2004 – MERITORIOUS SERVICE
WJPA 95.3 FM WJPA 1450 AM
Michael Siegel, General Manager,
Bob Gregg, Sports Director
WJPA is a 4-time winner of the Associated Press Broadcasters Association “Best Sports Play by Play” Award. A 60+ year group of people who have committed their facilities to broadcasting hundreds of hours of high school and college sports action every year. Each year WJPA Radio is the worldwide home of the PONY League World Series. Nearly every Pony World Series game ever played in Washington has been broadcast on WJPA-AM. And now those games are available around the world via wjpa.com. WJPA has presented start-to finish coverage of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships every year starting in 1950. That’s 54 consecutive years of live coverage. In addition, 15-20 dual meets every year, plus the Chartiers-Houston and Powerade in-season tournaments, the WPIAL and PIAA Dual Meet Tournaments, and the post season AA & AAA Section, District and Regional Championships leading to the PIAA finals.
Western Pennsylvania sports fans tune-in to high school football and W&J College football every weekend throughout the Fall. WJPA presents 2-3 high school games every weekend during the regular season and playoff games through the PIAA finals. WJPA has covered W&J football for over 60 years, including every NCAA Division III playoff game ever played by the Presidents. High school basketball regular season and playoff games, both boys and girls, are regular Winter sports features, plus the High School Hockey Game of the Week and PIHL Playoffs. Spring takes WJPA’s sports crew to the WPIAL/PIAA baseball and softball playoffs and track and field championships. May through August, every Washington Wild Things baseball game played is heard on WJPA, and that’s just produced locally. WJPA is Washington County’s Radio home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball carrying approximately 155 games a year and also carries the Pittsburgh Steelers football plus primetime NFL action from CBS Radio.