Entercom Commemorates Centennial Anniversary of News Radio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh With Launch of FM Signal
PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 19, 2020 – Entercom is proud to celebrate 100 years of News Radio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM), the authoritative news and talk voice of Pittsburgh. To commemorate the station’s centennial anniversary, News Radio 1020 KDKA will simulcast on FM for the first time ever and be heard on 100.1 FM as 100.1 FM and 1020 AM KDKA, effective November 2.
“KDKA Radio is part of the radio history books not just here in Pittsburgh, but on a national level,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “What started back in 1920 as an opportunity to instantaneously provide news and information about the presidential election returns has blossomed into a key part of our listeners’ lives. After serving Pittsburghers on our AM dial for the last 100 years, we are thrilled to expand the reach of historic KDKA on FM. It’s an honor to be part of the team carrying the torch from those before us into the next 100 years.”
On October 27, 1920, the Department of Commerce issued the first commercial radio station license under the call sign KDKA. The station launched on November 2, 1920 when Frank Conrad, an engineer at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, started 8ZZ and broadcasted the results of the presidential election returns between Warren G. Harding and James Cox.
The station’s yearlong centennial celebration has also included various original sound, historical soundbites and a special weekly program every Wednesday.
Listeners can tune in to 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM) and 100.1 FM KDKA in Pittsburgh on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
WAMO 100.1 can now be heard on 107.3 FM.
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