Feb 01 2015

WEDO airing “Into Tomorrow”

As the broadcast day extends for WEDO (810 McKeesport), the station will be airing a new Sunday evening program. On Sundays throughout February, WEDO will air “Into Tomorrow” with Dave Graveline from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. expanding to the full three hours the show airs as the broadcast day expands. The syndicated program covers the …

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Jan 31 2015

Zeise moves to evenings on The Fan

CBS Radio Pittsburgh announced Friday that Paul Zeise has been promoted to the evening show host position on KDKA-FM (93.7).The position is effective February 3 and the show runs from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Zeize, also a sports writer for the Post-Gazette, has been a part-timer with the station since 2011.

Jan 23 2015

Heinz Center Exhibit honors Rogers

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Set pieces and other artifacts are a part of the new Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center in the Strip District. The display opens this afternoon at 4:00 with a discussion open to all center visitors. (PG 1-23-15)

Jan 21 2015

Rehkopf back to DC’s WNEW

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Bill Rehkopf left the morning news slot at KDKA-AM (1020) in 2012 to help start sister station WNEW-FM (99.1) near DC and host the morning show. He returned just a few months later to host KDKA’s afternoon news. Once again, Rehkopf is headed back to DC and WNEW where he will co-anchor their afternoon program …

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Jan 13 2015

Bowman to retire in April

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KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman has announced his retirement effective April 17. He has handled the weather duties – first on the weekends, then in the mornings – on KDKA for the last 10 years. Bowman also spent 16 years at WPXI-TV as the chief meteorologist. In addition to Pittsburgh, he has worked in 5 other …

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Jan 12 2015

In Memory: Nick Ferrara… AKA “Nick Bazoo”

Nick Ferrara, better known as Nick Bazoo, died following a car crash in Gulfport Mississippi this past Friday. Ferrara had a successful radio career which included a stop in Pittsburgh as program director of “B-94″ (WBZZ 93.7) in the 1980s. He also had stops in New Orleans, and San Francisco. He had recently retired and …

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Jan 08 2015

In Memory: Michael Komichak

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After a remarkable 65 years as host of the Ukrainian Radio Program, Michael Komichak died on December 28 at the age of 95. He hosted the program right up until a few months before his death. The show was a staple on WPIT (730) each Sunday. Although the lifelong resident of McKees Rocks had been …

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Dec 29 2014

Thurber returns with another WRCT New Year’s Countdown

Despite popular demand, Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3) will again ring out the old year by turning back the clock 40 years. In a radio tradition that’s now more than a decade old, and which is tolerated by tens of dozens of listeners, WRCT’s resident oldies guru, Jay Thurber, will count down the top tunes of 1974 …

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Dec 23 2014

Locally-produced Fisher House program airs this week

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Veteran broadcaster Marshall Adams of Monroeville has produced the latest Fisher House Foundation public affairs program scheduled to air on over 130 stations and iHeartRadio over the holidays. The 3-hour program called “Zachary’s Gift” tells the story of Fisher House founder Zachary Fisher through the wounded warriors, veterans, and military families his comfort homes have …

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Dec 17 2014

Mary Robb Jackson retiring at year’s end

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December 31 will be the last day we see Mary Robb Jackson on the local airwaves before she retires. The KDKA-TV reporter is calling it a day after nearly 40 years in the local market. Jackson started at WIIC-TV (Channel 11) and spent five years there before jumping over to KDKA (2) in 1980. She …

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