Dec 02 2016

WDSY becomes city’s 3rd Christmas Station

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WDSY (107.9) flipped to all Country Christmas a short time ago and will continue the format through Christmas Day. “Y108 Country Christmas” is expanded this year to 3 weeks compared to last year’s 12 days which was met with positive audience response. The current Country hits aren’t gone entirely and can be found on the station’s …

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Nov 28 2016

Ratings

We were on a Thanksgiving break… and caught a cold… but the November ratings came out last Wednesday. No big surprises… 1. WDVE; 2. WWSW: 3. WRRK; 4. WKST; 5. WSHH; 6 WDSY; 7.KDKA-AM; 8. KDKA-FM; 9. WBZZ; 10. WPGB AllAccess

Nov 18 2016

Christmas Music is here; so is Light-up Night

Pittsburgh’s Light-up night means Christmas music on the radio! WSHH (99.7) and WWSW (94.5) have made their annual flip to the “format” which will last through the first day of Christmas, December 25. Oddly enough, the two competing stations bill themselves similarly as “Pittsburgh’s Official Christmas (Music) Station.” Meanwhile, CBS Radio is the media sponsor for …

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Nov 18 2016

Duffy out at KDKA

It’s the time of year when one celebrates the holidays. That also typically means that CBS Radio will celebrate by cutting the employee count across the country. In Pittsburgh this year, it was Shelley Duffy who was let go… according to various sources. Duffy has worked for several CBS stations – B94, (WBZZ 93.7) starting …

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Nov 10 2016

Notes

WESA (90.5) morning host Josh Raulerson has left the station to work in communications for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Christopher Ayres has taken over the reigns of “Morning Edition” for the station. Raulerson will remain involved in projects at WESA and will host a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event with Diane Rehm on November 14. …

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Nov 02 2016

Iorio sells two Central PA stations

Tom Taylor reported Monday that Frank Iorio’s Radio Partners LLC has filed to sell WLKE (93.5 Gallitzin) and WLSF (105.1 Sheffield) to Educational Media for $400,000. The two stations have been running K-Love in an LMA. Iorio’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners owns WJAS (1320) where he is in the process of moving his W244CU from Warren, …

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Oct 27 2016

Happenings

First of all, I would like to thank those of you who responded to my last “musings” article where I revealed what was going on in my personal life. I received nothing but nice messages and support from you good folks and appreciate the sentiment. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. It seems …

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Oct 27 2016

Ratings

A day late, but better late than never. The October ratings came out and with very little surprise, I must admit. WDVE (102.5) is number one for October no doubt due to the Steelers broadcasts. That means it flipped with sister station WWSW (94.5) which is number two this month. The two have been leapfrogging …

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Oct 06 2016

WPKV officially to EMF

Tom Taylor reported today that WPKV (98.3) will officially go to Educational Media Foundation seven years after the LMA began with Forever. EMF has paid $700,000 to Forever over the 7 years and owes $6 million more to by the signal outright. As a result, Forever will also receive two translators to Forever – 105.5 in …

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Oct 06 2016

Telling on myself

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If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Murrysville, you may or may not know that there has been an 88.1 FM which has been on the air since 1994. Up until last year, the station was owned by He’s Alive Incorporated as WRWJ and served as repeater for their station in Grantsville, Maryland. Through a transaction …

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