The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
WEDO is a multicultural radio broadcasting outlet serving the area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The station, owned by Robert and Ashley Stevens through licensee Broadcast Communications, Inc. broadcasts at a clear-channel frequency of 810 kHz with a power level of 1,000 watts. The city of license for the station is Pennsylvania; the station maintains its offices on Lincoln Way in White Oak, Pennsylvania. Because WEDO shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station WGY in New York. On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, it was announced that 810 Inc. agreed to sell WEDO to Broadcast Communications, Inc. of Irwin, licensee of WKFB, WKHB, WANB, WKVE and three FM translators in the Pittsburgh market, plus other broadcast properties in the Cumberland, Maryland market. The sale was finalized on January 5, 2016, at a purchase price of $175,000; the station's programming offerings consist of various Catholic, ethnic and paid programs, not much different from when it first signed on the air back in 1947, at around the same time as another McKeesport-licensed radio station, WMCK AM 1360.
Among the programming aired includes a local oldies show at noon on weekdays, an Irish show on Sunday afternoons and a live traditional Latin Rite Mass from an SSPX chapel at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. WEDO has had only this call sign, only two owners in its six-decade history. Tri-City Broadcasting first put the station on the air and operated it until 1972, when it was purchased by 810, Inc. a wholly owned company headed by local entrepreneurs Ralph and Judith Baron. Following the death of Ralph Baron, Judy Baron, now residing in Florida, has established a trust that would control the station in the event of her death or incapacitation. During the 60s and 70s, WEDO became known for its Top 40 music presentation and received more notoriety when they relocated their studios and offices inside Midtown Plaza Mall on Fifth Avenue in downtown McKeesport during the 1970s; the mall, one of the first in suburban Pittsburgh, enabled shoppers to watch the DJ's in real time as they did their on-air shifts.
In the early 1980s, when FM emerged as the leading technology for music, WEDO dropped its music for the program-oriented format that it had in its formative years. As McKeesport's downtown economy continued to deteriorate, so did tenant business in Midtown Plaza Mall, as many of the stores went out of business or relocated into the suburbs. With few tenants left in the building, the property's managers turned off heat to several areas of the mall in an effort to reduce operating costs. A heating problem one day in 2000 resulted in a frozen pipe bursting in the mall and leaving the radio station in about two inches of standing water. According to a former employee, it was the second time. Management decided to relocate to a different building. WEDO cleared its equipment and furniture out of the mall weeks and moved to its current location at a former bank location at 1985 Lincoln Way, where it occupies the second floor. In the spring of 1999, WEDO was the victim of a not-so-innocent and dangerous prank committed by local high school students at its transmitter facility in Forest Hills, as explained in the April 13th and 29th, 1999 issue archives of the Tribune-Review...
John James managed the station from June 1982 until retiring in 2014. James' predecessor, David Leiner took over for longtime manager John Longo in 1980. Longo went on to own and operate WCNS, about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh until his retirement in 2014. Jeremy Bosse manages the station today. Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for WEDO Radio-Locator Information on WEDO Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WEDO
FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation technology. Invented in 1933 by American engineer Edwin Armstrong, wide-band FM is used worldwide to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. FM broadcasting is capable of better sound quality than AM broadcasting, the chief competing radio broadcasting technology, so it is used for most music broadcasts. Theoretically wideband AM can offer good sound quality, provided the reception conditions are ideal. FM radio stations use the VHF frequencies; the term "FM band" describes the frequency band in a given country, dedicated to FM broadcasting. Throughout the world, the FM broadcast band falls within the VHF part of the radio spectrum. 87.5 to 108.0 MHz is used, or some portion thereof, with few exceptions: In the former Soviet republics, some former Eastern Bloc countries, the older 65.8–74 MHz band is used. Assigned frequencies are at intervals of 30 kHz; this band, sometimes referred to as the OIRT band, is being phased out in many countries.
In those countries the 87.5–108.0 MHz band is referred to as the CCIR band. In Japan, the band 76–95 MHz is used; the frequency of an FM broadcast station is an exact multiple of 100 kHz. In most of South Korea, the Americas, the Philippines and the Caribbean, only odd multiples are used. In some parts of Europe and Africa, only multiples are used. In the UK odd or are used. In Italy, multiples of 50 kHz are used. In most countries the maximum permitted frequency error is specified, the unmodulated carrier should be within 2000 Hz of the assigned frequency. There are other unusual and obsolete FM broadcasting standards in some countries, including 1, 10, 30, 74, 500, 300 kHz. However, to minimise inter-channel interference, stations operating from the same or geographically close transmitter sites tend to keep to at least a 500 kHz frequency separation when closer frequency spacing is technically permitted, with closer tunings reserved for more distantly spaced transmitters, as interfering signals are more attenuated and so have less effect on neighboring frequencies.
