WRBT
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Broadcast areaHarrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon metro area
South Central Pennsylvania
Frequency94.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingBob 94.9
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatCountry
SubchannelsHD2: Amy (Adult album alternative)
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
September 30, 1962 (1962-09-30)
Former call signs
WMSP (1962–88)
WHKS (1988)
WWKL (1988–95)
WYMJ (1995–97)
Call sign meaning
W R o B er T (proper name for Bob)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID54019
ClassB
ERP25,000 watts (horizontal)
24,500 watts (vertical)
HAAT201 meters (659 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°18′57.96″N 76°56′59.8914″W / 40.3161000°N 76.949969833°W / 40.3161000; -76.949969833
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitebob949.iheart.com

WRBT (94.9 MHz, "Bob 94.9") is a country music radio station broadcasting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and broadcasts with a power of 25 kilowatts from a transmitter site in Enola, Pennsylvania.

WRBT broadcasts in the HD Radio format.[1]

History

The station signed on the air on September 30, 1962, then owned by the Market Square Presbyterian Church, hence the original call letters WMSP. It was run as a volunteer radio station, parishioners volunteered to do air shifts, broadcasting a Classical Music format. The station was sold in 1988 to Barnstable Broadcasting, who changed the format to a bland Adult Contemporary first, then an Oldies format, KOOL 94.9. In 1995, Barnstable switched formats and call letters with its 99.3 signal, turning the 94.9 signal into WYMJ Magic 94.9. The generic mix format never did well and Barnstable put all of its Harrisburg market stations for sale in late 1996.

In 1997, the sale was consummated with Dame Media the call letters were changed to WRBT and Dame launched the country format that is heard on the radio today.

Brad Chambers (from KPLX in Dallas) was hired as the program director. Bob 94.9 was well received in the community. Through hard work and many promotions, remote broadcasts and other local involvement, it took over the "top country spot" from (Cat Country 106.7). The original staff with the station was as follows:

On-air personalities

References

  1. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=65 HD Radio Guide for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  1. 1979 Broadcasting Year book, page C-186