WPBS Philadelphia



Station History

In the mid to late 1960's WPBS 98.9 was playing MOR music with established MOR DJs from earlier days in Philadelphia. Names the city knew: John Trent, Pat Landon, Jack O'Reilly, John McCall, Dave Wolford, RACampbell, Hal Moore, Ken Orr, Barry Kaufman, Tom Moorehead, Blake Ritter... Jane Cohen was the manager. Later Ed Hunt, ex-WJBR, was a manager. WPBS was owned by The Philadelphia Bulletin daily evening newspaper. For years they owned WCAU Radio and TV-10. With sale of these stations to CBS, the Bulletin's WPBS took WCAU's Blake Ritter with them and he broadcast WPBS news directly from the Bulletin's newspaper offices at 30th Street. Ritter seldom got to the radio studios on Domino Lane in Roxborough.

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