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WPTT
Frequency 1360AM (kHz)
City McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Market Pittsburgh
Branding
Owner Renda Broadcasting
Power 5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Slogan
Airdate
Format launch
Format dropped
Sister stations
Website 1360wptt.com
Webcast WMA


WPTT (1360AM) is a news/talk-formatted radio station licensed to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, serving the Pittsburgh area. The station is owned by Renda Broadcasting.

The station has applied to switch frequencies with WAVL in Apollo, Pennsylvania, moving from AM 1360 to the stronger AM 910 and increasing power on the new frequency (although currently the frequency is daytime only). The move was approved April 2008.

Progressive talk programmingEdit

WPTT airs a simulcast of WTAE-TV's local morning news, as well as a local show by popular liberal talk host Lynn Cullen. WPTT carries a diverse lineup of liberal and conservative syndicated programming including Laura Ingraham, Thom Hartmann, Clark Howard, Alan Colmes, Mike Gallagher, Monica Crowley, and Coast to Coast AM.

Doug Hoerth was a host on the station for many years until WPTT decided not to renew his contract in December 2007, as was Jerry Bowyer, who hosted a show on the station from 1999 to 2005.

HistoryEdit

The station began with the call letters WMCK, and was a Top 40 station with the call letters WIXZ ("Wick-zee 1360") beginning in 1969. Among its disc jockeys during the Top 40 era was Jeff Christie, better known today by his real name, Rush Limbaugh. Hampered as a suburban station with a limited nighttime signal, it would later go through different formats and owners before switching to its current format in 1999, at which time the WPTT call letters (formerly on channel 22 in Pittsburgh) were adopted. In all of its incarnations since WMCK, the radio station has positioned itself as a Pittsburgh outlet, rather than directly addressing the suburb of McKeesport.

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