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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Station silent, but webstream sporadic

KQV (1410) went silent as the ball dropped in the Eastern Time Zone on January 1. So too did the webstream at KQV.com, or so we thought. At various but inconsistent times since the station signed off, listeners have picked up Bloomberg programming on the webstream. The website also continues to update the AP Wire. […]

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What are we mourning exactly?

Over the last two weeks, we have been hearing about the suspension of broadcasting for KQV (1410). The station signs off as the new year begins on December 31. Many people have stated how sad the situation is, but what exactly are these people mourning? From all the posts that I have read on Facebook […]

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Maloney signs off on 12/28

With KQV (1410) signing off on Sunday, we’ll be saying goodbye to several familiar voices that have been on the air there for years. P. J. Maloney will sign off on Thursday after 42 years with the station. He started at the same time the all-news format did in 1975. P.J. will talk to current and former staffers […]

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KQV on auction today

Today (December 27) is the day that heritage station KQV (1410) goes on the auction block. The license and equipment will be grouped in one and the land in Ross Township where the 5 Blaw Knox towers have stood for 70 years will be sold separately. PBRTV has heard sketchy details but a new licensee, […]

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WTAE picks up Cozi TV

Action, Comedy, Family Favorites – Cozi TV is classic television for every generation. WTAE Channel 4 will launch Cozi TV, a national network offering iconic television series, on Monday, January 1, 2018. It debuts on WTAE’s digital subchannel – free, over-the-air channel 4.2. Cozi TV replaces thisTV Pittsburgh, airing since 2009. “We are very excited […]

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In memory: John J. Gallagher

John Gallagher, best known for his roles of personality and program director of WLTJ, passed away on December 15. He was 65. Before his 25 year career at WLTJ, he was the program director at WKEG (1110 Washington) and a weekend jock at WEEP (1080). Gallagher is survived by his wife of 30 years, two children and two […]

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What a week!

I was tipped that something was happening with KQV (1410) the day before the staff heard the news. In other words, it was one of the worst kept secrets in Pittsburgh radio. Since the announcement on Friday, radio enthusiasts have been posting their memories of the station on their Facebook pages… and guess what? Not […]

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