Marko Polka goes online only

Listeners to WQTW (1570 Latrobe) haven’t heard the last of “Marko Polka”. But if they want to hear him next week, they’ll have to go online. WQTW and its sister WLSW (103.9 Scottdale) have been sold to Broadcast Communications III, Inc. and the show won’t be making the move. Instead, listeners can pick up the show […]

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Thank You 14

We’ve been busy this last week. Believe it or not, while Eric does most of his work sitting at the same computer where he puts together PBRTV, he’s not always working on PBRTV! Meanwhile, an anonymous donation slipped in putting us at 58% of our goal. There’s still time to make your contribution. Please make a contribution […]

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WTAE back on Dish

It was reported earlier this week that Hearst and Dish Network came to a carriage agreement after 54 days. Locally, that affected WTAE-TV which was still available to Dish viewers over the air. A similar dispute with DirecTv in January took about a week to resolve. (PG)

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Thank Yous 12 & 13

Thanks to Jeffrey, our little funder reached the halfway mark over the weekend! Thank you Jeffrey! And when this editor arrived at his place of employment today, there was a nice donation from Phil who helped to keep us going! Have you been thinking about contributing something but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? […]

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Thank You 11

Thanks to Jim who supported PBRTV with a nice contribution. Jim’s contribution brings us to the edge of the halfway mark of our goal! We are well on our way to renewing our webhosting for 3 years! Just think… three years… we won’t have to fundraise again until 2020! Please support your favorite Pittsburgh Radio […]

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Ratings

It seems that the March ratings are categorized by owner. The top 3 are the usual iHeart suspects of WDVE (102.5), WWSW (94.5) and WKST (96.1). Steel City Media’s WRRK (96.9) ties with the aforementioned WKST. Renda’s WSHH (99.7) follows as it levels out from its Holiday Book. Then come the CBS stations – all […]

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In Memoriam: Wes Minter

Occasional fill-in KDKA talk host Wes Minter passed away April 18 of an apparent heart attack. He was 63. Minter worked in two industries over the years. He was a corporate sales executive most recently working locally at Waste Management. Minter not only filled in at KDKA (1020) but has worked at WSB Atlanta, WCCO […]

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Thank You 10

Thanks to Jon who made his donation the other day and putting us closer to the halfway mark of our goal! Who’s next to help us? I know many of you recognize this website is a labor of love. And I certainly wouldn’t ask you for your support if I didn’t have any intention of […]

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Spectrum auction explained

Rob Owen and Maria Sciullo perfectly explain the spectrum auction process and some of the results in today’s Post-Gazette. Stations have 39 months to change their frequencies, if required. Some will leave the airwaves altogether while others will share spectrum space and transmitters. Most over-the-air viewers won’t notice a difference as they will merely retune their […]

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Thank Yous 8 & 9

Today’s thanks go to an anonymous donor and another by the name of Brian who have pledged their support for PBRTV! Thank you kind folks! Our total so far sits at $260 … almost 50%! Who will put us over the 50% mark? And can we reach our target by the end of April?  

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