You might remember WPGB-FM as the flagship of the Quinn & Rose show. It was one of the pioneers in putting Conservative News/Talk on FM to see if young people would listen to Rush Limbaugh – calling young women sluts if they use birth control. Shockingly, ratings are in free fall all over the country.
WPGB-FM has switched to “Hit Country” – country music is now on 1,700+ radio stations with high ratings in most major markets. Country is the new “not black”.
The Beck / Limbaugh / Hannity talk is moving to WJAS-AM, a radio station in a coma for the last 20 years playing Frank Sinatra music. Rush has officially become the voice of old angry white people that don’t buy anything at stores that don’t exist any more.
This sudden change is because a local buyer is buying the station from Rhenda Broadcasting of Las Vegas, who was probably thrilled to unload it. WJAS-AM stopped streaming in 2009 – the new owner seems a bit overwhelmed, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune.