Calkins’ area regional papers sold

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New Media Investment Group, the parent of GateHouse Media announced today the sale of The Beaver County Times, The Ellwood City Ledger, the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer from Doylestown and the operations of Calkins Digital Group from Calkins Media. New Media is expected to pay $17.5 million […]

Read More

WGBN Nighttime Site to become Daytime too?

We know that for the last several months WGBN (1360 McKeesport) has been operating at reduced power from its nighttime site in Lincoln Borough. The claim to the FCC said that owner, PTDC, lost their lease at the Glen Hazel daytime site. Now WGBN has filed an extension of the engineering STA to operate from the […]

Read More

Tidbits

We’ve been busy with other stuff lately and thankfully there hasn’t been much going on in Radioland. But here are a couple of items to note: Scott Paulsen will be heard this week on WWSW (94.5) from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. No doubt he is filling in for a vacationing Sheri Van Dyke. Jim Jefferson has […]

Read More

Departures

Up in Erie, Captain Dan Geary will hang up his headphones at Mercyhurst’s WMCE (88.1 on Wednesday, May 31. Geary is not retiring but is leaving the station as it transitions to a student run and staff station. He has wakened with Erie residents for the past 30 years and will continue to be heard […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

Mears takes over for Steigerwald

Root Sports announced today that they’ve hired 37-year-old Steve Mears to become the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning next season. Mears will work along side Bob Errey who returns for his 14th season. That means Paul Steigerwald is out, but he isn’t going far. He will become a part of the Pens’ in-house media […]

Read More

Mister Rogers Marathon starts Monday

Fans of Mister Rogers Neighborhood will have the chance to watch 886 episodes of the program during a marathon on Amazon’s Twitch TV at twitch.tv/misterrogers starting May 15 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and continuing through June 3. Certain episodes will not air because they have been lost and the week series titled “Conflict” will not be shown. Otherwise […]

Read More