WOMP gives way to WLEJ

Forever Media now has two Classic Country stations in the Wheeling area. Radio Insight reported today that WOMP (1290 Bellaire OH) dropped the ESPN sports format for the new in-house “Lejends” format and the callsign WLEJ. Much like the recently launched Willie on 103.5, it is made up of 80s and 90s country. But WLEJ is […]

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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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Channel Repack

Remember when WQED announced the sale of its channel spectrum for $9.9 million? Now the complete list of channel changes have been released. This is the digital over the air signal which will never appear any different as, of course, channels identify themselves by their analog signals that went off the air in 2009. RabbitEars.info […]

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950 WDIG up for “sacrifice” sale

Area media broker Ray Rosenblum has announced that WDIG (950 Steubenville) is up for sale. It is an “urgent sacrifice” sale at $40,000 with $30,000 paid at closing and the remaining $10,000 paid over 10 months with no interest. The sale includes a 4-tower, 15-acre site near Weirton. ERP is 1000 watts by day; 35 […]

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Phillips returning to WTOV

Bill Phillips is leaving WPXI-TV (11 Pittsburgh) to return to WTOV-TV (9 Steubenville) to anchor the station’s 5:00 – 8:00 a.m. and noon newscasts along side Jessica Haberley. His new role begins Tuesday, January 3. Phillips left WTOV fifteen years ago to join then-sister station WPXI as a sports anchor, but he and his family […]

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Nexstar buys WTRF and 3 others

Nexstar Broadcasting Group has paid $130 Million for four West Virginia TV stations. The seller is West Virginia Media Holdings (WVMH). That includes WTRF-TV (7 Wheeling), WBOY (12 Clarksburg). WVNS (59 Bluefield), and WOWK (13 Charleston). Nexstar will enter a time brokerage agreement with WVMH where Nexstar will receive the cash flow and pay WVMH an […]

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Summers appears on stations throughout area

Pittsburgh native John Summers is on the air throughout the area during afternoon drive. Summers just moved to afternoons through his position at Westwood One. Summers can be heard on Keymarket’s “Pickle” stations – WPKL (99.3 Uniontown) and WKPL (92.1 Ellwood City). In the Steubenville/Wheeling listening area he can be heard via WUKL (105.5 Bellaire, […]

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WTOV adds Fox affiliation

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced last week that they would be adding a new subchannel to Steubenville-licensed WTOV (9) to carry to Fox Network. WTOV’s main channel has long been the NBC affiliate for the Ohio Valley. They also carry the MeTV network on their first subchannel. Beginning September 1, Fox programming and syndicated programming will […]

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Minor leaving WTOV

WTOV-TV (9; Steubenville) anchor Eric Minor is leaving the station after 16 years. He will assume the role of Director of Student Careers and Opportunities at West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. Minor applied for the position while pursuing a Masters of Science degree at the university for the last three years. […]

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Sale of WVBC approved

The FCC has approved the sale of WVBC-FM (88.1) from Bethany College to Pittsburgh Public Media. The sale price is disclosed at $135,000 paid for by money raised through listeners of PPM’s PIttsburgh Jazz Channel and other supporters. PPM president Chuck Leavens tells the Post-Gazette that he would like to get the new station on […]

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