Sep 29 2016

The Trib and Ratings

News about the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review should come as little surprise to most people who have been following the rest of that story over recent months. Just ask the readers and former writers of The McKeesport Daily News who’ve gone without since December 31 of last year when The Trib had not found a buyer for the …

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Sep 26 2016

Dwight Douglas to retire

Tom Taylor reports today that Dwight Douglas is preparing to retire at year’s end. For the last 16 years he has been the VP of Marketing at broadcast software supplier RCS. For years prior he was a consultant and later President of Burkhart-Abrams and Associates. But it was in Pittsburgh where Douglas got his start, …

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Sep 19 2016

Sheridan locks out AURN

The Pittsburgh Courier reported last week that Sheridan Broadcasting, the former owner of WAMO-AM/FM (860 Millvale/106.7 Beaver Falls) and WPGR (1510 Monroeville), locked the third floor offices of former partner American Urban Radio Network citing non-payment for broadcast services and rent. According to Sheridan’s Ron Davenport, Jr. who serves as special counsel and president for …

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Sep 19 2016

Translator mania

With the recent window opening for FM translators to be moved up to 250 miles away from their original location, I thought it would be a good idea to make an easy list of FM translators in the Pittsburgh area. Many of them predate the current window and have been in place for a while, …

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Sep 13 2016

President of PAB to retire

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Richard Wyckoff, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, has announced his retirement effective January 6, 2017. “For 45 years I have had the distinct honor of practicing communications law, while working with and representing broadcasters,” stated Wyckoff. Wyckoff has served as president of the PAB since 1984 and feels that he has been blessed …

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Sep 04 2016

Antkowiak leaves again…

After 7 years at a second stint at KDKA-TV (2), Jennifer Antkowiak is leaving the station on September 12. No word on what she plans to do, but the decision was made as she sends her son off to college. She previously started at KDKA in 1993 and left in the mid-2000s to start a …

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Sep 02 2016

Ratings

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been busy lately… a good busy… but I’ve not been able to update the site as I’d like to. I’m sure it sounds typical for someone who single-handedly manages a website, but what can I say? I’m human. That said, the August book came out on Tuesday …

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Aug 31 2016

LHTC officially announces program lineup for WAVL

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LHTC Media drops classic hits, “The Mountain” and flips to news/talk as “PA Talk 98.7 FM/AM 910”.  The company says the station will air local news and weather in addition to Pittsburgh talker Jim Quinn in the Morning, The Hank Baughman Show, Laura Ingraham, The Dana Show, Michael Savage and Joe Pags. Weekends will be all sports with Fox …

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Aug 31 2016

CP for WMBS’ translator approved

WMBS (590 Uniontown) general manager Brian Mroziak checked in with PBRTV the other day to let us know that the construction permit for their translator has been approved. The license for W266DB was moved from Canandaigua,  New York. The new signal will be at 101.1 and Mroziak expects the translator to be on the air …

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Aug 29 2016

WAVL back on the air

Our Ace Cub Reporter gave us the news tonight that WAVL (910 Apollo) is back on the air along with its new translator as of today. Its new translator operates on 98.7 FM which has not been assigned a new callsign to represent the channel number associated with the frequency of 98.7. Another report we …

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