Frequency modulation or FM is a form of modulation which conveys information by varying the frequency of a carrier wave. With FM, frequency deviation from the assigned carrier frequency at any instant is directly proportional to the amplitude of the input signal, determining the instantaneous frequency of the transmitted signal; because transmitted FM signals use more bandwidth than AM signals, this form of modulation is used with the higher frequencies used by TV, the FM broadcast band, land mobile radio systems. The maximum frequency deviation of the carrier is specified and regulated by the licensing authorities in each country. For a stereo broadcast, the maximum permitted carrier deviation is invariably ±75 kHz, although a little higher is permitted in the United States when SCA systems are used. For a monophonic broadcast, again the most common permitted. However, some countries specify a lower value for monophonic broadcasts, such as ±50 kHz. Random noise has a triangular spectral distribution in an FM system, with the effect that noise occurs predominantly at the highest audio frequencies within the baseband.
This can be offset, to a limited extent, by boosting the high frequencies before transmission and reducing them by a corresponding amount in the receiver. Reducing the high audio frequencies in the receiver reduces the high-frequency noise; these processes of boosting and reducing certain frequencies are known as pre-emphasis and de-emphasis, respectively. The amount of pre-emphasis and de-emphasis used is defined by the time constant of a simple RC filter circuit. In most of the world a 50 µs time constant is used. In the Americas and South Korea, 75 µs is used; this applies to both stereo transmissions. For stereo, pre-emphasis is applied to the left and right channels before multiplexing; the use of pre-emphasis becomes a problem because of the fact that many forms of contemporary music contain more high-frequency energy than the musical styles which prevailed at the birth of FM broadcasting. Pre-emphasizing these high frequency sounds would cause excessive deviation of the FM carrier. Modulation control devices are used to prevent this.
Systems more modern than FM broadcasting tend to use either programme-dependent variable pre-emphasis. Long before FM stereo transmission was considered, FM multiplexing of other types of audio level information was experimented with. Edwin Armstrong who invented FM was the first to experiment with multiplexing, at his experimental 41 MHz station W2XDG located on the 85th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City; these FM multiplex transmissions started in November 1934 and consisted of the main channel audio program and three subcarriers: a fax program, a synchronizing signal for the fax program and a telegraph “order” channel. These original FM multiplex subcarriers were amplitude modulated. Two musical programs, consisting of both the Red and Blue Network program feeds of the NBC Radio Network, were transmitted using the same system of subcarrier modulation as part of a studio-to-transmitter link system. In April 1935, the AM subcarriers were replaced with much improved results.
The first FM subcarrier transmissions emanating from Major Armstrong's experimental station KE2XCC at Alpine, New Jersey occurred in 1948. These transmissions consisted of two-cha
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
WTYM is a 24-hour commercially licensed AM radio station broadcasting at 1380 kHz with a maximum power output of 1,000 watts, non-directional. The station is wholly owned by Family-Life Media-Com Inc. and its city of license is Kittanning, the seat of government for Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. WTYM began broadcasting in 1949 as WACB, with the call letters standing for Armstrong County Broadcasting, the name of the original licensee, headed by its president, Lawrence Henry. Moore. WACB was the second radio station to come on the air in Armstrong County; the first was WAVL in nearby Apollo the year before. Armstrong County Broadcasting sold WACB in December 1964 to WACB, Inc. a company parented by Rosenblum Stations, which owned WISR in nearby Butler, Pennsylvania. Ray Rosenblum served as president of Inc.. The station signed on the air at first with a power of 500 watts, but was granted permission in 1952 to double that amount, began operating at its current daytime power in February 1953. WACB broadcast from its debut until about 1965 on Market street in downtown Kittanning.
Like many small-town stations in the golden age of radio, the station broadcast news, local ball games, the programs of the day. However, unlike its counterparts, WACB was an independently programmed station, never having any kind of a network audio affiliation until the end of the 20th century, it never had a co-located FM station in its portfolio. Shortly before its 1982 sale, the station moved from its longtime location to 221 Butler Road in West Kittanning. WACB, Inc. ended its 18-year ownership tenure in 1981, when the company agreed to sell the station to its third owner, Nicholas Enterprises of Butler County. The station was sold to the newly formed Nicholas Broadcasting Company for $300,000 by the end of the year, it was during this ownership period that WACB experienced its largest growth until its subsequent sale in 1992. Upon purchasing the station, Nicholas Broadcasting Company recognized a need for more space for the station than what the building at 221 Butler Road offered; the following year, a new studio and office building was completed at the station's transmitter site on Bunker Hill Road in North Buffalo Township, about three miles southwest of Kittanning, where it remained until July 2010.
