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Archive page for 1210 AM WPHT "The Big Talker" in Philadelphia.
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Favorite shows and a programming for schedule for 1210 currently is listed on the Stations Page.

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Notes:

WPHT new billboard 4/1/02
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Spring 2002 brings new marketing line ... "Talk Radio with a Pulse"

Daily News Opinion section - WPHT's GM Scaglione speaks about why the station no longer carries the Phillies.

WPHT 1210 AM finally adds a website 3/28/02 - www.thebigtalker1210.com 

 

WPHT adds Glenn Beck on 1/14/02

Real Audio of the "Talk Rage" promo.

  • WPHT has changed the lineup on January 14, 2002
    Imus - 6-9
    Beck - 9-12
    Rush - 12-3
    Katz - 3-7
    Cramer - 7-8
    Dom - 8-10
    Rollye - 10-1
    Bell - 1-6
    Fridays will continue with Sid Mark evenings at 7.

  • Previous - Dr. Laura - 9 to noon Website  Usenet - taken off September 11, 2001.

  • Originally went on the air in May, 1922.

  • Founded by Wilson Durham, a Philadelphia electrician, in his shot on 1936 Market Street. (250watts)

  • Sold in 1924 for 25K to Ike Levy and Daniel Murphy (Philadelphia lawyers)

  • Became part of newly formed CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928.

  • Sold in 1946 to David Stern (Publisher), who sold it the next year to the Bulletin (Philly newspaper).  The Bulletin later sold it back to CBS.

  • After flirting with news and talk through the 80's the station ceased talk on 8/15/1990 at 1:05 pm, just before former mayor Frank Rizzo was to go on the air and right after Clark DeLeon finished up. Yearly average ratings before this were 1985 - 3.7 | 1986 - 2.8 | 1987 - 2.9 | 1988 - 3.2 | 1989 - 3.6 | to mid 1990 - 2.9

  • Then the station assumed the identity of WOGL-AM and simulcast most of WOGL-FM's signal except for sports.

  • Changed again on 3/18/1994 to WGMP (The Game) - sports format.

  • In August of 1996 it reverted to a talk format under the calls of WPTS.  Those calls were changed to WPHT sometime in September 96 (?).

Past Favorite Hosts and fill ins

  • Michael Smerconish - Weekdays 5 to 7 PM or till the Phillies start. - MAS Talk website - Trial lawyer and former Regional Administrator and Federal Housing Commissioner in the Bush administration.  Michael was on the air from January 1998 thru November 2001.  Archive Page for Michael Smerconish.

  • Chuck Darrow - Entertainment writer, South Jersey Courrier Post.

  • John DeBella - 3 to 5 pm - Aired October 98 thru July 99.  At the same time he worked at sister station WYSP.

  • Debra Luray aka "Ruby Cheeks" went to WYSP.

  • Steve and Amy - 3 to 5 PM.  Steve Martorano worked at WIP, WWDB and PhillyTvNews.  Amy Kaplan went to all news KYW.

  • Jay and Hilarie - noon to 3.  Jay Soreson also worked at NJ101.5 and again with Hilarie at WWDB (until 11/00).  Hilarie Barsky went to Metro News Service for WWDB and then joined Jay afternoons at 3. website

  • The Sturdy Beggars - Jerry and Joe Long

  • Harry Kalish - former weekend Public Affairs Host

  • From the WCAU days - Former Mayor Frank Rizzo.

  • G. Gordon Liddy - 7 pm to 10 pm.  (1-800-GGLiddy) - http://www.ggordonliddyshow.com/ show dropped in May 2000

  • Rich Levin - PC Talk (ended his show on this station in June 2001)

  • Scoot, Nancy Glass, Don Lancer

Technical:

Contact Info:

Snail mail - Talk Radio 1210 WPHT / 10 Monument Road / Bala Cynwd, PA 19004 / 610-668-5800
Call in #'s - In Philadelphia: 215-839-1210 From The 'Burbs: 610-664-1210 From South Jersey: 609-541-1210 From Bell Atlantic/Comcast Metrophone: It's Free...Just hit #1210.
A CBS-Infinity-Viacom owned station.
50K watts, transmitter located in New Jersey
www.thebigtalker.com  - email the station at talkradio1210@cbs.com 

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