Nov 22 2014

Bogut returns to KDKA

Bogut

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

PKB

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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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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