WAMO 100.1 is Pittsburgh's New, "OLD" Home for Hip Hop and R&B
Is Urban radio really back in Pittsburgh?
The last time Pittsburgh had a radio station dedicated to playing 24/7 hip-hop and R&B was on September 8, 2009. It was on that day, at 6:07pm, when WAMO went off-air to be replaced by a gospel station [Catholic programming]. WAMO dominated the radio waves in the Burgh for 50 years! Hard to believe that Wiz Khalifa really blew up exactly at the time when his home town didn’t have a rap station to play his songs. But then again, let’s not forget his DJ hails from 96.1 Kiss FM, so he got plenty of attention there."