Oct 29 2014

Forever and Keymarket changing names

Tom Taylor reported today that stations owned by Forever Broadcasting, Forever of PA, and Keymarket Licenses have all been under the same umbrella for years but are now about to fall under one name – FM Radio Licenses. The sister companies have been part of a complicated ownership under the leadership of partners Donald Alt …

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Oct 29 2014

Kimberly Gill to Detroit

Kimberly Gill (KDKA-TV)

KDKA-TV (2) anchor Kimberly Gill is leaving the station effective November 8. She will anchor her last newscast in Pittsburgh on the 7th. According to the Post-Gazette, Gill is heading to Detroit and WDIV-TV (NBC) where she will be a reporter and fill-in anchor. She joined KDKA three years ago as anchor of the Noon …

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Oct 08 2014

Rob Rossi adds CBS to duties

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review sports columnist Rob Rossi will be making regular appearances on KDKA-FM (93.7 “The Fan”) and KDKA-AM (1020) during the NHL season. His appearances begin this week. Rossi will appear weekly on “The Fan Morning Show”, “Starkey and Mueller”, “The Colin Dunlap Programme” and the “KDKA Morning News”. KDKA-FM program director Ryan Maguire says …

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Oct 07 2014

Renda sales continue. This time Jacksonville.

Pittsburgh-based Renda Broadcasting Corporation has sold two of its Jacksonville FM stations. AllAccess reports today that WSOS-FM (94.1 Fruit Cove) and WMUV-FM (100.7 Brunswick, GA) have been sold to Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting for $3.7 Million. This will leave WCNE (99.9) and and WEJZ (96.1) in Renda’s Jacksonville portfolio. Locally Renda sold WJAS (1320) earlier this year.

Sep 17 2014

KDKA features tradition this week

KDKA-AM (1020) will feature its 31st annual Spaghetti Breakfast this Friday from 5:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Heinz Hall Garden Plaza, Downtown. As always, the public is invited to join “KDKA Morning News” hosts Larry Richert and John Shumway for pasta and live entertainment. Other station personalities and local dignitaries will serve the food. …

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Sep 17 2014

Radio Notes

And now, ladies and gentlemen, a little thing we like to do known as “catching up”. “Clear Channel” can go back to referring to a strong AM radio station. The company now formerly known as “Clear Channel Media + Entertainment” will now be called “iHeartMedia, Inc“. The outdoor advertising division will retain the “Clear Channel” …

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Sep 08 2014

Former WTAE weatherman engaged

Chicago’s media watcher, Robert Feder reports today that former WTAE-TV weather man Demetrius Ivory is engaged. Ivory proposed to his WGN co-worker Erin McElroy and the couple plan to marry in December. Few knew that the couple had been dating until just a few weeks ago. McElroy is a co-anchor during the station’s 4:00-6:00 a.m. …

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Sep 06 2014

Romigh returns to Beaver stations with “Teleforum”


WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls) and WMBA (1460 Ambridge) will bring back two “favorites of yesteryear” to their daily lineup beginning Monday, September 8. Mike Romigh will rejoin the stations’ lineup on a regular basis to host “Teleforum”. Teleforum was created by WBVP’s first on-air announcer, Chuck Wilson several decades ago. The program has been redubbed …

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Sep 02 2014

Summers appears on stations throughout area

John Summers

Pittsburgh native John Summers is on the air throughout the area during afternoon drive. Summers just moved to afternoons through his position at Westwood One. Summers can be heard on Keymarket’s “Pickle” stations – WPKL (99.3 Uniontown) and WKPL (92.1 Ellwood City). In the Steubenville/Wheeling listening area he can be heard via WUKL (105.5 Bellaire, …

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Status update

As David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan near 25 years as an anchor team at WPXI-TV (11) and the longest running team in Pittsburgh television, Rex Rutkoski interviews the duo about how they’ve managed to keep things going for that time.

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