Mar 27 2015

PBRTV Pledge Break

And now a word from our “President and CEO”…

Mar 24 2015

PAB Announces 2015 Excellence in Broadcasting Winners

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters has issued the list of winners for the 2015 Excellence in Broadcastng awards. The ceremony will be held at Noon on May 4 in Hershey. Winners in the PBRTV coverage area are: RADIO WDSY-FM (107.9 Pittsburgh) – Oustanding Use of Digital Media KDKA-AM (1020 Pittsburgh) – Outstanding Radio PSA/Campaign WCCS-AM …

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Mar 24 2015

Post-Gazette “First Person” article recalls music on WJAS

When Richard and Anita Peterson make their annual trek to Pittsburgh this year, they won’t be greeted by WJAS (1320)… at least not the one they’re used to. The Peterson’s (native Pittsburghers) plan to arrive with “the sounds of silence” and not the talk shows which, to them is “like a tower of political babble.” …

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Mar 20 2015

The PBRTV “pledge drive”

PBRTV.com  has been Pittsburgh’s source for Radio and TV news and a virtual museum of local Radio and TV history since 1998.  In that time, despite a few attempts at “pledge drives”, the site has remained a free resource to the hundreds of readers that visit each day. Although similar sites have had to resort …

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Mar 20 2015

Nicotra leaving Channel 4

Nicotra

WTAE (4) morning anchors said goodbye to reporter Amber Nicotra this morning. Nicotra has spent the last several years with the station after working at WKBN-TV (27 Youngstown) and WTRF-TV (7 Wheeling). We understand that she is pursuing other avenues outside of television but will remain in the Pittsburgh area. According to her bio, Nicotra …

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Mar 19 2015

KDKA has launched 2.2; WPXI to launch 11.3

KDKA-TV (2) has turned on it’s 2.2 channel for a soft launch of DECADES. The new channel is not set to officially start for another two months, but has been on the air with a stunt of sorts called “The Binge – The Countdown to Decades”. As the name implies, a viewer can binge watch …

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Mar 18 2015

WRRK reaches the top for the second month

96.9 WRRK

After taking the top of the Nielsen Audio ratings for January with a 9.1, WRRK (96.9) has increased that to a 9.4 putting the station at the top for the second month in a row. Two months in a row where Steel City Media has beaten the top two of iHeart Media’s six stations in …

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Mar 16 2015

Lane claims to be “revictimized” by station

Last year, Nancy Lane was fired from Forever Broadcasting in relation to the abuse she had been suffering from her ex-husband much of which spilled over into the workplace. (PBRTV 2-7-14). Although the company initially offered her paid leave and support, new information shortly thereafter led to Lane being fired. The company claimed that events involving …

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Mar 15 2015

Mailbag

Every now and again we get some e-mail. Not as much as we once did, but we’ll take it. When there are questions to be answered, I take my best stab at answering them, but always suspect that there is someone reading this who can do better! So dig into the mailbag with me… The first …

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Mar 11 2015

History Tidbit: Ed Sherlock on KQV-FM

Recently our friend, Bob Kristof, sent PBRTV a CD chock full of audio memories from his archives. It’s going to take a significant amount of time to listen to it all, but at the top of the files is a folder marked “KQV-FM”. Here is some scoped material from the Ed Sherlock Show in 1967.  Mr. …

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