Trib buys MSA Sports

Trib Total Media announced today that it reached an agreement to purchase MSA Sports from Management Science Associates, Inc. The deal is supposed to close next month after which the network will become the TRIBLive High School Sports Network. MSA currently broadcasts over 2000 sporting events a year and owns the rights to all WPIAL […]

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Tidbits

Sorry if it seems like I’ve been out of the loop for a while. There are times when I take advantage of “slow news periods” to focus on my other interests and so forth. There are a few things worth mentioning which of taken place during this period of slow news… – WTAE viewers have […]

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WPXI hits 60

It was September 1, 1957 when Bill Cardille signed on WIIC-TV. That was two years after it was originally intended to go on the air as the CBS affiliate in town. The station was a joint venture between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who then owned WWSW-AM/FM (970/94.5) and Pittsburgh Radio Supply House who owned WJAS-AM/FM (1320/99.7). […]

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Star hires Chris Jamison

CBS radio Pittsburgh announced Thursday that they have hired area native singer and entertainer Chris Jamison as the newest member of the live and local air staff on WBZZ (100.7 new Kensington). His first in studio program will be filling in for the Bubba Show Labor Day morning from 5:00 to 10:00. Otherwise he will […]

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Sheridan drops departments and employees

The New Pittsburgh Courier learned Tuesday that Sheridan broadcasting Corporation has eliminated its news and sports divisions thereby eliminating nearly 10 employees that their downtown Pittsburgh headquarters. SBC General Counsel and COO Ron Davenport, Jr. told the paper that the company was not able to generate the revenue that they wanted to see. The move […]

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Avast ye Pirates!

The Columbia office of the FCC passed through the Connellsville area after the Fayette County 911 reported an unauthorized radio transmission on 155.190 MHz on July 18. On August 28, the FCC cited Jonathan M. Campbell with operation of the illegal transmission which posed a threat to emergency communications. According to the letter sent to […]

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Updates

What happens when your wife is out of town for the weekend, your car is in the shop, and you’re stuck at home because you don’t want inconvenience anyone? The answer is: you update your website! Slowly but surely, I am getting PBRTV up to the modern age and have created pages for FM translators […]

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KDKA to air Sterling on Sunday

Westwood One announced on Monday that it is launching a new nationally-syndicated program called Sterling on Sunday. Walter Sabo, also known as Walter Sterling, will be the program’s host. The program is a mix of lifestyle, entertainment, and social conversation and will air locally on KDKA radio (1020). Sabo says, “What two friends talk about […]

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Have you seen our FM translator page?

Wondering what FM signals are translators (or about to be translators) in the Pittsburgh market? Check out our table here —> http://www.pbrtv.com/stations/pittsburgh-area-stations/pittsburgh-fm-translators/. (Coming soon to the surrounding market pages…)

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MSA Sports in danger of not going on the air

MSA sports is in danger of not producing high school games this fall due to lack of funding. MSA has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $85,000 by 4:00 p.m. on September 3.  This is “all or nothing” funder said that $9729 raised by 61 backers as of this writing. From the post:  “Management Science […]

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