Starting today NewsTalk 580 WTAG has started another chapter in our long broadcast history in Central Massachusetts. Listeners can now hear all of WTAG’s programming on the FM dial at 94.9. WTAG has acquired the rights to simulcast our programming with FCC approval to help fill in gaps in the AM signal to better serve our listeners and advertisers in our coverage area.
It is extremely exciting to bring WTAG to a new audience on 94.9 FM. For 85 years WTAG has served the communities of Worcester on 580 AM. Adding 94.9 gives us the opportunity to better serve those communities. WTAG has been the News Talk leader in Worcester County and we look forward to continue to earn that reputation with an additional signal” according to WTAG Vice President and Market Manager Michael Schaus
WTAG Chief Engineer Dan Kelleher adds “Recent changes in FCC Rules now allow AM stations to use FM translators to rebroadcast their signal. WTAG is one of the first groups of stations in the country to use these changes to benefit our listeners.
“WTAG has always been at the forefront of changes in technology over the years. In addition to the AM signal and live streaming on the web, this provides listener’s with another option to hear all of their favorite shows no matter where you live” according to WTAG Program Director George Brown.
WTAG has been broadcasting since 1924 and is the home of The WTAG Morning News, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Jordan Levy, as well as other local and national radio shows. WTAG also broadcasts Worcester Sharks Hockey, Worcester Tornadoes Baseball and Holy Cross Football and Basketball.