS broadcasts on 540 kHz with a power of 5,000 watts daytime, from a transmitter located just north of Canonsburg. Prior to being a Spanish music radio station, it had been a Radio Disney affiliate; the station's previous formats included classical music, ethnic programming and religious programming. The station's previous and long-held call letters were WARO. 540 was known as "Radio One" during its days as WARO. Following ABC's LMA of WWCS from owner Birach Broadcasting, operations for the station moved from its transmitter building at 38 Angerer Road in Canonsburg to 400 Ardmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg, the home of WEAE and WTAE-TV. Under ABC, the station carried Radio Disney. WWCS ceased to carry Radio Disney upon the expiration of ABC's lease of WWCS on December 31, 2010.
From January to February 2011, the station aired a music loop directing listeners to WDDZ. In February 2011, a Spanish music format began airing as a simulcast of WSDS from Detroit; the simulcast was replaced by Fox Sports Radio programming on January 1, 2012. It now carries Yahoo! Sports Radio programming full-time. WWCS is programmed and operated by Birach Holdings Corp. by and through its chairman and CEO, Sima Birach Jr. Query the FCC's AM station database for WWCS Radio-Locator Information on WWCS Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WWCS 540 simulcasting Spanish station
WBVP and WMBA are news/talk radio stations based in Beaver Falls, United States. The stations serve Beaver County and simulcast their programming; the stations are owned by Mark and Cynthia Peterson, through licensee Sound Ideas Media, LLC. WBVP operates at 1230 kHz with an ERP of 1 kW-Unlimited power and is licensed to Beaver Falls, while WMBA operates at 1460 kHz with an ERP of 500 W-Unlimited power and is licensed to Ambridge, Pennsylvania. WBVP started broadcasting on May 25, 1948 and was founded by a threesome from Pittsburgh, PA including Tom Price, Frank Smith and Charles Ondurka. In 1955, The original partners formed Beaver Valley Broadcasting. Around 1970, Hall Communications bought WBVP along with an FM radio station known as WBVP - FM at 106.7 mHz, put on the air in 1968. In 1985, Ted and Marilee Ruscitti from Hopewell township, PA bought WBVP and the FM station, that by this point in time the call letters had been changed and it was known as WWKS, through their company, MT Communications.
In 1990, The stations were sold to the Baltimore Radio Show out of Towson, MD with Harry Shriver serving as managing partner. Carnegie, PA native Frank Iorio, Jr. along with partners Aaron Daniels and Mike Swartz formed Pittsburgh Radio Partners and bought the two stations in 1994. Just a year the trio sold the FM station, WWKS, to Secret Communications and at that time Iorio bought out his partners and continued to own and operate WBVP through his newly formed company, Iorio Broadcasting, Inc. Iorio bought WMBA from Donn Communications in 2000. Long time station employee, Mark Peterson along with his wife, Formed Sound Ideas Media, LLC, purchased WBVP and WMBA in 2014; the two stations competed for 40 years. Miners Broadcasting put WMBA on the air; the station was sold in 1970 to a former Pittsburgh television advertising salesman. His Bride Broadcasting, Inc. instituted a more contemporary format, including local talk shows and Top 40 music after 4 p.m. during the week and on weekends. Bride continued to own and operate the station after he moved his base of operations to Maine, where he owned other radio stations.
Bride sold the station to Donn Communications in the mid-1980s and the studios and offices moved from a converted house at 291 14th Street in Ambridge to a storefront at 761 Merchant Street in Ambridge's business district. WBVP had been the local station serving Beaver County for many years; the following year, WBVP was joined by an FM sister station, first known as WBVP-FM, but that station changed its calls to WWKS, becoming best known throughout the 70's and 80's as "Kiss FM". Local ownership of this radio station ceased in 1995, when it was sold to Clear Channel Communications, today is operated as Pittsburgh station WAOB-FM. WBVP was sold in a spin-off transaction to Frank Iorio. In May 2000, WMBA owner Donn Wuycik, president of Donn Communications, entered into an agreement to sell WMBA to Iorio Broadcasting, for an undisclosed amount. Since 2000, they have been under single ownership and WMBA's operations were moved from 761 Merchant Street in Ambridge into WBVP's existing facilities at 1316 Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls.
