Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Johnstown PA Radio: Classic Hits Debut On WKGE

Media company Zip2 has announced that a brand new music format has hit the airwaves in Johnstown and Western Pennsylvania at W267CM 101.3 FM (250 watts)and WKGE 850 AM (10 Kw).

Dubbed “favorites of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s”, the programming targets the important 35 plus adult demographic.

According to Robert J. Hamilton of Hamilton Communications, “Classic hits for Johnstown is the ticket, with a better variety of Johnstown’s greatest music along with local involvement of community projects.” Hamilton is a well known national broadcast consultant for Zip2, a New Jersey based media company, owner of the radio stations.

The stations were acquired in 2017 and have under gone extensive renovation of both the transmitting facilities and a new studio located in Lower Yoder Township. Bob Varner of Pennswood Commercial Reality, Johnstown, assisted with locating office space.

Zip2 Executive Manager Edward Schober notes “we have rebuilt the old 850 AM station WKGE that covers Cambria and Somerset counties and paired it with a great new FM signal at 101.3 that covers Cambria very well. Our programming will feature music from Johnstown’s heydays of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s along with all the news, weather, etc. that you expect to get from a local radio station.” Schober said other on-air local show plans are being firmed up at this time.

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