Skip to comments.Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 1, 2014
Posted on 08/01/2014 2:54:27 AM PDT by sneakers
Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say hi! Feel free to join us!
Word at work is that the WJAS sale has been approved by the FCC and it is a done deal.
From Wiki ...
1320 WJAS is one of the top Nostalgia radio stations in America and is heard at 1320 AM in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania listening area. It is currently owned by the Renda Broadcasting Corporation, with studios located at RBC's corporate headquarters building in Green Tree Borough in Pittsburgh's South Hills with sister stations WSHH/99.7 (the former WJAS-FM) and Money Talk 1360 WMNY.
WJAS, which is one of Pittsburgh's five original AM stations, first signed on the air on August 4, 1922 and became an NBC owned-and-operated station in 1957 (after briefly operating as WAMP in the 1950s).
In 1973, the station became extremely popular with a new format as top 40 WKPQ, later WKTQ "13Q", under new owners Heftel Communications. A promotion was run where listeners would win prizes if they were randomly telephoned and answered with "I listen to the new sound of 13Q" (instead of "hello"). Although this was the highest-rated format ever to appear on 1320, ranking second in the ratings to KDKA, it did not last due to the audience's move to FM radio. By 1977, 13Q's fortunes were fading, and Heftel sold the station to Nationwide Communications, who tried adult contemporary, which failed as well. Nationwide later sold the station to Beni Broadcasting, who switched the station to its current adult standards format and brought back the WJAS call letters in 1981, Beni eventually sold WJAS to Renda Broadcasting.
WJAS boasts of two personalities with long and storied histories in Pittsburgh media: Jack Bogut and Bill "Chilly Billy" Cardille.
Good news p6! So things can get moving now? Soon?
Knarf, thanks for the information!
I'm not a native, so a lot of what some people may just accept and nod assent to .. I have to look up.
In Boston, I had Feep. (correctly spelled)
extra credit if anyone can identify when Feep was on TV
Never mind ... Feep is found in google also
Yes, things should move quickly now.
BTW the left on Voy is starting to speculate on what kind of talk format it will be. A lot believe...wait for it....the new line up will be ALL LEFT TALKERS! Thom Hartman, maybe some Radio America hosts, Alan Colmes and...QUINN WILL REINVENT HIMSELF AS A RADICAL LEFTIE!!!!
The sad part they are serious!
Bill Cardille used to host the Saturday night “Chiller Theater”. He was called “Chilly Billy Cardilly” and one of his side-kicks was a woman called “Terminal Stare” who never spoke but had a wide-eyed non-blinking stare. It was hilarious! They had a lot of fun with it. Played the grade-B scary movies. My sisters and I would stay up on a Saturday night to watch!
Feep sounds very familiar...on a Boston radio station as well? On TV a late night movie host or kids host?
Well I’m SURE Pittsburgh is just dying for want of a leftie talker station! Right! And as for Quinn going lefty; Are they delusional?
Some kind of big headed ‘alien’ with a squeaky voice (as I recall) hosting Chiller Theater or Chillerama or something like that ... in Boston ... where we speak English and our uncles did not marry insects
V&S auto. The Gas station I worked at used to get parts from him all the time..Good Old Henke Fair Gulf. best first job anyone could ever have.
So will the old owner run it?