MRN – 50 Years

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first time Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired on a network then known as “National Educational Television”. I would have to consult the archived guest register at the church, but I believe today is also the 24th anniversary of the day I met Fred Rogers… if not, it’s darn close. […]

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Notes

Observer “Seeing Eye” alerted PBRTV today that WMNY (1150 New Kensington) is now airing Hindi music. This signifies that the new owner – Radio 1150 Limited Liability Company – has officially taken over the station. Broadcast Communications, Inc. has submitted an application to move the KQV (1410) transmitter from its long-time Ross Township site to […]

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What happened to…

The Wendy Bell Lawsuit: The race discrimination suit with Bell against WTAE-TV appears to have been settled although no terms were made public. The Post-Gazette reports the suit was dismissed with prejudice and cannot be filed again. The case was put on hold last summer awaiting Bell to file an amended complaint. Hearst fired Bell […]

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WGBN slapped with new violations

WGBN (1360 McKeesport) has been operating from its original transmitter site in Lincoln Borough since losing the lease on the daytime site in Glen Hazel. The original site was used as the nighttime site from the time the Glen Hazel site was constructed. Station owner, Pentecostal Temple Development Corp. was visited by the FCC on […]

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KQV not the only one saved

As we mentioned yesterday, KQV (1410) has been saved by Broadcast Communications Inc. Company owner Robert Stevens told the Post-Gazette not to expect anything to be on the air until this fall. There is a lot of prep work that needs to be done to relocate the transmitter as the 70-year-old transmitter site in Ross […]

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KQV to Broadcast Communications

Lance Venta reported this morning that KQV (1410) has been sold to Broadcast Communications Inc. for $55,000. The sale includes the license and some of the assets of the station but not the long time tower site in Ross Township. An application is expected to be filed to diplex 1410 on the WEDO tower in […]

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Notable deaths

PBRTV notes the following: Columbus Ohio radio host John Corby died unexpectedly over the weekend. Corby had worked as news director and morning co-host at WNCI (97.9 Columbus) before going to WTVN (610 Columbus) for the first of two stints 1984-94. From 1994-97, Corby had a run at KDKA (1020) where he did sports and […]

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In memory: C.S. Keys

C.S. Keys, known in Pittsburgh for his weather forecasting on KDKA-TV (2) and later WPXI (11), passed away Saturday at his home in La Mesa, California. He was 54 and the cause is pending an autopsy. After leaving WPXI in 2000, Keys moved to San Diego where he reported the weather for KUSI-TV (9/51) and […]

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Tidbits

A few items to note on this warm(er) January day: A nice interview with Alan Boal appeared in The Almanac, a paper exclusive to South Hills neighborhoods. WDSY (107.9) have added Jade and Cowboy Curt to the morning show “Broadway’s Backyard”. Broadway debuted in the fall of 2017. Jade previously served as promotions assisstant and […]

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Entercom brings new program to WDSY

Entercom announced today that WDSY (107.9), will bring Texas Country Music to Western Pennsylvania via a new weekly specialty program, “Red Dirt Revival.” The new show will air Sunday evenings from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, beginning January 7. “Red Dirt Revival” will be hosted by Waynesburg, PA native and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jackson Gardner and will feature music […]

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