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97 BHT logo
City of license WBHT: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
WBHD: Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area WBHT: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania/Hazleton, Pennsylvania
WBHD: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Branding 97 BHT
Slogan All The Hits and Kidd Kraddick in the Morning!
Frequency WBHT: 97.1 MHz
WBHD: 95.7 MHz
Format CHR/Pop
ERP WBHT: 500 watts
WBHD: 600 watts
HAAT WBHT: 336 meters
WBHD: 308 meters
Class WBHT: A
Facility ID WBHT: 20465
WBHD: 43521
Owner Citadel Broadcasting Company
Sister stations WARM-AM, WBSX, WMGS, WSJR

WBHT, known on air as "97 BHT", is a top 40 radio station serving the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. 95.7 WBHD simulcasts WBHT's programming.

WBHT was known as "Hot 97" until the late 1990s.


Station line-up

  • Kidd Kraddick in the morning 5 am – 10 am
  • Jerry Padden middays 10 am – 1 pm
  • AJ in the afternoon 1 pm – 5 pm (AJ is also the Programing Director)
  • Ralphie Aversa 5 pm – 10 pm
  • All the Hits (music without a personality on the air) 10 pm – 5 am

Notable alumni

  • Kid Kelly programmed the station in the mid 90s when it was called Hot 97. He then returned to WHTZ New York in a programming capacity before moving over to Sirius Satellite Radio. He is now the Vice President of Pop, Dance, & Urban Music at Sirius XM Radio. He can still be heard on 'BHT' with his national radio show "BackTrax USA 90's" on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 11 am.
  • Dead Air Dave was called A.B. Love on Hot 97 in the late 90s. He went on to crosstown WKRZ and then 105.1 The Buzz/Big 105 New York City before landing on the air at WXRK and later adding dump button duties for The Howard Stern Show. He's now the afternoon drive host on WWFS Fresh 102.7 New York City using the name Dylan.
  • Billy Hammond was the "Purple-Headed Love Freak" night guy at Hot 97 in the late 90s. He later did nights at WIOQ Philadelphia and WHTZ New York. He now does nights on WKSC-FM Chicago.
  • Nikki was the late-night Hot 97 jock in the late 90s. She has since been on the radio in Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago's WKSC-FM before jumping to crosstown WPWX.
  • Kelly K was on the Hot 97 morning show in the late 90s before doing radio in Boston. She returned to NEPA as music director and personality on WKRZ.
  • Jenn Starr co-hosted the "Jenn & AJ Morning Show" until 2007. She is now a Casino Hostess at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. AJ is now the afternoon personality and Programing Director.
  • Steve Romanko was the original overnight personality, using the moniker "Steve Foxx", The Foxx that rocks your box. He moved to San Francisco in 1994, doing a brief stint at KFOG and then working for Skywalker Sound from 1997 to 2002. Romanko has been an independent filmmaker since 2002 and owns 13th Generation Productions.


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