Jun 25 2016

Cards for Chilly Billy

We got word from Lori Cardille this afternoon that Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille is dealing with health issues… “My dear father, Chilly Billy, Bill Cardille, received a cancer diagnosis that will be quite challenging to say the least. His spirits are tremendous which is not a surprise. I thought it would be nice for dad …

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Jun 21 2016

WAVL and translator become sisters to WCNS

Colonial Radio Group paid $50,000 for WAVL (910 Apollo) back in January. They moved a translator from Olean, New York to Latrobe soon thereafter. But now, according to Tuesday’s Tom Taylor NOW Newsletter, Colonial is selling the set to LHTC Media for $301,500. That will mean WCNS (1480 Latrobe) gets a sister.

Jun 20 2016

Bell files suit against Hearst

The Post-Gazette reports today that former WTAE evening anchor Wendy Bell has filed suit against the station and Hearts Broadcasting after being fired in March for a controversial Facebook post. The suit alleges that Bell was fired without cause and her employer encouraged her to use social media in her work. She is also asking …

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Jun 18 2016

Remembering Al Dame

After 59 years of Broadcasting, Al Dame passed away at the age of 85. 28 of his broadcasting years were spent in Harrisburg. Dame is known for innovating airplane traffic reports at WKBO radio. A 1955 Penn State graduate, he later became the GM of WMAJ State College. In 1967, he became manager of WEEP-AM/FM …

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Jun 15 2016

Voy Forums are back

Several of you have asked, but we don’t know what happened. The popular message boards at Voy Forums,¬†including a few dedicated to Pittsburgh media, have been down for the last couple of weeks. As of today, they are back with the following message: “Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Please bear with us — we have …

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Jun 06 2016

Remembering Earl Bugaile

KQV-AM (1410) anchor and reporter Earl Bugaile passed away Sunday at the age of 69. Bugaile had worked at KQV since 2006 but got his start at WTRA in Latrobe and worked at several stations throughout the Mon Valley. Just last year he was nominated for a Jefferson Award for the creation of a program …

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Jun 02 2016

Remembering Lacy Neff

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Former WVAQ (101.9 Morgantown) program director, Lacy Neff died on Wednesday, June 1. He¬†had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and the rare disease, amyloidosis in 2013 and had undergone heart and stem cell transplants. Between gigs at WVAQ where he spent most of his career, Neff programmed WBZZ when the call letters belonged to “B-94”. …

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May 31 2016

Thank you! We’re up for another year.

It would be terrible of me not to express my sincere thanks to those who have helped to keep PBRTV alive for another year. By first name only, they are: Jim A., Robert, John, Raymond, Doug, Paul, Phil, Jim L., Jason, and John. Looking at statistics, PBRTV is popular with the male gender and particularly …

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May 25 2016

Ward to HLN Morning Show

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Hines Ward will join HLN’s Morning Express as the show’s sports anchor effective July 1. He will replace Brian McFayden. Since Ward will be based in Atlanta, he will also provide commentary for the other CNN platforms. Ward, of course, is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers as well as a former NBC …

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May 23 2016

Wendy King Tribute planned

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The family of Wendy King, who died last December, has a memorial tribute planned for Sunday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Special Events Hall of Phipps Conservatory. Rick Sebak will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the event which will include remembrances from local radio and TV personalities …

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