WBVP and WMBA, which aired separate talk formats with nostalgia and adult contemporary music began to duplicate more of each other's programming as time evolved, today the stations are nearly 100 percent simulcast. The exceptions are confined to high school sports, where each station will air live play-by-play of a game significant to its community. Frank Iorio wanted to concentrate on his new Pittsburgh acquisition, WJAS, a transaction which he would complete in the summer of 2014. Longtime WBVP and WMBA general manager Mark Peterson had aspired to acquire a station of his own, Iorio arranged to sell the station to Peterson and his wife. Both WBVP and WMBA were sold to Peterson's newly formed company, Sound Ideas Media, LLC for $750,000 in a transaction, consummated on February 28, 2014. WBVP and WMBA are live and local from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on weekdays. The local programming centers around talk shows; the remainder of the broadcast day is usually filled with syndicated programming. In recent years, both stations have aired play-by-play of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates games.
Both stations have served as a springboard for on-air personnel who have moved on to bigger stations, that trend continues today. Among the WBVP alumni are Bob Alexander, Alan Boal, Jim Reynolds, Chris Shovlin, Bill Kelly, Sam Nicotero, Earl Lewis, Justin McKim, Ken Mueller, Randy Buckwalter, Chuck Wilson, Don Kennedy and Ernie Kline, who became Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor. Among those who served at WMBA are Bob Pompeani, Jim Merkel, Guy Junker, Ted Ruscitti, Jim Ladd, Kevin Maguire, Ray Fallen, Woody Lester, Dave Stevens, Rick Pantale, Dave Justice, T. J. Jamison, Dave Denniston, Roy Angst, Frank Greenlee, Sam Siple, John Poister, Tim Herrera, Rick Bergman, Julie Bologna, Randy Cosgrove, Don Shields and John Mehno. Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for WBVP Radio-Locator Information on WBVP Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WBVP Query the FCC's AM station database for WMBA Radio-Locator Information on WMBA Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WMBA
WSRU is the college radio station of Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It is owned by the Student Government Association and the Board of Trustees of SRU, it is operated at a "rocking" 100 watts of power, serving the surrounding community. WSRU is run by SRU students and prides itself on providing diversity in its programming for the diverse student population. In the first semester of 1960, a closed circuit radio station operated on a nightly schedule in Patterson Hall with a power output of less than 1/10 of one watt; this station originated in room 38 of Patterson Hall and broadcast an hour of recorded music and campus news each evening to the three hundred men living in the dorm. The call letters chosen for the station came from the four initial letters of "News from Thirty-Eight." Hence the call letters "NFTE" and its nickname "Nifty" were adopted. Near the end of the Fall 1960 the transmitting equipment was damaged, Patterson Hall's radio station went off the air. Several attempts were made to repair the equipment, but the semester came to an end along with the enthusiasm for "NFTE".
