After being off-the-air for a few months Cumulus has relaunched 590 WARM Scranton, PA as an affiliate of CBS Sports Radio. WARM had suffered with sporadic outages for the past few years due to multiple transmitter and tower issues. It applied last month for a permanent solution which will see the station dismantle two of its five towers and drop power from its previously licensed 5kW to 1.8kW days and 430 watts at night. The station is currently operating under Special Temporary Authority with 1250 watts until the permanent application is approved and built. Prior to go dark WARM was airing an Oldies format utilizing Cumulus’ Good Time Oldies network (and True Oldies Channel before that). The move to CBS Sports gives the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market its fourth Sports formatted statio...[Read More]
Update 4/23/09: WARM returned to air today after all. Citadel Broadcasting has stayed silent all-along regarding the fate of the station. Citadel Broadcasting’s 590 WARM Scranton has gone dark. The station, which has been off the air for the past week, stated that it is too costly to repair the damaged transmitter. WARM was Northeast Pennsylvania’s premier Top 40 station throughout the 60’s and 70’s before giving way to a News/Talk format. In recent years WARM aired ABC’s True Oldies Network. More available at Dave Yonki’s WARM Memories Blog. Following is the lead story on WNEP-TV regarding the demise of WARM.