Jun 30 2015

Official Lottery Drawing goes to WPXI starting tomorrow

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If you’re a big Pennsylvania Lottery player, beginning tomorrow (July 1) WPXI will bring you the live drawings. For the last several years WTAE has carried the drawings after KDKA retained it for a few decades. The drawing takes place in Harrisburg.  

Jun 30 2015

Alan Jennings retires

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WPXI-TV (11) reporter Alan Jennings is retiring as mentioned on his Facebook page today. Jennings has had a long career in Pittsburgh, but started in television as a news writer at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York. There he was also a helicopter traffic reporter for the AM sister station. He also worked as a news director …

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Jun 29 2015

Broadcast Communications expands

In April, Broadcast Communications, Inc. closed on two stations owned by He’s Alive, Inc. – WRIJ (106.9 Masontown PA) and WKJL (88.1 Clarksburg, WV). Now owners Robert and Ashley Stevens are awaiting FCC approval to swap those stations for WDKL (95.9 Grafton WV) and its translator W237CX (95.3 Bridgeport WV) from Educational Media Foundation. In …

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Jun 16 2015

Krenn to WLTJ mornings

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Last week we reported that the Q92.9 morning show crew had been ousted. And now we know why. “The Jim Krenn Show on Q92.9 – Pittsburgh’s Morning Show” will begin July 6. Krenn’s team includes Terry Jones, Mike Wysocki, and Mike Sasson who have appeared on his “No Restrictions” podcast. WLTJ midday host Debbie Wilde …

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Jun 16 2015

Timyka Artist to leave for new start

WPXI reporter Timyka Artist will leave the station, and Pittsburgh, after June 26 as she expects to be named to a weekend anchor position at a station in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also planning to have a role with the station’s web platform. The new position has not officially been announced. Artist has spent several years …

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Jun 15 2015

You never know what you’ll find at a garage sale

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Jason Togyer recently sent this article from the Pittsburgh Press from December 13, 1953 – a find his wife made during an excursion to garage and estate sales in the area. Here are some of the pictures up close! The only close up not included in the above scans is that of the stone building …

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Jun 15 2015

WESA GM to leave station next month

WESA-FM (90.5) general manager DeAnne Hamilton will leave the station effective July 15. Hamilton helped reestablish the station, long-known as WDUQ-FM, as a 24-hour NPR and local talk station. There is no word what Ms. Hamilton will be doing upon her departure. Marco Cardamone, chair of the station’s board of directors, will serve as interim …

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Jun 11 2015

Q92.9 Morning Team out?

It looks like the morning team of John, Dave & Maria are out at Steel City Media’s WLTJ (92.9) as of earlier this week. Observers have said that the morning is jockless. A visit to the website shows no mention of the team… and that’s usually a sign. Mid-day, afternoon drive, and evening hosts Debbie Wilde, …

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Jun 04 2015

In Memory: L. Stanley Wall

L. Stanley Wall, owner of WLSW (103.9 Scottdale) and WQTW (1570 Latrobe) has died at the age of 78. In addition to the stations, Wall was the producer of dances and concerts at various venues and had recently been emcee of a show at Seven Springs. No word on the cause of death nor funeral …

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May 28 2015

“22-the-Point” to Have Sports Focus

Channel 22 – now WPNT – is set to become a sports and entertainment station with a particular focus on local sports. Sinclair Broadcast Group had a “soft launch” for the new format last week and will continue to roll out more as the summer continues. Much of the “MyTV” programming will remain. The station …

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