Entercom returns to Pittsburgh

One-time owners of WDSY-FM (107.9), Entercom returned to the market on Friday. (Entercom also owned 104.7 FM – initially as WXRB “The Rebel” and eventually switching to Smooth Jazz WJJJ.) Once again the company owns WDSY, but now has WBZZ (100.7) and KDKA-AM & FM (1020 and 93.7 respectively) after merging with CBS Radio. Of […]

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WPXI airs wrong “Jeopardy!”

Pittsburgh Jeopardy! viewers were in for a surprise Thursday night when the tuned in to watch the Tournament of Champions. What viewers saw on channel 11 was not the ToC episode that was intended to air. WPXI apologized for the error on their website and will air the “missing” episode at 3:00 a.m. Friday.

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In memory: Cheryl Scott

As reported today, KQV (1410) President, Cheryl Scott passed away this morning after a 7-month battle with lung cancer. Scott assumed many of the ownership tasks of her father, Robert W. Dickey, Sr., after his death in 2011. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, four children, six great-grandchildren, and eleven siblings including Robert Dickey, […]

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Ratings for Market #28

Christmas music will soon infiltrate the Pittsburgh airwaves as iHeart’s WWSW (94.5) will make the switch on Light-up Night – the Friday before Thanksgiving. One really wonders if 3-W-S needs to make the switch as for the last three months they have topped the charts in the Nielsen audio ratings books 12+ category. WSHH (99.7) […]

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Remembering Frank Gottlieb

Former KQV news director, Frank Gottlieb passed away suddenly on Tuesday.  He was known for his work on the original WAMO (860 Homestead). Later he was a broadcast specialist with the U.S. Army; a news writer for KDKA-TV; news producer at WTAE-TV; and news producer at WLWC-TV (now WCMH) in Columbus, before rounding out his […]

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WEPA leaves air October 25

Back in April, with the help of the fine folks at the Post-Gazette, we explained the TV spectrum auction and how it would affect television viewing locally. Most of the stations would remain on the air but would adopt new broadcast channels and viewers would find little or no interruption in service. Over the air […]

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