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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Dec 16 2014

Cumulus’ new Sports SVP has Pittsburgh connection

Talkers.com reported Monday that Bruce Gilbert has been named SVP of Sports at Cumulus Media after exiting a similar position at iHeartMedia. Gilbert will lead the development and execution of all sports content initiatives as well as have oversight of the direction of the company’s sports stations. Gilbert has a connection to Pittsburgh as he …

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Dec 15 2014

Stations in the late 1960s

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This newspaper clipping (from which paper we’re unsure… either the Press or Post-Gazette) showed up in the Facebook Group “If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh a long time, you remember…” We figure the year on this is 1968 given that WYDD (104.7) is listed at that didn’t come about until 1967. 102.5 FM is still listed …

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Dec 04 2014

In memory: Donn Wuycik

Longtime owner of WMBA (1460 Ambridge), Donn Wuycik, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 60. Wuycik bought WMBA in 1986 and turned the station into a 24-hour operation after many years of 18-hour broadcast days. In addition to a wide range of jobs, he developed a freelance news gathering business in the …

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Dec 04 2014

Colin Dunlap new Fan morning host

Colin Dunlap will move from evenings to mornings on KDKA-FM (93.7) come the first of the year. He replaces Gregg Giannotti who announced his departure in mid-November. Gianotti is heading to CBS Sports Radio to host the morning drive program. Dunlap keeps moving up the ladder at the station. When the station went on the air …

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Nov 22 2014

Bogut returns to KDKA

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Earlier today, Jack Bogut announced on his website blog that he will return to KDKA-AM (1020). The move is not a “full-time” gig, rather it’s an opportunity to share the stories he’s been known for for many years. “KDKA has been kind enough to invite me back on the air Monday through Friday at 5:20 PM, …

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Nov 17 2014

“Merry Christmas”

One could almost predict that today would be the day that both WWSW (94.5) and WSHH (99.7) made their annual switch to all-Christmas. The flip has proven a ratings success for both stations over the years as it does with stations across the country. The all-Christmas run will go through midnight Christmas Day. If past years …

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Nov 07 2014

Elista moves down the hall

Elista leaves her Star 100.7 (WBZZ New Kensington) role as Evenings /Assistant Music Director to perform the same task down the hall at Y108 (WDSY 107.9). Recently she has been doing weekend work on the country station in addition to her Star responsibilities. She takes the place of Wookie who has been named the Assistant …

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Nov 05 2014

Patrice King Brown talks about her move

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Former KDKA-TV (2) anchor Patrice King Brown opened up in a recent interview with the station about her move to California. The two-part interview speaks for itself and can be found by clicking here.

Nov 04 2014

WKHB and WKFB service restored after accident severs lines

An accident on Route 30 in North Versailles early Monday morning (11/3) severed hundreds of phone lines originating from the Turtle Creek Central Office as well as the broadcast lines for WKHB (620 Irwin) and WKFB (770 Jeannette) and their translators W231BM (94.1 Clairton) and W248AR (97.5 Monroeville). The accident, which occurred around 12:30 a.m. took …

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