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October 19, 2020

Pittsburgh's 1020 KDKA Celebrates 100 Years and Move to 100.1 FM Signal Vacated by WAMO

Entercom is proud to celebrate 100 years of Newsradio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM), the authoritative news and talk voice of Pittsburgh.

To commemorate the station’s centennial anniversary, Newsradio 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 listener’s lives," he said. "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.

KDKA Radio’s yearlong centennial celebration has also included various original sound, historical soundbites and a special weekly program every Wednesday.







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