What are we mourning exactly?

Over the last two weeks, we have been hearing about the suspension of broadcasting for KQV (1410). The station signs off as the new year begins on December 31. Many people have stated how sad the situation is, but what exactly are these people mourning? From all the posts that I have read on Facebook […]

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What a week!

I was tipped that something was happening with KQV (1410) the day before the staff heard the news. In other words, it was one of the worst kept secrets in Pittsburgh radio. Since the announcement on Friday, radio enthusiasts have been posting their memories of the station on their Facebook pages… and guess what? Not […]

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Rumor Mill

PBRTV’s phone has been blowing up by several who are privileged to have access to it with a rumor swirling about the future of KQV-AM (1410). I hate rumors here because I don’t want to report incorrect news. Please stay tuned to this site IF anything breaks… in the meantime I have Christmas shopping to complete.

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B-94 return?

A few weeks ago Lance Venta of radioinsight.com posted a tease on his site asking “Is ‘B-94’ about to return from the grave in Pittsburgh yet again?” The story was posted behind a pay wall and it wasn’t until a friend who is a subscriber to Lance’s site told me what the gist of the […]

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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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A fresh coat of paint…

I wanted to take a minute and thank the readers of PBRTV for their kind remarks regarding the fresh coat of paint that the site received this week. I figured it’d been five years since we moved to our current webhost therefore the template that I had been using was long overdue for a change. […]

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Group W Orientation Video

In the early-1980s, if you were a new hire at a Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting) station or division, you probably watched a video like this one. Here are 10 minutes worth of excerpts… according to the description of this YouTube post. Jack Bogut and John Cigna are seen representing KDKA in the radio portion of […]

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Let the PBRTV Pledge begin!

While the question has never officially come up from a reader, I recently had a discussion with a friend about having a website versus just using social media. Specifically, the benefits of social media being “free” while operating a website of your own costs money. I don’t remember what the exact conversation was that led […]

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Call Sign Cavalcade returns; Our pledge starts soon

Remember when we had the Call Sign Cavalcade? I pulled it down when it seemed like it would never be accurate… especially when we were relying on people to remember and guess and well, it was a ball of confusion! Recently, the FCC began digitizing the pre-1980 station records and posting them online. “Aha!” I said, “I […]

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