|Broadcast area||Altoona, Pennsylvania
Blair County, Pennsylvania
|Branding||"NewsTalk 1240 WRTA"|
|First air date||1946|
|Power||1,000 Watts day and night|
|Callsign meaning||W Roy Thompson Altoona|
|Owner||Handsome Brothers, Inc.
(Handsome Brothers, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WBRX, WBXQ, WKMC|
Roy Thompson sold WRTA to the Altoona Trans Audio Corporation in March 1956. The Altoona Trans Audio Corporation was composed of Martin J. Malarkey, Jr., John L. Miller, Horace Richards, and Louis "Lou" Murrary. In September 1982, the Altoona Trans Audio Corporation elected David Rodney "Rod" Wolf President and Chief Operating Officer. Wolf still maintained his positions as Treasurer and General Manager. Rod Wolf joined WRTA in January 1957 where he served in multiple capacities on and off the air.
Rod Wolf, President of Altoona Trans audio, announced the sale of WRTA to David A. Barger, president of Sounds Good Inc., in November 2003. The sale marked the first change in ownership of WRTA in more than 45 years.
- "WRTA, New ABC Affiliate Underway in Altoona, Pa." (PDF). Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- NewsTalk 1240 WRTA Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WRTA
- Radio-Locator Information on WRTA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WRTA
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