Spring 2002 brings new marketing line ... "Talk
Radio with a Pulse"
News Opinion section - WPHT's GM Scaglione speaks
about why the station no longer carries the Phillies.
adds a website 3/28/02 - www.thebigtalker1210.com
adds Glenn Beck on 1/14/02
Audio of the "Talk Rage" promo.
has changed the lineup on January
Imus - 6-9
Beck - 9-12
Rush - 12-3
Katz - 3-7
Cramer - 7-8
Dom - 8-10
Rollye - 10-1
Bell - 1-6
Fridays will continue with Sid Mark evenings at 7.
- Dr. Laura - 9 to noon Website
Usenet - taken off
September 11, 2001.
went on the air in May, 1922.
by Wilson Durham, a Philadelphia electrician, in his shot on 1936
Market Street. (250watts)
in 1924 for 25K to Ike Levy and Daniel Murphy (Philadelphia
part of newly formed CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928.
in 1946 to David Stern (Publisher), who sold it the next year to
the Bulletin (Philly newspaper). The Bulletin later sold it
back to CBS.
flirting with news and talk through the 80's the station ceased
talk on 8/15/1990 at 1:05 pm, just before former mayor Frank Rizzo
was to go on the air and right after Clark DeLeon finished up.
Yearly average ratings before this were 1985 - 3.7 | 1986 - 2.8 |
1987 - 2.9 | 1988 - 3.2 | 1989 - 3.6 | to mid 1990 - 2.9
the station assumed the identity of WOGL-AM and simulcast most of
WOGL-FM's signal except for sports.
again on 3/18/1994 to WGMP (The Game) - sports format.
August of 1996 it reverted to a talk format under the calls of
WPTS. Those calls were changed to WPHT sometime in September
Favorite Hosts and fill ins
Smerconish - Weekdays 5
to 7 PM or till
the Phillies start. - MAS Talk website -
Trial lawyer and former Regional Administrator and
Federal Housing Commissioner in the Bush administration. Michael
was on the air from January 1998 thru November 2001. Archive
Page for Michael Smerconish.
- Entertainment writer, South Jersey Courrier Post.
DeBella - 3 to 5 pm - Aired October 98 thru July 99.
At the same time he worked at sister station WYSP.
Debra Luray aka "Ruby
Steve and Amy - 3
to 5 PM. Steve Martorano worked at WIP, WWDB and PhillyTvNews.
Amy Kaplan went to all news KYW.
and Hilarie -
noon to 3. Jay Soreson also worked at NJ101.5 and again with
Hilarie at WWDB (until 11/00). Hilarie Barsky went to Metro
News Service for WWDB and then joined Jay afternoons at 3. website
Sturdy Beggars -
Jerry and Joe Long
Kalish - former
weekend Public Affairs Host
WCAU days - Former Mayor Frank Rizzo.
G. Gordon Liddy - 7 pm to 10
pm. (1-800-GGLiddy) - http://www.ggordonliddyshow.com/ show
dropped in May 2000
- PC Talk (ended his show on this
station in June 2001)
Nancy Glass, Don Lancer
Snail mail - Talk Radio
1210 WPHT / 10 Monument Road / Bala Cynwd, PA 19004 / 610-668-5800
Call in #'s - In Philadelphia: 215-839-1210 From The 'Burbs: 610-664-1210 From South Jersey: 609-541-1210 From
Bell Atlantic/Comcast Metrophone: It's Free...Just hit
A CBS-Infinity-Viacom owned station.
50K watts, transmitter located in New Jersey
www.thebigtalker.com - email the station at firstname.lastname@example.org
material is on the Audio Page