Sep 17 2014

KDKA features tradition this week

KDKA-AM (1020) will feature its 31st annual Spaghetti Breakfast this Friday from 5:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Heinz Hall Garden Plaza, Downtown. As always, the public is invited to join “KDKA Morning News” hosts Larry Richert and John Shumway for pasta and live entertainment. Other station personalities and local dignitaries will serve the food. …

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Sep 17 2014

Radio Notes

And now, ladies and gentlemen, a little thing we like to do known as “catching up”. “Clear Channel” can go back to referring to a strong AM radio station. The company now formerly known as “Clear Channel Media + Entertainment” will now be called “iHeartMedia, Inc“. The outdoor advertising division will retain the “Clear Channel” …

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Sep 08 2014

Former WTAE weatherman engaged

Chicago’s media watcher, Robert Feder reports today that former WTAE-TV weather man Demetrius Ivory is engaged. Ivory proposed to his WGN co-worker Erin McElroy and the couple plan to marry in December. Few knew that the couple had been dating until just a few weeks ago. McElroy is a co-anchor during the station’s 4:00-6:00 a.m. …

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Sep 06 2014

Romigh returns to Beaver stations with “Teleforum”

Romigh

WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls) and WMBA (1460 Ambridge) will bring back two “favorites of yesteryear” to their daily lineup beginning Monday, September 8. Mike Romigh will rejoin the stations’ lineup on a regular basis to host “Teleforum”. Teleforum was created by WBVP’s first on-air announcer, Chuck Wilson several decades ago. The program has been redubbed …

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Sep 02 2014

Summers appears on stations throughout area

John Summers

Pittsburgh native John Summers is on the air throughout the area during afternoon drive. Summers just moved to afternoons through his position at Westwood One. Summers can be heard on Keymarket’s “Pickle” stations – WPKL (99.3 Uniontown) and WKPL (92.1 Ellwood City). In the Steubenville/Wheeling listening area he can be heard via WUKL (105.5 Bellaire, …

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Status update

As David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan near 25 years as an anchor team at WPXI-TV (11) and the longest running team in Pittsburgh television, Rex Rutkoski interviews the duo about how they’ve managed to keep things going for that time.

Status update

In case you missed it, John Poister wrote a great article about Ricki Wertz and Tom Borden and the “lost” station WENS-TV (16). (Plus a brief mention of Pittsburgh’s other lost station WKJF-TV (53). Check it out in the PG.

Aug 30 2014

Quinn and Rose turn down WJAS offer

Jim Quinn and Rose Tennant have reportedly turned down an offer to join WJAS-AM (1320) which recently switched from all music to conservative talk. Pittsburgh Radio Partners, LLC which recently bought the station, has been in negotiations with the duo for months. The Post-Gazette reports that Quinn and Rose declined the offer because it did …

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Aug 25 2014

Charleroi loses radio identity for good

Seems that we missed the fact that Keymarket turned in the license for 940 AM in Charleroi recently. The station had been on the air since 1947 and was joined by 98.3 FM in the 1960s. Both stations used the calls WESA (which are now being used on 90.5 in Pittsburgh). 98.3 was moved to …

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Aug 24 2014

WSHH airstaff flips; Dunlap out

99.7 WSHH

Dan Dunlap appears to have exited WSHH after nearly 30 years with the station as the entire airstaff flips around. The mornings (5:30-10:00 a.m.) will now be handled by promotions man Chris Shovlin and Cris Winter. Sara Lockard moves to mid-days (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and PD Ron Antill moves to afternoon drive (3:00 -7:00 …

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