Ex-Q92/Canton Programmer to PD in Pittsburgh

This item has a very small Northeast Ohio connection, but since it involves a Friend of OMW, we’ll gladly trumpet the news.

Veteran programmer Clarke Ingram, who was once briefly program director of Canton market CHR WZKL/92.5 “Q92”, is once again holding the programming reins of a station. He’s been named program director of Broadcast Communications’ Pittsburgh market oldies/talk/brokered combo WKHB/620 Irwin PA and WKFB/770 Jeannette PA, better known as “620 KHB” and “770 KFB”. Clarke’s been with the stations for 2 years.

The native Pittsburgher’s resume inclues programming Clear Channel Pittsburgh CHR WBZZ/93.7 (“B94”), and WJJJ/104.7 in its “Jammin’ Oldies” days. (The stations are now rock WRKZ “93.7 K-Rock”, and talk WPGB “FM News/Talk 104.7”.) His most recent FM stint in that market was doing a Friday night show for CC’s oldies WWSW/94.5 (“3WS”).

As far as his current facilities…Clarke has helmed regular oldies blocks for the stations, particularly on weekends. And though we may be biased, since we’ve known him for a long time…any fan of high-energy personality oldies on AM would find it worth the drive into the Pittsburgh area on weekend afternoons and evenings to hear Clarke do his thing!

The signals are both relatively recent move-ins from the east of Pittsburgh, and 620 in particular puts a strong signal over a large chunk of western Pennsylvania during the day with its low-band 5500 watts. WKHB has a smaller night signal, but sister 770 is a daytimer due to its presence on the same channel as ABC’s New York City powerhouse, talker WABC.

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