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City of license Scranton, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton
Branding WARM 590 AM
Slogan "The True Oldies Station"
Frequency 590 kHz
First air date 1940
Format Oldies
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 41°28′43″N 75°52′35″W / 41.478554°N 75.876442°W / 41.478554; -75.876442
Affiliations The True Oldies Channel (Citadel Media)
New York Giants Radio Network
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations WBHD/WBHT, WBSX, WMGS, WSJR
Website Official WARM (AM) Website

WARM (590 AM) is a radio station licensed to the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The station is also known as "The True Oldies Station" with Oldies programming featuring music from 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The station is currently owned by Citadel Broadcasting. The station is a Class B AM broadcasting station according to the Federal Communications Commission. WARM broadcasts with a power of 5,000 watts with two types of directional antenna signal patterns during daytime and nighttime. The antenna patterns of the signal in both instances are generally aimed towards the southeast with some signal aimed towards the northwest from its transmitting facility located 15 miles northwest of Scranton in Falls, Pennsylvania. WARM uses five, 495 feet high broadcasting towers to transmit its signal from that location. The station derives a portion of its programming from Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel from Citadel Media.[1]


WARM has a long and distinguished history in northeastern Pennsylvania broadcasting. It was the predominant Top 40 format music station in the area during the 1960s and into the 1970s. It was known during this era as "The Mighty 590"[2]. WARM has held its original call sign since it signed on the AM broadcast band in 1940[3]. However, the station originally broadcast on a frequency of 1400 kHz during its early years[4]. The station was an affiliate of the ABC radio network since the 1940s. After Citadel Broadcasting bought ABC Radio Networks in 2007, WARM became an ABC Radio O&O station.

For a time in April 2009, WARM left the air due to transmitter problems; the station then announced that it had no plans to return.[5] The host of the station's polka show told a reporter, "Unless there's a miracle, they ain't coming back."[6] However, on April 23, WARM returned to the air, still airing its oldies format.[7]


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