The spacious new location allowed the construction of a commercial production studio, sales offices in the basement, a newsroom and programming office. The station was outfitted with newer and more state-of-the-art equipment that what had been available up to that point in time; the late 1980s were a turning point at the time for WACB. In 1987, Nicholas Broadcasting Company announced the creation of a weekly satire publication, called "Adults Exclusively Yours"; the free publication, distributed in retail establishments throughout the Armstrong County area, featured weekly columns written by station personnel, a comic strip based on internal station antics called "WARP Radio", the weekly drawing of a $100 cash prize to a reader who could spot an intentional mistake put in the paper. Adults Exclusively Yours ceased publication in the fall of 1989. Towards the end of 1987, after years of petitioning, WACB was granted limited nighttime power. Since 1985, the station operated with a PSRA power of 400 watts from sign-on until sunrise 55 watts PSSA that allowed the station to remain on the air no more than two hours past local sundown.
The new nighttime power of 28 watts allowed WACB to stay on the air 24 hours if they liked, but ownership chose to continue signing off, though at midnight. WACB began broadcasting under their new nighttime power authority in January 1988. Up until July 4, 1990, WACB's format had been consistent for many years. On that day, the format switched to country; the station's moniker changed from "The Ace of Entertainment" to "The All-American". In 1992, Nicholas Enterprises decided to leave the radio business and sold WTYM to Vernal Enterprises, Inc. of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Upon taking over, the music portion of the format reverted to oldies, the station adopted the new call letters WTYM, for the new chosen moniker "Good Time Radio!". Under Vernal's direction, the station for the first time in its history joined a network affiliation with AP Network News; the station had never embraced satellite technology prior to the format change on July 22, 1992. On that day, the station celebrated its changing of the guard that afternoon while broadcasting live from the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival, an annual event held in downtown Kittanning's Riverfront Park.
John McCue, a local attorney who worked at the station during its beginnings in the 1940s, signed off the station as WACB for the last time and new owner Larry Schrecongost signed the station on as WTYM and under its then-new all oldies format. Vernal owner Larry Schrecengost died unexpectedly on June 8, 2010, with the station temporarily ceasing operations a week later. On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Vernal Enterprises announced the planned sale of WTYM to Family Life Media Com, Inc., the parent company of Family Life TV and The Kittanning Paper. Family-Life began programming WTYM on July 2010 under a Time Brokerage Agreement; the sale received final FCC approval on Friday, November 19, 2010. The sale was concluded on December 16, 2010. WTY
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time. It is referred to as temporal frequency, which emphasizes the contrast to spatial frequency and angular frequency; the period is the duration of time of one cycle in a repeating event, so the period is the reciprocal of the frequency. For example: if a newborn baby's heart beats at a frequency of 120 times a minute, its period—the time interval between beats—is half a second. Frequency is an important parameter used in science and engineering to specify the rate of oscillatory and vibratory phenomena, such as mechanical vibrations, audio signals, radio waves, light. For cyclical processes, such as rotation, oscillations, or waves, frequency is defined as a number of cycles per unit time. In physics and engineering disciplines, such as optics and radio, frequency is denoted by a Latin letter f or by the Greek letter ν or ν; the relation between the frequency and the period T of a repeating event or oscillation is given by f = 1 T.
The SI derived unit of frequency is the hertz, named after the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. One hertz means. If a TV has a refresh rate of 1 hertz the TV's screen will change its picture once a second. A previous name for this unit was cycles per second; the SI unit for period is the second. A traditional unit of measure used with rotating mechanical devices is revolutions per minute, abbreviated r/min or rpm. 60 rpm equals one hertz. As a matter of convenience and slower waves, such as ocean surface waves, tend to be described by wave period rather than frequency. Short and fast waves, like audio and radio, are described by their frequency instead of period; these used conversions are listed below: Angular frequency denoted by the Greek letter ω, is defined as the rate of change of angular displacement, θ, or the rate of change of the phase of a sinusoidal waveform, or as the rate of change of the argument to the sine function: y = sin = sin = sin d θ d t = ω = 2 π f Angular frequency is measured in radians per second but, for discrete-time signals, can be expressed as radians per sampling interval, a dimensionless quantity.
Angular frequency is larger than regular frequency by a factor of 2π. Spatial frequency is analogous to temporal frequency, but the time axis is replaced by one or more spatial displacement axes. E.g.: y = sin = sin d θ d x = k Wavenumber, k, is the spatial frequency analogue of angular temporal frequency and is measured in radians per meter. In the case of more than one spatial dimension, wavenumber is a vector quantity. For periodic waves in nondispersive media, frequency has an inverse relationship to the wavelength, λ. In dispersive media, the frequency f of a sinusoidal wave is equal to the phase velocity v of the wave divided by the wavelength λ of the wave: f = v λ. In the special case of electromagnetic waves moving through a vacuum v = c, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum, this expression becomes: f = c λ; when waves from a monochrome source travel from one medium to another, their frequency remains the same—only their wavelength and speed change. Measurement of frequency can done in the following ways, Calculating the frequency of a repeating event is accomplished by counting the number of times that event occurs within a specific time period dividing the count by the length of the time period.
