Pittsburgh gets new low-power AM radio station

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new radio station has hit the airwaves in Pittsburgh.

WZUM, 1550 AM, began broadcasting Thursday. The station’s automated format features rhythm-and-blues from the 1960s to 1980 featuring artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Sly & the Family Stone.

The stations based in nearby Braddock had operated as WLFP until its business talk format went off the air in May.

The new station is owned by Ed DeHart and Stephen Zelenko doing business as AM Guys LLC.

The station’s signal is 1,000 watts during the day and 4 watts at night. The station will stick with the automated format while technicians perfect it over the next few weeks. After that, the station may try to add local hosts and national news.

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