WBZZ Returns To Pittsburgh
Update 1/13: CBS confirms that 100.7 WZPT will rebrand using the WBZZ calls on Wednesday, January 19. No other programming changes are planned.
Original Report 1/10: Following the demise of “105.7 The Buzz” in Albany, NY earlier this month, CBS is preparing to bring the the WBZZ call letters back to the market where they are best known.
From 1981 to 2004, WBZZ as “B94” was Pittsburgh’s premiere CHR outlet. After failed attempts at Rock and FM Talk the station returned to CHR from October 2007 to February 2010. Due to the calls being claimed by the Albany station this incarnation used WBZW. Though the second incarnation of B94 was replaced by Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM, some of B94’s programming elements were merged into sister Adult CHR “Star 100.7” WZPT. Now 100.7 could be acquiring the famed call letters as an application was made for the calls on January 5.