Dec 06 2016

WGBN applies for operation from nighttime site

A week before the station would have been deleted, WGBN (1360 McKeesport) applied for special temporary authority to operate from its nighttime site in Lincoln Borough. The application accepted for filing on December 5, cites that Pentecostal Temple Development Corp. has lost the lease to the daytime site in Glen Hazel. Renda Broadcasting donated the station, then …

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Dec 05 2016

Farkleberries: A long-standing tradition

It was 1971 when then-KDKA morning man Jack Bogut received a Denver Post item from a listener talking about the Farkleberry Bush Festival in North Dakota. He took the novelty and ran with it, so much so that it eventually became synonymous with the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Fundraiser that KDKA continues to this day …

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Dec 05 2016

News from the surrounds…

It’s not often anymore that we get reports from outside of the Pittsburgh area, but we have received word from a couple of those stations that are in our coverage region. Tom Taylor reported this morning that WQKK, licensed to Renovo, PA, dropped the AC format for an 80s-based. The station is owned by the …

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Dec 02 2016

WDSY becomes city’s 3rd Christmas Station

WDSY (107.9) flipped to all Country Christmas a short time ago and will continue the format through Christmas Day. “Y108 Country Christmas” is expanded this year to 3 weeks compared to last year’s 12 days which was met with positive audience response. The current Country hits aren’t gone entirely and can be found on the station’s …

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Nov 28 2016

Ratings

We were on a Thanksgiving break… and caught a cold… but the November ratings came out last Wednesday. No big surprises… 1. WDVE; 2. WWSW: 3. WRRK; 4. WKST; 5. WSHH; 6 WDSY; 7.KDKA-AM; 8. KDKA-FM; 9. WBZZ; 10. WPGB AllAccess

Nov 18 2016

Christmas Music is here; so is Light-up Night

Pittsburgh’s Light-up night means Christmas music on the radio! WSHH (99.7) and WWSW (94.5) have made their annual flip to the “format” which will last through the first day of Christmas, December 25. Oddly enough, the two competing stations bill themselves similarly as “Pittsburgh’s Official Christmas (Music) Station.” Meanwhile, CBS Radio is the media sponsor for …

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Nov 18 2016

Duffy out at KDKA

It’s the time of year when one celebrates the holidays. That also typically means that CBS Radio will celebrate by cutting the employee count across the country. In Pittsburgh this year, it was Shelley Duffy who was let go… according to various sources. Duffy has worked for several CBS stations – B94, (WBZZ 93.7) starting …

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Nov 10 2016

Notes

WESA (90.5) morning host Josh Raulerson has left the station to work in communications for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Christopher Ayres has taken over the reigns of “Morning Edition” for the station. Raulerson will remain involved in projects at WESA and will host a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event with Diane Rehm on November 14. …

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Nov 02 2016

Iorio sells two Central PA stations

Tom Taylor reported Monday that Frank Iorio’s Radio Partners LLC has filed to sell WLKE (93.5 Gallitzin) and WLSF (105.1 Sheffield) to Educational Media for $400,000. The two stations have been running K-Love in an LMA. Iorio’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners owns WJAS (1320) where he is in the process of moving his W244CU from Warren, …

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Oct 27 2016

Happenings

First of all, I would like to thank those of you who responded to my last “musings” article where I revealed what was going on in my personal life. I received nothing but nice messages and support from you good folks and appreciate the sentiment. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. It seems …

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