McKeesport station misses Friday target
McKeesport's AM 1360 wasn't quite able to meet a Friday target date to return to the air, but may be back sometime next week.
The station is scheduled to be born again as a simulcast of its new sister station, New Kensington's gospel-format WGBN-1150.
“We've got a technical glitch we're trying to work out,” said Bishop Loran E. Mann, whose Pentecostal Temple Development Corp. owns WGBN.
PTDC donated the station that still is known as WMNY by Renda Broadcasting founder Anthony F. Renda in a deal approved by the Federal Communications Commission before the brief partial federal government shutdown.
“It's halfway worked out,” Mann said.
“The audio line for the (AM 1360 nighttime transmitter site in Lincoln) is worked out but the transition of new audio lines into the (daytime transmitter site in Greenfield) is what's delaying us. We expect sometime next week to have that worked out.”
WGBN operates with 1,000 watts by day, 70 by night. WMNY operates with 5,000 watts by day from Greenfield, 1,000 watts directional by night from Lincoln.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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