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Radio Disney selling Pittsburgh AM station

| Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 4:51 p.m.

Salem Media Group is buying WDDZ (AM 1250) in Pittsburgh for $1 million from Radio Disney.

In an application filed Monday with the Federal Communications Commission, Radio Disney sought to assign the 5,000-watt station to Salem, which also owns WPIT (AM 730) and WORD (FM 101.5) in the Pittsburgh market.

On Aug. 14, Radio Disney said it would sell WDDZ and 22 other stations out of 24 in its broadcast network. It retained a station in Los Angeles.

A Disney spokeswoman said the sale is underway. Salem officials could not be reached.

A Pittsburgh media consultant involved in the sale of other Radio Disney stations said the deal makes sense.

“The owners can share staff and facilities with the two other Salem radio stations,” said Ray Rosenblum. “This situation can cut costs and increase profits.”

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