98.3 WESA

Rick Allen, 98.3 WESA-FM Charleroi PA

Here’s another from our single-largest Contributor to date, Robyn Watts. Before this station’s move to Duquesne PA in suburban Pittsburgh, this was a somewhat lower powered rimshot signal. For many years, this was a partial simulcast with its daytime only AM station, WESA. WESA-FM was branded “Class-FM” and at the time of this recording was Adult Contemporary. Unfortunately, we can’t pin down an exact date but it appears to have been recorded in the late 1980 or early 1990s. Later, in 1998, 98.3 would change formats to Top 40 and change call letters to WZKT. The station was sold to Keymarket Communications in 2000 and they in turn, changed the format again, this time to Country music. The call letters changed to WOGI to reflect a catchy monniker that stuck for...

Tom Lacko, 98.3 WESA Duquesne, PA (Pittsburgh) | 1983

Contributor Tom Lacko sent this in a long time ago and for some reason it never made it to the archives. Here’s a 4 1/2 minutes of the old AC station 98 ESA. Licensed to Duquesne, PA, this is the Pittsburgh Market. We know next to nothing about this station in the early 80s, although in 2000 the station flipped to Country under the “Froggy” brand, using the call letters WOGI. WOGY (Memphis) morning man Jeremy Mulder (Danger Frog) started in Morning drive at WOGI when it launched after WOGY 94.1 Memphis changed formats to Modern AC. I’ll leave further comments to our site visitors.

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