Thursday, November 13, 2008


Exactly one month after it was pulled off the air, Streetsboro City Schools station WSTB/88.9 Streetsboro has returned to the airwaves.

OMW hears that WSTB went back on the air late Thursday afternoon, and a quick check of the radio confirms its return, with the regular alt-rock "AlterNation" format that airs Monday through Saturday on the station operated out of Streetsboro High School.

OMW also hears that the return of WSTB does also mean the return of the station's "Sunday Oldies Jukebox" oldies programming this Sunday..."SOJ" volunteer program director Bill Weisinger confirms that to us this Thursday evening.

And in an arrangement made earlier this week before WSTB's return, "SOJ" will also make its scheduled appearance Saturday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 PM on John Carroll University's WJCU/88.7 University Heights, as air personalities "Guy Z" and "Rockn' Rick" substitute on Joe Madigan's regular "Retro Radio" program.

With WSTB back on the air, and "SOJ" back there Sunday, presumably it'll be just a one-time appearance on WJCU... a Cleveland market station which doesn't actually serve most of the regular WSTB listening area in the Akron market for obvious reasons: it's on a first adjacent frequency to WSTB's 88.9.

But WJCU has one thing WSTB had to abandon a while back - streaming audio on the Internet via the station's website...which will deliver what's now a "Sunday Oldies Jukebox" Saturday special back to Internet-capable listeners in the Summit and Portage County areas...

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