|Broadcast area||Erie, Pennsylvania|
|Branding||Jet Radio 1400|
|Slogan||Erie's news talk station|
|Callsign meaning||JET (airplane)|
|Former callsigns||WBLQ, WJR|
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
WJET primarily runs a schedule of syndicated talk offerings, with the exception of morning drive time. Erie Talk in the Morning is hosted by Barry Dain Steinhagen and Jim LeCorchick. The station follows with standard syndicated fare such as Glenn Beck, The Sean Hannity Show, Neal Boortz, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Joy Browne and Coast to Coast AM. The Rush Limbaugh Show was dropped in December 2008 after Premiere Radio Networks demanded higher rights fees.
In popular culture
For many years, WJET was the leading Top 40 radio station for all of Erie, especially during the 1960s. WJET was mentioned in the movie That Thing You Do!, where the call letters are mentioned while Faye (Liv Tyler) is mailing a letter and listening to a transistor radio in her ear. In addition, in the Director's Cut, the name of the radio station is mentioned two more times. Once when Guy tells his girlfriend Tina on the phone that their record was played three times ("I bet they play it all weekend, so listen to WJET"). Later when Guy tells Phil, their first manager "We heard it. It was on J-E-T three times."
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WJET
- Radio-Locator Information on WJET
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WJET
|This article about a radio station in Pennsylvania is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|