Apr 22 2015

Lawsuit involves radio host and newspaper

Former state Rep. Jesse White, now running for magisterial district justice in Washington County, is suing talk show host Marty Griffin, KDKA radio and a man who posted segments of the Marty Griffin show on YouTube. White, of Cecil Township, was running for re-election to his state house seat in 2014 when Griffin began a …

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Apr 16 2015

More KDKA staffing changes

KDKA-AM (1020) program director Jim Graci will add the same position for the sports-themed KDKA-FM (93.7) effective Monday, May 4. Graci takes over for Ryan Maguire who will take on a similar role for sister station WQAM-AM in Miami. Meanwhile, PJ Kumanchik who serves as news director and executive producer for the AM will add …

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Apr 16 2015

Roteman steps down from radio job

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Jeff Roteman, who manages tribute sites for top-40 KQV, WTAE-AM, and 13Q among others, has stepped away from his radio job of 18 years. Jeff tells us in his own words. Dear Eric  It is official. After 18 years I have stepped down as music director / air personality at WIKZ / MIX 95.1 in …

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Apr 15 2015

Mangino and Duffy new hosts of KDKA Afternoon News

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KDKA Radio (1020) evening talk show host Robert Mangino will team up with long-time CBS Pittsburgh staffer Shelley Duffy as co-hosts of the “KDKA Afternoon News” effective Monday, April 27. Rose Ryan-Douglas will remain as newscaster, Joe DeStio will remain as field reporter and Jeff Hathorn will continue with sports. Mangino has hosted evenings and …

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Apr 12 2015

Pledge Break Update…

We’ve been holding a “pledge drive” for the last few weeks to raise funds for PBRTV’s webhosting. Our goal is set at $500 to cover the webhosting for the next three years. To date, we have raised $125 and we’ve been holding there for at least a week. (We’ve been busy with other projects and activities …

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Apr 07 2015

Salamon pens a new book

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Ed Salamon who penned Pittsburgh’s Golden Age of Radio (2010 Arcadia Publishing), has written a new book called Pittsburgh’s Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll (2015 Archer Books). The book includes more than 325 photos memorializing nearly 1000 Pittsburghers who made Rock ‘n’ Roll music between the 1950s and 1970s. Although not about radio, the …

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Mar 31 2015

Quinn returns tomorrow morning (No foolin!)

Jim Quinn will return to the new form of broadcasting – online tomorrow morning from 6:00 – 9:00. Live streaming, podcasts, and archives will be available in the members section of his website – warroom.com. An iPhone and Android app  – “Warroom with Quinn” will be made available soon. Of the new technology Quinn says, “there …

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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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