Status update

As David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan near 25 years as an anchor team at WPXI-TV (11) and the longest running team in Pittsburgh television, Rex Rutkoski interviews the duo about how they’ve managed to keep things going for that time.

Status update

In case you missed it, John Poister wrote a great article about Ricki Wertz and Tom Borden and the “lost” station WENS-TV (16). (Plus a brief mention of Pittsburgh’s other lost station WKJF-TV (53). Check it out in the PG.

Aug 30 2014

Quinn and Rose turn down WJAS offer

Jim Quinn and Rose Tennant have reportedly turned down an offer to join WJAS-AM (1320) which recently switched from all music to conservative talk. Pittsburgh Radio Partners, LLC which recently bought the station, has been in negotiations with the duo for months. The Post-Gazette reports that Quinn and Rose declined the offer because it did …

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Aug 25 2014

Charleroi loses radio identity for good

Seems that we missed the fact that Keymarket turned in the license for 940 AM in Charleroi recently. The station had been on the air since 1947 and was joined by 98.3 FM in the 1960s. Both stations used the calls WESA (which are now being used on 90.5 in Pittsburgh). 98.3 was moved to …

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Aug 24 2014

WSHH airstaff flips; Dunlap out

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Dan Dunlap appears to have exited WSHH after nearly 30 years with the station as the entire airstaff flips around. The mornings (5:30-10:00 a.m.) will now be handled by promotions man Chris Shovlin and Cris Winter. Sara Lockard moves to mid-days (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and PD Ron Antill moves to afternoon drive (3:00 -7:00 …

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Aug 20 2014

Whiplash Radio buys TKO “Classic Top 40″

Whiplash Radio has purchased the former TKO classic hits format “Classic Top 40″, and will make it available to radio stations on a barter basis. Whiplash Radio has also retained Mike Tyler Owner of Broadcast Affiliate Sales for marketing, advertising sales and consultation.  “I know there is a huge hole in the radio industry for …

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Aug 15 2014

Sally Wiggin to be inducted into 2015 PAB Class

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WTAE-TV’s (4) Sally Wiggin is to be inducted in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters 2015 Hall of Fame Class. The induction will take place next spring. Wiggin spent over 30 years as a reporter and anchor for the station. Today her primary posts are as host of “Chronicle”, a news program that airs a few times …

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Aug 13 2014

Radio Disney selling stations – including WDDZ

WDDZ (1250) is up for sale, but that’s because Disney is selling all but one station as it moves to digital delivery. The stations are set to go dark on September 26 – expect for KDIS in Los Angeles. Pittsburgh’s 1250 is best remembered as 1250 WTAE and was sister to 96.1 and WTAE-TV (4). Though …

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Aug 11 2014

WWCS changing affiliation

AllAccess reports that WWCS (540 Canonsburg) will change their sports network affiliation from Fox Sports Radio to Yahoo! Sports Radio effective September 15. Yahoo Sports Radio has grown in 2014 adding markets like Detroit, Phoenix, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Reno. WWCS general manager Sima Birach calls the programming lineup is “outstanding”.

Aug 07 2014

Big Country at 104.7

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After a three-hour simulcast of the Rush Limbaugh program between WJAS (1320) and WPGB (104.7), WPGB flipped formats to “Big Country” with current country hits. Message boards and industry experts have been predicting this change for some time and one might suspect that this may have sped up the change at WJAS which occurred at Noon …

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