BEAVER FALLS — St. Barnabas Broadcasting has signed an settlement to purchase Beaver County radio stations WBVP/WMBA.
William V. Working day, president of the Richland Township-headquartered St. Barnabas Overall health Method, entered into the joint agreement with Mark Peterson, president of Seem Suggestions Media, and longtime proprietor of the Beaver Falls-based mostly stations.
Peterson will stay with the corporation, and all WBVP/WMBA workers have been retained, a Tuesday morning press launch stated.
Income conditions were being not disclosed.
The contract to obtain the simulcast WBVP (99.3 FM/1230 AM) and WMBA (1460 AM) allows St. Barnabas Broadcasting to augment its present radio community. Previous November, St. Barnabas Broadcasting acquired WJAS AM/FM of Pittsburgh.
WBVP and WMBA air and stream the equivalent news/talk radio displays, with each day nearby early morning broadcasters Matt Drzik and Eddy Crow, and information reporter Frank Sparks. Until 2000, the stations competed, with WMBA operating separately from a studio in Ambridge.
The St. Barnabas press release did not reveal if any programming changes would arise at WBVP/WMBA. St. Barnabas previously had acquired naming rights to the Beaver Falls station’s studio, and sponsored a weekly display on Beaver County newsmakers hosted by previous Allegheny County Executive Jim Roddey.
Below St. Barnabas, WJAS (1320 AM and 99.1 FM) has looked to grow its talk radio format featuring conservative radio hosts these types of as, Bloomdaddy, Glenn Beck, Dan Bongino, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Jimmy Failla. WJAS briefly employed Pittsburgh conservative chat host Wendy Bell.
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St. Barnabas Broadcasting is a subsidiary of the St. Barnabas Health and fitness Procedure, a nonprofit corporation started in 1900, with facilities in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties. St. Barnabas has served countless numbers of individuals by supplying retirement living and health and fitness care. That includes three retirement communities, 5 residing assistance facilities, two qualified nursing properties, household care, hospice and a community outpatient healthcare and dental middle.
Giving around $7 million in totally free care each year, in accordance to a press release, St. Barnabas engages in inventive fundraising strategies these types of as the St. Barnabas 5K, Rudolph Car Repair and Attractive Purchases Specialty Shoppe.
In 2018, the organization’s St. Barnabas Land Have confidence in purchased Tusca Plaza in Brighton Township, and was instrumental in bringing a grocery retailer again to that purchasing centre.
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