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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People

Here are some things I’ve read or heard about people while away from the computer over the weekend… Jon Grayson – I recently learned that “Overnight America” that was heard on KDKA-AM (1020) had vanished from the airwaves. Excuse me if I’m not up all night most nights… and the last time I heard “OA” was in December (on my way […]

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For Entercom, it’s a return to Pittsburgh

Alert reader BJ reminded us that Entercom was in the Pittsburgh market before. In the early 90s Entercom owned WDSY-FM (107.9), its original AM counterpart WEEP/WDSY (1080) and WXRB/WNRQ 104.7. I could describe the whole living detail to you as to how the stations were sold off from Entercom, but I don’t have five hours […]

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I thought you said…

A week or so ago we posted that Kathy Berggren was leaving er post as the AAA traffic reporter for KDKA-AM (1020). But you’ve likely heard her since. The Monday and Tuesday after her farewell, she was off the air but back on Wednesday. Larry Richert announced following the traffic report we heard that Berggren […]

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