Aug 20 2014

Whiplash Radio buys TKO “Classic Top 40″

Whiplash Radio has purchased the former TKO classic hits format “Classic Top 40″, and will make it available to radio stations on a barter basis. Whiplash Radio has also retained Mike Tyler Owner of Broadcast Affiliate Sales for marketing, advertising sales and consultation.  “I know there is a huge hole in the radio industry for …

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Aug 15 2014

Sally Wiggin to be inducted into 2015 PAB Class

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WTAE-TV’s (4) Sally Wiggin is to be inducted in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters 2015 Hall of Fame Class. The induction will take place next spring. Wiggin spent over 30 years as a reporter and anchor for the station. Today her primary posts are as host of “Chronicle”, a news program that airs a few times …

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Aug 13 2014

Radio Disney selling stations – including WDDZ

WDDZ (1250) is up for sale, but that’s because Disney is selling all but one station as it moves to digital delivery. The stations are set to go dark on September 26 – expect for KDIS in Los Angeles. Pittsburgh’s 1250 is best remembered as 1250 WTAE and was sister to 96.1 and WTAE-TV (4). Though …

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Aug 11 2014

WWCS changing affiliation

AllAccess reports that WWCS (540 Canonsburg) will change their sports network affiliation from Fox Sports Radio to Yahoo! Sports Radio effective September 15. Yahoo Sports Radio has grown in 2014 adding markets like Detroit, Phoenix, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Reno. WWCS general manager Sima Birach calls the programming lineup is “outstanding”.

Aug 07 2014

Big Country at 104.7

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After a three-hour simulcast of the Rush Limbaugh program between WJAS (1320) and WPGB (104.7), WPGB flipped formats to “Big Country” with current country hits. Message boards and industry experts have been predicting this change for some time and one might suspect that this may have sped up the change at WJAS which occurred at Noon …

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Aug 07 2014

Changes afoot

WJAS (1320) switched to conservative talk at Noon simulcasting temporarily with WPGB (104.7). AnnouncementS are running on both stations that an announcement about the future of 104.7 will air at 3:00 p.m. today. Many feel it will go all country. More tonight…

Aug 06 2014

Bogut & Cardille sign off but we haven’t heard the last of them

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Off the air since the sale of WJAS was approved last week, Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille returned to the station shortly after 9:30 this morning to bid farewell. Thanking new owner, Frank Iorio, for the airtime, the duo took about 8 minutes to thank their listening audience and sponsors for their faithfulness and support over …

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Aug 06 2014

WFSJ may lose license

Tom Taylor reported this morning that “The Switch” may soon be turned off for WFSJ-LP (103.7 Indiana, PA). The station, owned by Godstock Ministries, failed to file for license renewal this year and was the only station in Pennsylvania and Delaware to fail to file. Some quick legal work could change things, but the FCC …

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Aug 04 2014

WJAS Sale Final; Format to go all talk, eventually

The sale of WJAS (1320) from Renda Broadcasting to Frank Iorio’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners, LLC is final according to the FCC’s report on Monday. The sale closed on July 30. Iorio plans on converting the format to talk, but says that the move will not be immediate. He tells the Tribune-Review, “I’m absolutely swamped in …

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Jul 29 2014

KDKA hires Walsh

Rich Walsh returns to the airwaves today. He has been hired by KDKA-TV (2) to cover sports. Walsh spent several years at WPXI (11) in the same capacity, but the station let him go at the end of 2013. In the meantime he has been doing some work for ROOT Sports. Walsh likely fills the …

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