91.3 Akron

Behind The Launch: The 330

Last month Akron Public Schools AAA “The Summit” 91.3 WAPS Akron/90.7 WKTL Struthers/Youngstown OH launched a brand extension focused on local artists and musicians with a connection to the station’s Northeast Ohio base. Available on streaming platforms and WAPS-HD2, “The 330” named after the area code of the market is the perfect example of the types of ancillary products radio can launch to expand its digital reach. We discussed the debut with WAPS Program Director Brad Savage. Savage joined WAPS/WKTL last Fall following an over two decade career in commercial radio. He’s worked on-air at defunct Alternative “Rev 105” and AAA “Cities 97” KTCZ Minneapolis and programmed in Columbia MO at Rock “100.1 The Buzz” KBBM, Alternative &#...[Read More]

WAPS Akron To Launch The 330

Akron Public Schools AAA “The Summit” 91.3 WAPS Akron/90.7 WKTL Struthers/Youngstown OH will launch local music channel “The 330” on Friday, April 22. The new channel will be heard online and on WAPS-HD2 and focus completely on artists from Northeast Ohio which is served by Area Code 330. The announcement comes on 3/30 at a local artist show presented by the station. The 330 will replace the 1980s based Summit Flashback 80s in WAPS’s HD and streaming portfolio, which also includes KidJam! and Rock & Recovery Radio. The Summit WAPS-FM is pleased to announce the April launch of its newest streaming audio channel, “The 330” The newest of the station’s community”centered brands, The 330 will devote an entire platform to “homegrown” music – the past, pre...[Read More]

Brad Savage Joins 91.3 The Summit

Akron Public Schools AAA “91.3 The Summit” WAPS Akron/90.7 WKTL Stuthers/Youngstown, OH will have a new Program Director for the first time in 30 years. Bill Gruber, who announced his retirement earlier this year, will be replaced by Brad Savage. Savage has been with Saga AAA “106.1 The Corner” WCNR Charlottesville, VA since its launch in 2006 and has previously programmed AAA 107.1 WQKL Ann Arbor, Alternative 96.3 WMAD Madison, and Active Rock 100.1 KBBM Columbia, MO. Brad Savage has been named PD of Akron Public Schools Noncomm AAA 91.3 The Summit, WAPS/Akron-Canton, OH and WKTL/Youngstown, OH. Savage has been with Saga AAA 106.1 The Corner WCNR/Charlottesville, VA since its inception in 2006. He succeeds PD Bill Gruber who retires after 30 years with WAPS. Savage...[Read More]