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970 ESPN Pittsburgh Comes To FM

970 ESPN Pittsburgh 106.3 W292DH WBGG iHeartMediaiHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh has launched its 106.3 W292DH translator just in time for the start of the NFL season.

While WBGG programs seven hours of local programming, its AM signal makes it an also-ran compared to CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM. WBGG registered a mere 0.2 share in the August 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings compared to KDKA-FM’s 7.5.

W292DH held a Construction Permit to operate with 250 watts at 165 meters, but due to a Notice of Presumed Hazard issued by the FAA, translator owner Educational Media Foundation applied for an STA to operate with 46 watts that was denied by the FCC in late August. With the FCC database currently down for maintenance we are unable to currently see how W292DH gained approval to sign-on, but will update when the database returns on Thursday.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Profile photo of only1moore


    I wish iHeart the best of luck with the signal, since KDKA-FM will continue to dominate in the ratings, just like what sister station WDSY is doing against WPGB in the Country race.

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    Will the translator cause interference with WLCY out of Bairsville

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