Slippery Rock State College became a member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in 1961, which it remains a member of today. The college requests and is granted a FCC license for a 10 watt broadcast at 640kHz AM with the callsign WNFT. WNFT operated on a shoestring budget prior to its launch, reporting a total balance of $110 with no transmission or sound equipment or records; the original transmitter and console were hand-built by engineering students. In addition to equipment, they were procuring records and tapping all free sources known; these sources included 10 to 30 minute spots of music from the armed services. In December 1961, WNFT staff sold "Tag Day" tickets for $0.25 each to students to continue to raise the funds needed. After two years of cooperative student and faculty efforts, WNFT holds an open house in North Hall. Everyone was invited to view and to hear the new 600 kc. 25 watt Slippery Rock radio station. The broadcast radius covered 3 dormitories; the first official broadcast was at 6:00 p.m. a tape of light classical music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Despite finding resources to launch, WNFT continues to operate on a shoestring budget, will do so for many years afterward. Slippery Rock State College opened a new student union building known as the College Union in 1970, WNFT relocated to a custom-built studio in C-211, where it remains today. University Union was replaced by the Robert M. Smith Student Center in 2013, leaving WSRU as one of the last occupants of University Union. By 1970, WNFT broadcast from 7am to 2am, 7 days a week, utilizing a top 40 rock format mixed with other common radio features. WNFT solicited advertisers to move away from their former shoestring budget. WNFT launched the Slippery Rock Radio Network in 1971, broadcasting college sports live to WNFT, as well as local Butler County and New Castle radio stations; this lasted until the early 1980s, although the station continues to broadcast home football & basketball games live to this day. In 1974, WNFT's news department interviewed Democratic primary candidates Pete Flaherty and Herb Denenberg for Pennsylvania's US Senate election that year.
The Republican candidate and incumbent Senator in that election, Richard Schweiker, was a two-year attendee of Slippery Rock State College. Schweiker was not invited for an interview. Schweiker went on to win that election and became Secretary of Health and Human Services in 1981. In 1980, WNFT became WRCK to better reflect the modern campus. In 1980, the WRCK staff selected Gregory Beat, Coordinator of Residence Education and Student Activities, to serve as faculty advisor, he led the station based on his previous work and advisory experience with college radio facilities at WIUM, WVKC, WRKC. During Homecoming weekend 1983, the original version of WSRU goes on the air as an educational station, broadcasting from the 2nd floor of the Eisenberg Classroom Building; the programming consists of "block programming," including Jazz and Orchestral music, Easy Listening/Soft Rock and Christian themed selections. The Communication Department-run station runs concurrently with the existing WRCK until WSRU ceases operations in 1991.
In 1990, Slippery Rock University activated a campus-wide digital telephone system. This, in effect, eliminates the broadcast of WRCK-AM, as its carrier current AM transmission was dependent on the old analog telephone lines to the campus residence halls; this marks the end of AM broadcasting of any station on Slippery Rock's campus. As a result, WRCK applies for a new license to build a dedicated FM transmitter; the FCC grants the university a construction permit and the callsign WRSK, which becomes active effective November 30th. Despite WSRU claiming WNFT as its roots and celebrating a 50-year anniversary in 2012, this marks the official foundation of the modern campus radio station. Due to having no dedicated transmission equipment, WRCK is only heard in the lobby of University Union from 1990 to 1991. WRSK's first day on-air was September 1st, 1991; this ends the station's 30-year history of closed-circuit broadcasting. The station launched at 8am local time and played The Rolling Stones' Start Me Up to mark the milestone.
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Radio broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both; the signal types can be digital audio. The earliest radio stations did not carry audio. For audio broadcasts to be possible, electronic detection and amplification devices had to be incorporated; the thermionic valve was invented in 1904 by the English physicist John Ambrose Fleming. He developed a device he called an "oscillation valve"; the heated filament, or cathode, was capable of thermionic emission of electrons that would flow to the plate when it was at a higher voltage. Electrons, could not pass in the reverse direction because the plate was not heated and thus not capable of thermionic emission of electrons. Known as the Fleming valve, it could be used as a rectifier of alternating current and as a radio wave detector; this improved the crystal set which rectified the radio signal using an early solid-state diode based on a crystal and a so-called cat's whisker.
