KQV to go silent at year’s end

The staff of KQV-AM (1410) found out today that the station will suspend broadcasting at year’s end. The key word in this is “suspension” suggesting the station could return if an investor or two come to the table. Bob Dickey, Jr. told the Post-Gazette this afternoon, “it’s fair to say we’ve been trying to provide a […]

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Rumor Mill

PBRTV’s phone has been blowing up by several who are privileged to have access to it with a rumor swirling about the future of KQV-AM (1410). I hate rumors here because I don’t want to report incorrect news. Please stay tuned to this site IF anything breaks… in the meantime I have Christmas shopping to complete.

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Doyle signs House letter; vows to stand up for Net Neutrality

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-14 Forest Hills), the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, announced Wednesday that he and 117 other Members of Congress had sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commissioners NOT to vote on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom […]

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History Tidbit: WIIC Building

Speaking of things that you find when you didn’t know you were looking for them, how about this picture of the Television Hill building from channel 11’s WIIC days? It’s hard to tell when this picture is from, although I would suspect that it was somewhere between the late-60s and mid-70s. Either way it predates […]

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WPXI has new GM

The Post-Gazette reports that WPXI (11) has hired a new general manager. Kevin Hayes returns to Cox Media Group and Pennsylvania taking over for Ray Carter who is now CMG’s regional vice president. Hayes was GM for WJAC in Johnstown when it was owned by Cox and moved on to a Sinclair duopoly in El […]

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WCNS stunting prior to format flip

RadioInsight.com reports that Laurel Highland Total Communications has dropped the news/talk format on WCNS (1480 Latrobe. The station is playing Christmas music until they flip to an Adult Contemporary format after the holiday. The switch will be accompanied by the launch of FM translator W247CX (97.3 Jeannette). Meanwhile, sister station WAVL (910 Apollo) and its […]

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Wiggin to retire next year

WTAE-TV (4) anchor/ reporter Sally Wiggin announced that she would retire at the end of November 2018 during Monday night’s Steelers pre-game show. Tonight’s game was the last Steelers game she’d be a part of, but she didn’t rule out tagging along if Steelers head to the Super Bowl in 2019! She has been doing […]

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Time slips past; McGraw leaves; Ratings

I promise you that I have not been neglecting this site, although I wouldn’t blame you if you thought so. I’ve been busier than all get out (what is “all get out” anyway?) with other duties and tasks. We missed the announcement that Brittny McGraw is left WPXI (11) this past week. McGraw was the […]

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Saxonburg Radio goes all-Christmas

Saxonburg-based Part 15 AM and FM station WIYQ, changed its adult contemporary format to all-Christmas music as of 10am Thanksgiving Day. The station will play the traditional mix of contemporary holiday hits, novelty numbers and standards, according to station President and General Manager Ken Hawk. “We had planned to launch the concept tomorrow, but I just […]

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Kelly Brennan hits pause as baby arrives

WTAE (4) reporter Kelly Brennan announced on her Facebook page that today is her last at the station. “I’m expecting baby #2’s arrival any day now (yes, I numbered the child because we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl😊), and I have decided not to renew my contract with Ch 4 at […]

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