Aug 29 2015

Clark celebrates 20 years at WTAE

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It’s a big year for anniversaries in the Pittsburgh market, and adding his name to the 20-year club is WTAE-TV’s (4) Mike Clark. Prior to joining WTAE, he had worked for WLIG in Long Island, WEVU Fort Myers, WMTW Portland Maine, and WSYX in Columbus, Ohio. Clark has won numerous awards and recognitions for his work. He …

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Aug 27 2015

WAVL has gone silent… temporarily at least

Tom Taylor reports this morning that WAVL (910 Apollo) has gone silent, but the move appears to be temporary. The station has been operated by the Evangel Heights Assembly of God for years, but the manager recently retired and the board of directors decided to take the station off the air and sell it. They …

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Aug 26 2015

PBRTV Podcast #2

“The Lovable Libertarian” Dimitri Vassilaros joins Eric to discuss his career in radio as well as to make a final appeal for his Kickstarter campaign (ending August 31, 2015) for a new online program “Don’t Spy On Me”. Not a Spreaker user? Also available on SoundCloud and YouTube!

Aug 26 2015

Virginia Reporter and Cameraman killed during live spot

The staff of WDBJ-TV (7), the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, are in mourning after one of their reporters and cameramen were killed by gunfire during a live news spot earlier this morning. 24-year -old Alison Parker was reporting to a camera operated by 27-year-old Adam Ward died when shots were fired. Both died at …

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Aug 14 2015

PBRTV Podcast #1

Before you take me to task on the production quality, I know there is a lot of work to do! The sound levels could have been better and a little more effort could have gone into the production efforts, but this is just the beginning and it can only get better from here!  My guest …

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Aug 10 2015

Rant: Sirius-XM Changes leaves listeners and stations scrambling

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Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am an aficionado of the Beautiful/EZ format and have been since the tender age of 8. The last station with such a format in Pittsburgh was WEZE-FM which, at 104.7, was Salem’s forerunner to WORD-FM which eventually moved to 101.5. WEZE signed on in early 1990 …

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Aug 06 2015

Benz returns to Pittsburgh

After spending a year at Boston’s WEEI, Tim Benz is back in town. Benz worked at WXDX (105.9) and WBGG (970) before departing for Beantown. He quit the WEEI gig by his own choice citing that his wife and child remained in Pittsburgh. “I underestimated the difficulties that go along with working a job in …

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Aug 05 2015

Talk Host Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

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Pittsburgh talk-show host Dimitri Vassilaros has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to create a provocative Internet radio show. It started August 3 and ends September 1. The “Don’t Spy On Me!” theme protests the mass surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency. Vassilaros has been on news/talk stations like KDKA (1020), WTAE-AM (1250), WWVA (1170 Wheeling) …

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Jul 27 2015

Problems continue for McKeesport’s WGBN

Patrick Cloonan reported over the weekend that Pentecostal Temple Development Corp. has asked the FCC for a special temporary authority to allow WGBN (1360 McKeesport) to sign off at sundown – effectively making it a daytimer. Renda Broadcasting donated the station to PTDC in 2013 but maintains ownership of the station’s daytime transmitter site near …

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Jul 21 2015

Sakalik leaves KQV

Last Friday, July 17 was Bruce Sakalik’s last day at KQV-AM (1410) where he anchored the morning news. Sakalik left on his own taking a new job with Comcast.

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