However, what was still required was an amplifier. The triode was patented on March 4, 1906, by the Austrian Robert von Lieben independent from that, on October 25, 1906, Lee De Forest patented his three-element Audion, it wasn't put to practical use until 1912 when its amplifying ability became recognized by researchers. By about 1920, valve technology had matured to the point where radio broadcasting was becoming viable. However, an early audio transmission that could be termed a broadcast may have occurred on Christmas Eve in 1906 by Reginald Fessenden, although this is disputed. While many early experimenters attempted to create systems similar to radiotelephone devices by which only two parties were meant to communicate, there were others who intended to transmit to larger audiences. Charles Herrold started broadcasting in California in 1909 and was carrying audio by the next year.. In The Hague, the Netherlands, PCGG started broadcasting on November 6, 1919, making it, arguably the first commercial broadcasting station.
In 1916, Frank Conrad, an electrical engineer employed at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, began broadcasting from his Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania garage with the call letters 8XK. The station was moved to the top of the Westinghouse factory building in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Westinghouse relaunched the station as KDKA on November 2, 1920, as the first commercially licensed radio station in America; the commercial broadcasting designation came from the type of broadcast license. The first licensed broadcast in the United States came from KDKA itself: the results of the Harding/Cox Presidential Election; the Montreal station that became CFCF began broadcast programming on May 20, 1920, the Detroit station that became WWJ began program broadcasts beginning on August 20, 1920, although neither held a license at the time. In 1920, wireless broadcasts for entertainment began in the UK from the Marconi Research Centre 2MT at Writtle near Chelmsford, England. A famous broadcast from Marconi's New Street Works factory in Chelmsford was made by the famous soprano Dame Nellie Melba on 15 June 1920, where she sang two arias and her famous trill.
She was the first artist of international renown to participate in direct radio broadcasts. The 2MT station began to broadcast regular entertainment in 1922; the BBC was amalgamated in 1922 and received a Royal Charter in 1926, making it the first national broadcaster in the world, followed by Czech Radio and other European broadcasters in 1923. Radio Argentina began scheduled transmissions from the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires on August 27, 1920, making its own priority claim; the station got its license on November 19, 1923. The delay was due to the lack of official Argentine licensing procedures before that date; this station continued regular broadcasting of entertainment and cultural fare for several decades. Radio in education soon followed and colleges across the U. S. began adding radio broadcasting courses to their curricula. Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts introduced one of the first broadcasting majors in 1932 when the college teamed up with WLOE in Boston to have students broadcast programs.
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WAOB is a radio station that converted to a religious format in February 2010. The city of license for the station is Pennsylvania, it had specialized in programming to Pittsburgh's African-American community. The station, owned by Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasts at 860 kHz with a power level of 1,000 watts; the station signed on in 1948 as WHOD, licensed to Homestead, before changing its call letters to WAMO in 1956. WAMO served the area's African-American community for the following 50 years, although the Urban contemporary format it started with went to WAMO-FM, its FM sister station, it was a daytimer until the 1990s when its signal was upgraded, its city of license was changed from Pittsburgh to Millvale. For a time during the 1990s, the station bounced back between the call letters WYJZ and WAMO. What put WAMO on the map, was in the 1950s, when WAMO disc jockey Craig "Porky" Chedwick, started playing a variety of what came to be known as "the first oldies", scouring record bins for lost R&B recordings, building up a library for such material and creating through his show what came to be known as "Pittsburgh's Oldies", a show and style imitated by many DJs in Pittsburgh, as well as across the country.
Many credit Chedwick with being the father of "Oldies" radio. On January 31, 2006 WAMO inked a deal with Radio One to pick up its Urban Talk format; the change took place on February 27, 2006. This format did not last long, on August 28, 2006, the station returned to a music format it described as "R&B and classic soul," retaining the Steve Harvey and Bev Smith programs in mornings and late-nights, respectively. On May 15, 2009, Sheridan announced the sale of WAMO-FM and WPGR-AM to St. Joseph Missions. On September 8, 2009, WAMO-AM and its FM sister station signed off the air, ending a 61-year legacy of serving Pittsburgh's African-American community; the call letters were changed to WAOB and returned to the air in February 2010, as a non-commercial religious outlet. Query the FCC's AM station database for WAOB Radio-Locator Information on WAOB Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WAOB