In memoriam: Hyle Richmond

Hyle Richmond, who was well known for his decades of work in Erie television news, passed away June 3 at the age of 90. Richmond started his career in radio in Buffalo, New York but spent the majority of his career at WICU-TV (12 Erie) where he was hired in 1957. Channel 12’s website claims […]

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Calkins’ area regional papers sold

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New Media Investment Group, the parent of GateHouse Media announced today the sale of The Beaver County Times, The Ellwood City Ledger, the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer from Doylestown and the operations of Calkins Digital Group from Calkins Media. New Media is expected to pay $17.5 million […]

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WOMP gives way to WLEJ

Forever Media now has two Classic Country stations in the Wheeling area. Radio Insight reported today that WOMP (1290 Bellaire OH) dropped the ESPN sports format for the new in-house “Lejends” format and the callsign WLEJ. Much like the recently launched Willie on 103.5, it is made up of 80s and 90s country. But WLEJ is […]

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WGBN Nighttime Site to become Daytime too?

We know that for the last several months WGBN (1360 McKeesport) has been operating at reduced power from its nighttime site in Lincoln Borough. The claim to the FCC said that owner, PTDC, lost their lease at the Glen Hazel daytime site. Now WGBN has filed an extension of the engineering STA to operate from the […]

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Tidbits

We’ve been busy with other stuff lately and thankfully there hasn’t been much going on in Radioland. But here are a couple of items to note: Scott Paulsen will be heard this week on WWSW (94.5) from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. No doubt he is filling in for a vacationing Sheri Van Dyke. Jim Jefferson has […]

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Departures

Up in Erie, Captain Dan Geary will hang up his headphones at Mercyhurst’s WMCE (88.1 on Wednesday, May 31. Geary is not retiring but is leaving the station as it transitions to a student run and staff station. He has wakened with Erie residents for the past 30 years and will continue to be heard […]

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Mile markers

Cub Reporter Murry has been beating it into PBRTV that yesterday, May 17, marked 20 years since Larry O’Brien (no relation) left the long-time morning team of O’Brien and Garry. The show had been on a few stations in town by that time, but had returned to “The Nifty 12-50 Doublee-T-A-E” for its final lap. […]

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