History Tidbit: WIIC Building

Speaking of things that you find when you didn’t know you were looking for them, how about this picture of the Television Hill building from channel 11’s WIIC days? It’s hard to tell when this picture is from, although I would suspect that it was somewhere between the late-60s and mid-70s. Either way it predates […]

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WPXI has new GM

The Post-Gazette reports that WPXI (11) has hired a new general manager. Kevin Hayes returns to Cox Media Group and Pennsylvania taking over for Ray Carter who is now CMG’s regional vice president. Hayes was GM for WJAC in Johnstown when it was owned by Cox and moved on to a Sinclair duopoly in El […]

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WCNS stunting prior to format flip

RadioInsight.com reports that Laurel Highland Total Communications has dropped the news/talk format on WCNS (1480 Latrobe. The station is playing Christmas music until they flip to an Adult Contemporary format after the holiday. The switch will be accompanied by the launch of FM translator W247CX (97.3 Jeannette). Meanwhile, sister station WAVL (910 Apollo) and its […]

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Wiggin to retire next year

WTAE-TV (4) anchor/ reporter Sally Wiggin announced that she would retire at the end of November 2018 during Monday night’s Steelers pre-game show. Tonight’s game was the last Steelers game she’d be a part of, but she didn’t rule out tagging along if Steelers head to the Super Bowl in 2019! She has been doing […]

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Saxonburg Radio goes all-Christmas

Saxonburg-based Part 15 AM and FM station WIYQ, changed its adult contemporary format to all-Christmas music as of 10am Thanksgiving Day. The station will play the traditional mix of contemporary holiday hits, novelty numbers and standards, according to station President and General Manager Ken Hawk. “We had planned to launch the concept tomorrow, but I just […]

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Kelly Brennan hits pause as baby arrives

WTAE (4) reporter Kelly Brennan announced on her Facebook page that today is her last at the station. “I’m expecting baby #2’s arrival any day now (yes, I numbered the child because we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl😊), and I have decided not to renew my contract with Ch 4 at […]

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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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