Cumulus Wilkes-Barre’s Top 40 Station WBHT-FM Rebrands as Hot 97.1

WILKES-BARRE, PA, November 15, 2021 – Cumulus Media announces that WBHT-FM, Wilkes-Barre, PA, has rebranded today as Hot 97.1. The Top 40 station, formerly known as 97.1/95.7 bht, will continue to simulcast on 95.7 FM in the northern region. Cumulus Wilkes Barre also launched Hot 97.1’s new website today at:

Chris Kenney, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Wilkes-Barre/Scranton said: “Listeners will feel the energy and excitement Hot 97.1 brings to the market. The hottest music, live and local content, along with community involvement. That’s Hot 97.1!”

Valentine, Program Director and On-Air Personality, WBHT-FM, added: “Excited to turn the page on the next chapter in the evolution of the legendary 97.1 FM. The Hot 97.1 brand reflects what we are… HOT! A hometown station that is the home of the hottest music and artists.”

To stream Hot 97.1, visit:

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