For example, if 71 events occur within 15 seconds the frequency is: f = 71 15 s ≈ 4.73 Hz If the number of counts is not large, it is more accurate to measure the time interval for a predetermined number of occurrences, rather than the number of occurrences within a specified time. The latter method introduces a random error into the count of between zero and one count, so on average half a count; this is called gating error and causes an average error in the calculated frequency of Δ f = 1 2 T
WPGP is an AM radio station in Pittsburgh, United States, broadcasting at 1250 kHz with a power level of 5,000 watts. The station is operated by the Salem Media Group; the station is one of the five original Pittsburgh stations, signing on May 4, 1922 as WCAE. It was owned by the Pittsburgh department store Kaufmann & Baer's, operated at 833 kHz. Kaufmann and Baer's was purchased in 1925 by Gimbels; the station became an affiliate of the NBC Red Network in January 1927. It moved to 560 kHz on June 15, 1927, but in November returned to 650; the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement moved the station to 1250 kHz on March 29, 1941. Another affiliation change took place on June 15, 1945, when WCAE swapped affiliations with KQV and joined the Blue Network, which changed its name to the American Broadcasting Company that same day. An FM sister station at 96.1 MHz was started in 1948. WCAE lost the ABC affiliation to WJAS on May 21, 1955; the station expanded into television three years with the debut of WTAE on September 4, 1958 as a joint venture of Hearst and the former owners of KQV.
WCAE began promoting a new format to begin two days later. Another call letter change occurred five years when the station became WTAE to match its television sister station. WTAE shifted its format again in 1973, this time to an oldies-heavy adult contemporary format under general manager Ted Atkins, who used programming techniques he had learned from Bill Drake at KHJ in Los Angeles; the popular morning show, O'Brien & Garry, featured Larry O'Brien and John Garry doing comedy skits, playing music, other general morning fare. The format proved successful — by 1980, WTAE had become the number-two station in Pittsburgh, trailing only KDKA; the station had a heavy sports commitment. WTAE aired a nightly sports show, hosted for many years by Myron Cope; the station added an affiliation with ABC's Entertainment Network by 1976. In 1987, as at many AM radio stations, music was abandoned, WTAE became a talk station. Hosts included Lynn Cullen, Doug Hoerth and Phil Musick. After 66 years of ownership, Hearst sold WTAE, along with what had become WVTY, to SFX Broadcasting in 1997.
That December 1, SFX relaunched WTAE as an all-sports station. Chancellor Media bought SFX's Pittsburgh stations a year and traded WTAE to Jacor Communications in exchange for WKNR in Cleveland, Ohio in August 1998. Jacor changed the call letters to WEAE to disassociate the station from WTAE-TV, which remained owned by Hearst-Argyle. Soon afterward, Jacor put the station up for sale, in 1999, WEAE was acquired by ABC, which affiliated the station with its ESPN Radio network. ESPN programming such as Mike and Mike in the Morning was supplemented by local sports talkers Scott Paulsen, Mike Logan, Chris Mack, Guy Junker, Stan Savran, Stillers 365. Mark Madden was a host on the station from 1998 until his firing in May 2008 for making an on-air remark that he wished that Sen. Edward Kennedy be assassinated. Madden returned to the Pittsburgh airwaves on October 13, 2008, with an afternoon drive show on competitor WXDX, otherwise a modern rock station. Soon after the sale to ABC, WEAE lost the Steelers rights to WDVE and WWSW after nearly thirty years.
The station subsequently picked up the Penn State Nittany Lions. Although WEAE was the top-rated sports station in Pittsburgh, ahead of WBGG, it was a financial failure —a problem that only worsened when KDKA-FM was launched as an FM sports station and wooed away some of WEAE's advertisers. After attempts to sell the station ended without a buyer, ABC decided to not renew its lease of WWCS, which it had run as Pittsburgh's Radio Disney affiliate, upon its expiration on December 31, 2010, move Radio Disney to WEAE, with WBGG assuming the ESPN Radio affiliation and Penn State men's basketball moving to KQV. Local programming was canceled on September 25, 2010; when the format change occurred on January 1, 2011, the call letters were changed to WDDZ. On August 13, 2014, Disney put WDDZ and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network. Disney planned to temporarily shut down the station on September 26, 2014. However, Disney changed their plans at the last minute, all stations remained on the air and continued carrying Radio Disney programming until they were sold.
On February 25, 2015, Sports Radio Group filed to sell WDDZ to the Pennsylva