Salem Media has announced that it will launch Conservative Talk “1250 The Answer” WPGP Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 13. Salem acquired the current WDDZ from Radio Disney in February for $1 million. The new WPGP call letters are meant to be a call back to the WPGB calls used by iHeartMedia’s defunct “FM NewsTalk 104.7” and current Country “Big 104.7“. No details about the new station’s lineup yet, however the Answer website includes many of the Salem in-house properties including Bill Bennett, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, and Mike Gallagher. AM1250 The Answer is #Pittsburghs NEW #conservative talk radio station– coming May 13, 2015. Stay tuned! — AM 1250 The Answer (@AM1250TheAnswer) April 27, 2015
During its fourth quarter earnings call yesterday Salem Media CEO Ed Atsinger revealed his company’s plans for the three stations it is in the process of acquiring from Radio Disney. 1250 WDDZ Pittsburgh will join the group of Conservative Talk stations branded as “The Answer“. 990 WDYZ Orlando will become Salem’s eight Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” station. In Atlanta Salem will move its Christian Preaching “Faith Talk” from 970 WNIV/1400 WLTA to the stronger 590 WDWD with an undisclosed format going to 970/1400.
Salem Media is adding two more properties from Radio Disney’s portfolio. Salem’s South Texas Broadcasting subsidiary will pay $2.75 million for 590 WDWD Atlanta. The purchase gives Salem a sixth station in the Atlanta market joining Christian AC “104.7 The Fish” WFSH-FM Athens, Conservative Talk “920 The Answer” WGKA Atlanta, Christian Preaching simulcast “Faith Talk 970” WNIV Atlanta/1400 WLTA Alpharetta and Business Talk “Biz 1190” WAFS Atlanta. In Pittsburgh, Salem’s Pennsylvania Media Associates adds 1250 WDDZ Pittsburgh for $1 million. WDDZ will become Salem’s third station in the market joining Christian Preaching combo 730 WPIT and 101.5 WORD-FM Pittsburgh. Salem has been the busiest partner in Radio Disney̵...[Read More]