Mar 05 2015

WJAC makes news when news van flips

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Icy roads in Northern Cambria County are apparently to blame after a WJAC-TV news truck ended up on its side on Tuesday (3/4). According to WJAC’s Facebook post, the unidentified driver was checked at a local hospital and was found to be okay. From the post: “Thank you to the people who first stopped and …

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Mar 02 2015

35 years at WTAE for Sally Wiggin

Sally Wiggin began her career at WTAE-TV (4) 35 years ago today – March 2, 1980. To celebrate, the station posted the demo reel she put together with her resume. It shows her anchoring and reporting skills at WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama which used the “Total News 6″ moniker in the late -1970s. Wiggin started …

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Mar 02 2015

In Memory: Don Berns

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Don Berns, a voice of WTAE-AM (1250) from 1977 to the early 1980s, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Sunday. Berns had been living in Toronto. Details are incomplete at this point, but he is fondly remembered at Jeff Roteman’s 1250/WTAE Facebook Page.

Feb 26 2015

Hair Peace Charities Recipe for Hope

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Twenty local celebrities will serve up their favorite foods and gather this Saturday night, February 28, for the annual Recipe for Hope event to benefit Hair Peace Charities. The event is held at the Mayernik Center along Camp Horne Road in the North Hills at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $125.00 a piece and can be purchased by …

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Feb 25 2015

1250 to Salem

Radio Disney has sold two of its AMs – including 1250 WDDZ Pittsburgh – to Salem Media affiliates. WDDZ is sold to Salem affiliate Pennsylvania Media Associates for $1 Million. Pennsylvania Media Associates operates WORD-FM (101.5) and WPIT-AM (730). The other station sold was WDWD-AM Atlanta which goes to Salem’s South Texas Broadcasting. The price …

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Feb 24 2015

Belanger departing WTAE

  In response to an inquiry about a job posting at WTAE, the PG’s Rob Owen reports that weekend anchor/reporter Matt Belanger is leaving the station for a similar position in Atlanta. He joined the station two years ago from sister station WGAL in Lancaster, PA.

Feb 14 2015

CBS Pittsburgh serving the community

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CBS Radio Pittsburgh – including stations KDKA-AM (1020), KDKA-FM (93.7), WBZZ-FM (100.7) and WDSY-FM (107.9) – will host the second annual “eat. drink. Pittsburgh” on Saturday, February 21 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, downtown. Attendees are welcome to enjoy samples from many Pittsburgh restaurants, try out some new products and taste some new wines and …

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Feb 14 2015

Romigh named PD of Beaver County stations

Mike Romigh will take on the role of Program Director of WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls) and WMBA (1460 Ambridge) on March 1, 2015. He will be overseeing the selection of programs, content, and lineup best reflecting the needs of the listeners. Romigh has lived in Beaver County all of his life and got his start …

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Feb 11 2015

Ted Knight for 1250/WTAE

While the main PBRTV computer is on the fritz and we await a repair person to call us, why not enjoy these? Mark Roberts produced these gems with the late Ted Knight reliving his role as Ted Baxter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show speaking for 1250/WTAE. Remember, “it was more than just a radio station, …

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Feb 06 2015

Original Pittsburgh Allocations

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Our friend, Clarke Ingram, shared this little tidbit from January, 1949 with us today. Before the FCC froze approval of licenses and reallocated channels across the country, Pittsburgh was allocated channels 3, 6, 8 and 10. WDTV (DuMont) signed on in 1949 on channel 3 but was moved to channel 2 in 1952. Of course, …

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