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WMNY
City of license McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pittsburgh metropolitan area
Branding Money Talk 1360
Frequency 1360 kHz
Proposed: 910 kHz
Format Business talk
Power 5,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Proposed: 7 kW daytime only
Class B
Facility ID 59695
Callsign meaning MoNeY
Former callsigns WMCK, WIXZ, WPTT
Owner Renda Broadcasting
Website www.wmnyradio.com

WMNY (1360) is a business talk radio station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. Owned by Renda Broadcasting, the station operates at 1360 kHz with a power of 5,000 watts daytime, 1,000 watts nighttime, and is licensed to McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

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.

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History

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 a talk format in 1999, at which time it took the WPTT call letters (formerly on channel 22 in Pittsburgh). On August 19, 2008, Renda Broadcasting announced that WPTT would be switching formats from talk to financial advice;[1] this was accompanied by a call change to WMNY. 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.

The WMNY calls were previously heard on the station now known as WBBF (1120 kHz) in Buffalo, New York.

Program content

In September 2009, WMNY in partnership with Ron R. Morris, a successful Pittsburgh businessman and host of WPTT's long running The American Entrepreneur weekend show launched Pittsburgh Business Radio.[2] Pittsburgh Business Radio is a daily local business news and talk show featuring a cast of hosts including: Ron R. Morris, Jerry Bowyer, Jim Roddey, Mark Desantis, Mark Laskow and others.


WMNY carries a simulcast of WTAE-TV's local morning news, and broadcasts programs hosted by Doug Stephan, Steve Crowley, Ray Lucia, and Lou Dobbs.


As a talk station, WPTT broadcast Lynn Cullen, a popular local liberal talk radio host. WPTT also carried 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.

References

  1. ^ Mark Roth, "Format change will take Cullen off WPTT," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 19, 2008).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Business Radio

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