94.5 WPEZ

Composite: 94.5 WPEZ Pittsburgh | 1980

Description by Contributor Rob Sisco: This composite is from 1980 and represents the several months of WPEZ as a Top 40 station prior to it flipping to mainstream AC and finally to oldies as 3WS. It was also the last content played on the station under the top 40 format and led into the final 2 songs of the format: If You Remember Me by Chris Thompson and, Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones, which was also the first song played on the station when it was launched in the early 70’s by a young guy named BOB PITTMAN! It was a very cool station ( if I do say so myself) with a killer air staff. John DeBella did mornings, in his first ever morning drive job. Herb Crowe (now Max Morgan at KIIM in Tucson) was production director and a 2 hour Mid-day shift followed by Chip Knight from noon to ...

Dennis Elliot, 94.5 WPEZ Pittsburgh | 1976

Some say that a radio station’s storied past helps to guide the station’s present. Whether or not that’s true depends upon the station and market. Today’s Classic Hits format at WWSW might pull from its history as one of Pittsburgh’s legendary Top 40 stations, WPEZ. This aircheck moves along at light speed, using a shotgun technique that many of the legendary AM top 40s of the 70s used. WPEZ was apparently an AM/FM combo, the AM being on 970 (Pittsburgh listeners who remember please comment on this), although it seems as though the AM was pretty much ignored. I think you’ll really like Dennis Elliot here on PEZ. We really like Contributor Tom Lacko for sending in a skillfully mastered copy from the source tape way back in 2003. Sometimes, you really have...

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