In memoriam: David J. Kelly

The Post-Gazette reports that David J. Kelly has died at the age of 89. Kelly came to Pittsburgh in 1957 as a feature writer for The Pittsburgh Press with a focus on military affairs. He joined KDKA-TV (2) in 1961 as awriter for the morning program and later became news director at KDKA Radio. In […]

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Happenings

First of all, I would like to thank those of you who responded to my last “musings” article where I revealed what was going on in my personal life. I received nothing but nice messages and support from you good folks and appreciate the sentiment. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. It seems […]

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Dwight Douglas to retire

Tom Taylor reports today that Dwight Douglas is preparing to retire at year’s end. For the last 16 years he has been the VP of Marketing at broadcast software supplier RCS. For years prior he was a consultant and later President of Burkhart-Abrams and Associates. But it was in Pittsburgh where Douglas got his start, […]

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Radio notes

Here are a few items from the last few days (we’ve been without reliable net connection). We remember: Jim Carnegie (66). Carnegie had once worked at KQV (1410) and later created and operated Radio Business Report/TV Business Report. He sold those off to Radio Ink a few years ago. Jerry Doyle (60). Doyle passed suddenly and […]

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Rush… still on the air in Pittsburgh

Darryl Parks questions the ratings of Rush Limbaugh in Pittsburgh. As WJAS is not a ratings subscriber, he surmises that the ratings are: “1. …somewhere between a 0.9 and a 1.1 share. 2.…(or) an average of a 2 and a zero.  Do the math. 3. …low, ranking somewhere between a 20 and 22.” Still though, […]

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Remembering Lacy Neff

Former WVAQ (101.9 Morgantown) program director, Lacy Neff died on Wednesday, June 1. He had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and the rare disease, amyloidosis in 2013 and had undergone heart and stem cell transplants. Between gigs at WVAQ where he spent most of his career, Neff programmed WBZZ when the call letters belonged to “B-94”. […]

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Radio/TV Notes

No foolin’ around here today. (Sorry!) WZUM (1550 Braddock) is now in the hands of Pittsburgh Public Media. AM Guys LLC and PPM closed the deal on Wednesday, March 30. PPM’s jazz programming will begin on 1550 at Noon on Saturday, April 2. Soon to follow is an FM Translator at 101.1 for which PPM […]

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In Memory: John Borders

Jeff Roteman reports via Chuck Brinkman that former KQV Program Director John Borders passed away Wednesday in Texas. John was Program Director at KQV from December 1967 until September 1968 in between John Rook and Mike McCormick. John started his radio career while at Baylor University and came to KQV from WWJ in Detroit. Among those who cams to […]

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Bob DeCarlo to Rhode Island Hall of Fame

Former KQV-AM (1410) member of the “Fun-lovin’ Five” Bob DeCarlo will be one of six inductees to the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame on May 12. DeCarlo’s career began at Penn State and he eventually went to Rhode Island  and Connecticut before Pittsburgh. From here he went on to stations in Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, […]

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Former WTAE anchor Sam Merrill dies

WNEM-TV (Bay City, Michigan) reports that anchor and reporter Sam Merrill passed away after collapsing at his home today. Merrill was a native of Pittsburgh and worked at WTAE-TV in the late 1990s and early 2000s in between stints in Michigan.

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