Lightner Communications - Radio for the next Generation

Let Lightner Communications help your business with our marketing experts, and our great group of local radio stations everyone is listening to!


Our Story

Lightner Communications was founded by Matthew Lightner who has spent over 25 years in the broadcasting field, building and maintaining facilities for radio stations all over the country. He has worked for some of the largest radio groups, including iHeartMedia, Cumulus Media, Entercom, ABC Radio networks, and many more. Now he brings his experience locally to this group of stations, and has surrounded himself with other professionals forming a dream team of local talent to serve your business's advertising needs. 

Our stations are locally owned and are involved in our community, raising money for charities, promoting events, and much more. We pride ourselves on having a great marketing team to help your business or event reach it fullest potential, with marketing solutions to improve your bottom line. As a locally owned company, we can customize an advertising package to fit your needs and budget without having to use a standard corporate package, or waiting for an out of town manager to approve. Our professionals are eager to help your business grow! Lightner Communications is radio with the technology to serve the next generation!   

Call us today to discuss your marketing needs!  


Lightner Communications Radio Stations

Serving a wide range of demographics in Central PA.

1071 Jack FM Lightner Communications Altoona PA

Take a 1200-song library, packaged with a playful and campy attitude, and you’ve got 107.1 JACK FM. What Time magazine called “the most successful branded music format to be launched in 25 years”. Now Lightner Communication's WYUP brings this #1 branded radio format in North America, to Central PA!

Mix 94.7 Lightner Communicatons Altoon PA

Mix 94.7 - The Best Mix of Everything - Playing  the best mix from the 80 to today Mix 94.7 is a top performer year after year in Central Pennsylvania. Especially effective in reaching women ages 25-64, MIX 94.7 enjoys heavy daytime, at-work listening especially among adults.  People who listen to Mix 94.7 tend to be educated, employed, active, and loyal to the station. They listen often, and for longer periods of time than the average radio station. This kind of audience gives our clients a powerful opportunity to communicate to listeners in a prime demographic who are ready and able to buy.

Q 94 WBRX Lightner Communications Altoona Radio

Q94 Classic Rock - is more than a heritage radio station, it is the area’s best classic rock radio station playing the best rock music ever made. Our listeners are fanatically loyal, tuning in daily and for extended periods of time, engaging in station promotions, and turning out in droves for live remote broadcasts. Recently, the Classic Rock radio format registered its highest audience share in a decade and remains a reliable performer in all market sizes and rates extremely well among its core demographic of 40 to 54 year old men and women.

Talk Radio WRTA Altoona Lightner Communications

Talk Radio 98.5  WRTA  - Blair County’s local news authority and home to the highest rated radio programming in the country, WRTA is Central PA’s favorite talk radio station. Home to favorites like Rush Limbaugh, Ben Shapiro, Michael Savage, as well as local talents Dr. John McGinnis  and Doug Herendeen. This top notch day time programming combines with the dominating overnight powerhouse, Red Eye Radio, to deliver an educated and dedicated adult listener who tunes in often and stays tuned in longer. Advertisers on WRTA can expect to communicate their message to an audience that listens to commercials more attentively than listeners of any other format.

Easy Favorites 96.9 & 100.7 WTRN is a unique blend of soft hits from the 60’s through today, that appeals to the 45+ mature adult demographic. This demographic includes the largest population segment of our area, with a high amount of disposable income. The demographic also listens to the radio more than any other age group. The format never plays any offensive music that would be a turn-off or distraction to our at-work listeners. We are the station people listen to at work, at the store, at the doctor’s office, at home, or in the car. WTRN is a full service station with local news, weather, and community information to serve the needs of our listeners.   

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96.1FM -1370 AM HANK FM -WKMC  - The all new HANK FM plays the legends of country, back when country was great!   Hank delivers a unique mix of over 1000 great songs spanning the legends of country music and venturing into the best of the 80's, 90's, 00's and some of today. The “Country Legends"  format centers on a broad listening audience between the ages of 25 and 65+.

Download the Lightner Radio App to listen to all of our stations on your phone or  handheld device! 

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2513 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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