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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WTRN sale disputed; judge steps in

The last of the late Cary Simpson’s radio stations, WTRN (1340 Tyrone) and its FM translator, are in the process of being sold to Lightner Communications. Now, a judge in Blair County has ordered Simpson’s son to avoid further contact with the FCC and to stop posting about his father’s estate on social media, after […]

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Scott Hanley named GM of WZUM

Scott Hanley recently returned to Pittsburgh and has taken the role of general manager for WZUM (1550 Braddock; 88.1 Bethany; 101.1 Pittsburgh). Hanley was director and general manager for WDUQ-FM from 1995 to 2011 and oversaw the station’s digital services, enhanced news and cultural programs.¬†His tenure also saw record¬†growth in listenership and financial support from […]

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CBS Radio announces new programming

KDKA-FM (93.7) announced earlier this week that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return for a fifth year as host of “The Ben Roethlisberger Show”. The program will air every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. during the NFL season as part of the station’s Cook and Poni Show. Meanwhile, CBS Radio Pittsburgh unveiled their newest programming […]

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WYEP announces new programming

WYEP (91.3) will introduce a number of programming changes effective July 31. That’s the day when the evening makes will take its place in the daily lineup airing from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cindy Howes, who has hosted ‘The Morning Mix” for the last 10 years, will become host of “The Evening […]

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Bell case on hold

US Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy has placed a stay on the race discrimination case Wendy Bell filed against her former employer, WTAE-TV. The judge has given Bell and her lawyer until August 21 to file an amended complaint to include a gender claim. Bell sued Hearst last summer after she was fired for a […]

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TV Repack process will affect FMs

On July 6, Patrick McFadden, the associate general counsel for the National Association of Broadcasters, sent the FCC a study that they had commissioned to determine what FM stations would be affected by the TV repack while the work was being done to change the channel allocations. V-Soft Communications did the research. In the letter […]

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New Castle area sportscaster killed

WKST-AM (1200 New Castle) sports play-by-play announcer Mark Shaas was killed Thursday when stopped for construction along I-76 just over the border in Ohio. According to Channel 11, a semi failed to notice the stoppage and plowed into the car Shaas was driving. He was killed at the scene. His passenger and another driver involved […]

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