Jan 23 2015

Heinz Center Exhibit honors Rogers


Set pieces and other artifacts are a part of the new Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center in the Strip District. The display opens this afternoon at 4:00 with a discussion open to all center visitors. (PG 1-23-15)

Jan 21 2015

Rehkopf back to DC’s WNEW


Bill Rehkopf left the morning news slot at KDKA-AM (1020) in 2012 to help start sister station WNEW-FM (99.1) near DC and host the morning show. He returned just a few months later to host KDKA’s afternoon news. Once again, Rehkopf is headed back to DC and WNEW where he will co-anchor their afternoon program …

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Jan 13 2015

Bowman to retire in April


KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman has announced his retirement effective April 17. He has handled the weather duties – first on the weekends, then in the mornings – on KDKA for the last 10 years. Bowman also spent 16 years at WPXI-TV as the chief meteorologist. In addition to Pittsburgh, he has worked in 5 other …

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Jan 12 2015

In Memory: Nick Ferrara… AKA “Nick Bazoo”

Nick Ferrara, better known as Nick Bazoo, died following a car crash in Gulfport Mississippi this past Friday. Ferrara had a successful radio career which included a stop in Pittsburgh as program director of “B-94″ (WBZZ 93.7) in the 1980s. He also had stops in New Orleans, and San Francisco. He had recently retired and …

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Jan 08 2015

In Memory: Michael Komichak


After a remarkable 65 years as host of the Ukrainian Radio Program, Michael Komichak died on December 28 at the age of 95. He hosted the program right up until a few months before his death. The show was a staple on WPIT (730) each Sunday. Although the lifelong resident of McKees Rocks had been …

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Dec 29 2014

Thurber returns with another WRCT New Year’s Countdown

Despite popular demand, Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3) will again ring out the old year by turning back the clock 40 years. In a radio tradition that’s now more than a decade old, and which is tolerated by tens of dozens of listeners, WRCT’s resident oldies guru, Jay Thurber, will count down the top tunes of 1974 …

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Dec 23 2014

Locally-produced Fisher House program airs this week


Veteran broadcaster Marshall Adams of Monroeville has produced the latest Fisher House Foundation public affairs program scheduled to air on over 130 stations and iHeartRadio over the holidays. The 3-hour program called “Zachary’s Gift” tells the story of Fisher House founder Zachary Fisher through the wounded warriors, veterans, and military families his comfort homes have …

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Dec 17 2014

Mary Robb Jackson retiring at year’s end

Mary Robb Jackson/KDKA photo

December 31 will be the last day we see Mary Robb Jackson on the local airwaves before she retires. The KDKA-TV reporter is calling it a day after nearly 40 years in the local market. Jackson started at WIIC-TV (Channel 11) and spent five years there before jumping over to KDKA (2) in 1980. She …

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Dec 16 2014

Cumulus’ new Sports SVP has Pittsburgh connection

Talkers.com reported Monday that Bruce Gilbert has been named SVP of Sports at Cumulus Media after exiting a similar position at iHeartMedia. Gilbert will lead the development and execution of all sports content initiatives as well as have oversight of the direction of the company’s sports stations. Gilbert has a connection to Pittsburgh as he …

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Dec 15 2014

Stations in the late 1960s


This newspaper clipping (from which paper we’re unsure… either the Press or Post-Gazette) showed up in the Facebook Group “If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh a long time, you remember…” We figure the year on this is 1968 given that WYDD (104.7) is listed at that didn’t come about until 1967. 102.5 FM is still listed …

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