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WYSU-FM returns to western PA

WYSU (88.5 FM) is back on the air in New Wilmington, Pa., with a new frequency and call letters — 89.7 MHz W209CQ

Due to a clerical error that occurred in 1997, WYSU discovered that it would have to cease broadcast on its 97.5 MHz W248AD translator effective December 2019. Upon that discovery, WYSU immediately began the process of returning service to western Pennsylvania as quickly as possible.

After working closely with the station attorney and consulting engineer, procuring necessary equipment, scheduling required maintenance, and filing necessary documents with the FCC, WYSU was granted a new broadcast license for New Wilmington earlier this month. The new license allows WYSU to broadcast with about 42 percent more power than the previous license, resulting in better coverage throughout the community.

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