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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1150 has applied for a translator

The recent news of the sale of WMNY (1150 New Kensington) brought about speculation that because the principals of the two companies purchasing the station were in real estate, that 1150 would go dark and the land in Tarentum on which its towers sit would be parceled out for future development. However, PBRTV has discovered […]

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“Fox 16”?

A new kerfuffle between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox Networks has local media watchers wondering if we could see “Fox 16” in Pittsburgh. 21st Century Fox is in talks with Ion Media Networks to become an affiliate partner which would likely mean that Fox would drop SBG as a partner for its broadcast network. Instead, those markets […]

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B-94 return?

A few weeks ago Lance Venta of radioinsight.com posted a tease on his site asking “Is ‘B-94’ about to return from the grave in Pittsburgh yet again?” The story was posted behind a pay wall and it wasn’t until a friend who is a subscriber to Lance’s site told me what the gist of the […]

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Boylan retires

After 36 years on KDKA-AM (1020), Barbara Boylan retires today. This means the end of her getting up in the middle of the night. Boylan has been in Pittsburgh since 1978 and was on WKTQ (1320) before switching over to KDKA in 1981. She had also worked at stations in Ohio and Western New York […]

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WMNY to be sold

WMNY (1150 New Kensington) is now under agreement to be sold by Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation for $180,000. 1150 has been for sale for well over a year and will have multiple owners once the transaction is taken place – namely Radio 1150 LLC and Cambria Hill Realty LLC. Radio 1150’s address is listed as […]

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WLSW to be WKHB-FM

Regular listeners to WLSW (103.9 Scottdale) will notice a slightly different sound when they tune in today. The station and its sister, WQTW (1570 Latrobe), were sold from the estate of L. Stanley Wall to Broadcast Communications III as of Tuesday. 103.9 was taken off the air at the close of business for equipment changes […]

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