WEBG
CityMina, New York
Frequency95.9 MHz
BrandingiHeartPodcast 95.9
SloganErie's All Podcast Station
Programming
FormatTalk
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WFNN, WJET, WRKT, WRTS, WTWF, WXBB
History
First air date
November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27)
Former call signs
WJRK (2017)
WLTM (2017–2020)
Call sign meaning
W E BiG
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID191524
ClassA
ERP820 watts
HAAT200 meters (660 ft)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen Live
Websitewltmfm.iheart.com

WEBG (95.9 FM, "iHeartPodcast 95.9") is a radio station licensed to Mina, New York owned by iHeartMedia. Its studios are located in the Boston Store building in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, while its transmitter is located near Northeast Sherman Rd and Miller Rd in Chautauqua County New York. The station broadcasts a talk radio format derived from podcasts distributed by the company. The station has a rimshot signal serving the nearby Erie Pennsylvania market, however it is unable to be heard in the city itself because of its 820 watt ERP, and the existence co-channel low-power broadcaster WXNM-LP. Its signal is strongest in western Chautauqua County, New York but is spotty in the population centers of Dunkirk, Fredonia and Jamestown.

History

Original logo as 95.9 Lite FM.
Original logo as 95.9 Lite FM.

It signed on as WJRK on November 27, 2017, soft launching with Christmas music for the holiday season.[1] The station changed its call sign to WLTM on December 6, 2017, and officially launched on January 3, 2018, as adult contemporary 95.9 Lite FM, using an AC format syndicated from Westwood One.[2]

On March 27, 2019, Connoisseur Media announced that it would transfer WLTM along with its sister stations to iHeartMedia in exchange for WFRE and WFMD in the Frederick, Maryland, market from the Aloha Station Trust.[3] The sale closed on May 20, 2019.

From November 5 to December 25, 2019, the station broadcast Christmas music as Christmas 95.9.[4] On December 26, 2019, the station flipped to talk radio as iHeartPodcast 95.9, with a schedule consisting exclusively of podcasts distributed by iHeartMedia and its subsidiaries, including Stuff You Should Know among others.[5]

The station changed its call sign to WEBG on September 14, 2020.

References

  1. ^ "Connoisseur Signs-On New Erie Rimshot". Radio Insight. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  2. ^ "The Lite Turns On In Erie". Radio Insight. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  3. ^ "iHeartMedia & Connoisseur Media Swap Frederick & Erie". RadioInsight. 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Lite's Out In Erie For Christmas". RadioInsight. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  5. ^ "95.9 Erie Hearts Podcasts". RadioInsight. 2019-12-26. Retrieved 2020-02-21.