Departures

Up in Erie, Captain Dan Geary will hang up his headphones at Mercyhurst’s WMCE (88.1 on Wednesday, May 31. Geary is not retiring but is leaving the station as it transitions to a student run and staff station. He has wakened with Erie residents for the past 30 years and will continue to be heard […]

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Mile markers

Cub Reporter Murry has been beating it into PBRTV that yesterday, May 17, marked 20 years since Larry O’Brien (no relation) left the long-time morning team of O’Brien and Garry. The show had been on a few stations in town by that time, but had returned to “The Nifty 12-50 Doublee-T-A-E” for its final lap. […]

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Mears takes over for Steigerwald

Root Sports announced today that they’ve hired 37-year-old Steve Mears to become the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning next season. Mears will work along side Bob Errey who returns for his 14th season. That means Paul Steigerwald is out, but he isn’t going far. He will become a part of the Pens’ in-house media […]

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A Final Pledge Thank You

Dear Readers and Friends of PBRTV: What can I say other than “Thank You”? Well, I suppose I can thank you for your support during the pledge drive over the last month-and-a-half. This year we raised $500 which is 83% of the goal I had in mind for 2017, but we still achieved the goal […]

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Mister Rogers Marathon starts Monday

Fans of Mister Rogers Neighborhood will have the chance to watch 886 episodes of the program during a marathon on Amazon’s Twitch TV at twitch.tv/misterrogers starting May 15 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and continuing through June 3. Certain episodes will not air because they have been lost and the week series titled “Conflict” will not be shown. Otherwise […]

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WZUM-FM back up; translator next

Earlier in the week, Chuck Leavens announced that WZUM-FM (88.1 Bethany) was backup and running after a week off the air due to storm damage. A short time later, Leavens also announced that WZUM’s (1550 Braddock) translator construction permit was officially in the hands of Pittsburgh Public Media after raising the funds for the purchase […]

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Thank Yous 18 & 19

Two anonymous donors made contributions to our drive this week taking us to 83% of the goal! One of them left the message, “Thanks for all you do. This site is a good resource.” We think so too and our fundraiser is almost to the goal with just a little bit left to go! Can we […]

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PBRTV Pledge Drive Update

I can’t begin to put into words how appreciative I am to those of you who have taken the opportunity to contribute to the campaign this year. By doing so, you help defray the costs associated with keeping the site going. The “soft ending” for the drive is Monday, May 15 and we just have […]

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Sinclair to Buy Tribune

Hunt Valley, Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group is set to purchase Chicago-based Tribune Media for $3.9 Billion so reports the Post-Gazette. Locally Sinclair owns WPGH (53) and WPNT (22), as well as nearby stations WJAC (6 Johnstown) and WTOV (9 Steubenville). With Sinclair’s 173 stations and Tribune’s 42 (including flagship WGN), it would create the largest […]

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20 Worst songs ranked by WYEP listeners

Over the past week, WYEP solicited listeners to vote for the Worst Song Ever and listeners chose the 1974 hit “(You’re) Having My Baby” by Paul Anka and Odia Coates. Despite having been a #1 hit on the pop charts, the song’s creepy lyrics (“Having my baby/What a lovely way of saying how much you […]

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