Pittsburgh Is Hearing R&B Oldies On WZUM
July 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
AM GUYS LLC WZUM-A/BRADDOCK, PA-PITTSBURGH launched on the 4th of JULY at 6a with a R&B Oldies format. The first song was "I Want You Back" by THE JACKSON FIVE. The format has an emphasis on the 70s, and was developed by Consultant CLARKE INGRAM.
INGRAM told ALL ACCESS, "The WZUM call letters had an almost 50-year history in PITTSBURGH on the 1590 frequency, which went silent in 2010 and lost its license. In the late 1960s, WZUM was an R&B outlet and a Top 40 station, at one point ranking as the #2 Top 40 station behind KQV. 1550 most recently was WLFP, and owned by BUSINESS TALK RADIO. The station was founded as WLOA in the 1950s, and is licensed to BRADDOCK, an eastern suburb of the Greater PITTSBURGH area. The studios and offices are located at 4736 Penn Avenue in PITTSBURGH."
Look for a website (1550wzum.com) and a webstream soon, with both under construction. The station presently is automated, but eventually there will be some local shows. CLARKE noted, "we are using the original WZUM jingles from the late 1960s, which were given to us by a former WZUM employee and have been completely restored."