Apr 24 2017

Thank Yous 12 & 13

Thanks to Jeffrey, our little funder reached the halfway mark over the weekend! Thank you Jeffrey! And when this editor arrived at his place of employment today, there was a nice donation from Phil who helped to keep us going! Have you been thinking about contributing something but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? …

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Apr 22 2017

Thank You 11

Thanks to Jim who supported PBRTV with a nice contribution. Jim’s contribution brings us to the edge of the halfway mark of our goal! We are well on our way to renewing our webhosting for 3 years! Just think… three years… we won’t have to fundraise again until 2020! Please support your favorite Pittsburgh Radio …

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Apr 21 2017

Ratings

It seems that the March ratings are categorized by owner. The top 3 are the usual iHeart suspects of WDVE (102.5), WWSW (94.5) and WKST (96.1). Steel City Media’s WRRK (96.9) ties with the aforementioned WKST. Renda’s WSHH (99.7) follows as it levels out from its Holiday Book. Then come the CBS stations – all …

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Apr 20 2017

In Memoriam: Wes Minter

Occasional fill-in KDKA talk host Wes Minter passed away April 18 of an apparent heart attack. He was 63. Minter worked in two industries over the years. He was a corporate sales executive most recently working locally at Waste Management. Minter not only filled in at KDKA (1020) but has worked at WSB Atlanta, WCCO …

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Apr 20 2017

Thank You 10

Thanks to Jon who made his donation the other day and putting us closer to the halfway mark of our goal! Who’s next to help us? I know many of you recognize this website is a labor of love. And I certainly wouldn’t ask you for your support if I didn’t have any intention of …

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Apr 20 2017

Spectrum auction explained

Rob Owen and Maria Sciullo perfectly explain the spectrum auction process and some of the results in today’s Post-Gazette. Stations have 39 months to change their frequencies, if required.┬áSome will leave the airwaves altogether while others will share spectrum space and transmitters. Most over-the-air viewers won’t notice a difference as they will merely retune their …

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Apr 14 2017

Thank Yous 8 & 9

Today’s thanks go to an anonymous donor and another by the name of Brian who have pledged their support for PBRTV! Thank you kind folks! Our total so far sits at $260 … almost 50%! Who will put us over the 50% mark? And can we reach our target by the end of April?  

Apr 14 2017

Channel Repack

Remember when WQED announced the sale of its channel spectrum for $9.9 million? Now the complete list of channel changes have been released. This is the digital over the air signal which will never appear any different as, of course, channels identify themselves by their analog signals that went off the air in 2009. RabbitEars.info …

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Apr 14 2017

In memoriam: George Almasi

George Almasi, best known for his 50 years as “Polka King of the (Mon) Valley” passed away April 10 at the age of 82. It was in 1962 that he began pursuing an avocation as host of a Polka program on Charleroi’s WESA (940/98.3). He most recently hosted his show on various incarnations of McKeesport’s …

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Apr 12 2017

Thank Yous 6 & 7

We’re really moving along with the pledge drive now… and I couldn’t be any more grateful! As of this writing we sit at 35% of our goal! Not bad for three weeks into the drive. Donation # 6 comes from Ken who asks us to keep up the good work. Thank you, Ken, we’re doing …

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