"PLAY 98.7™," TAMPA BAY'S NEWEST HIT RADIO STATION, LAUNCHES TODAY AT 3PM
Today, Tuesday, August 31 at 3:00 PM, ET, WSJT-FM will become Play 98.7™, Tampa’s new hit music station. Play 98.7 will broadcast “today’s best hits, without the rap” and feature popular music from artists such as Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Train, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Rob Thomas, among others. Play 98.7’s playlist and station information can be found at www.play987.com.
As of 3:00 PM today, Play 98.7 will be heard on-air at 98.7, streaming online at www.play987.com, and via a variety of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Blackberry, and Zune. Fans of the station can interact and stay up-to-date via Play 98.7’s social networking pages on Facebook and Twitter (www.twitter.com/play987). The station will also have the most current music related content and blogs that will be populated by the local Play 98.7 staff. In the neighboring community, the station will have a strong presence producing and partnering with lifestyle events and concerts. Play 98.7 will be programmed by Orlando Davis, current Program Director and morning show host for WLLD, WiLD 94.1. Davis is currently assembling the on-air staff, and will announce appointments and updates in the coming weeks.
CBS RADIO Tampa Senior Vice President and Market Manager Don Howe said, “Play 98.7 will connect a number of great artists to their local fans and diversify CBS RADIO’s offerings in Tampa. The station will provide the Tampa Bay Area with a great radio experience along with an integrated and interactive platform for Adult CHR music and its fans to be heard.”
Fans of WSJT’s Smooth Jazz format can access the programming on-air via the station’s secondary HD frequency, WSJT 98.7 HD2, or streaming online at www.wsjt.com, www.radio.com, AOL Radio, and Yahoo! Music. Smooth 98.7 HD2 will remain a dominant voice in the community and continue to hold and promote local events on-air and online.
WSJT-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WYUU, WQYK-FM, WQYK-AM, WRBQ, and WLLD in Tampa.