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New talk radio station to focus on African-American community

| Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

A broadcaster says he is buying a Pittsburgh radio station and plans to launch a news and talk format geared toward the African-American community.

Eddie Edwards Sr. said Monday that he has filed the paperwork with the federal regulators to purchase WPYT-AM. The well-known Pittsburgh radio and TV personality says he hopes to launch the new station by early January.

The 1400-watt station currently carries syndicated business talk and outdoors programming and is owned by Langer Broadcasting, based in Framingham, Mass.

The $500,000 deal includes the station license. Edwards will need to build a new studio, and said he's looking at locations in Monroeville and Forest Hills.

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