WEPA leaves air October 25

Back in April, with the help of the fine folks at the Post-Gazette, we explained the TV spectrum auction and how it would affect television viewing locally. Most of the stations would remain on the air but would adopt new broadcast channels and viewers would find little or no interruption in service. Over the air […]

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WDSY to Debut New Morning Show

WDSY (107.9) will launch a brand-new morning show on Monday, October 9 (5:00 – 10:00 a.m.) called “Broadway’s Backyard” hosted by “Broadway” who is considered a veteran country voice. CBS Radio Pittsburgh vice president of programming Mark Anderson says, “Broadway brings the total package to Y108. These dynamic and engaging with a fresh approach to […]

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WQED starts new fiscal year

. With the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, WQED Multimedia announced new board personnel at its annual meeting on September 28. Tom McGough, the Executive Vice President and chief legal officer for UPMC, was approved unanimously for a second one-year term as chair of the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mildred S […]

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In Memoriam: Arlene Williams

Arlene Williams, host of CTVN’s “At Home” cooking show as well as a co-host on “Real Life” Signs and Wonders segment, passed away Wednesday at the age of 71. She was a native of Turtle Creek and lived in McKeesport. Williams was a member of Greater Works Outreach in Monroeville where she worked with the […]

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Chisolm creates website; Lange scales back

Former WPXI (11) anchor Darieth Chisolm has developed a website and an advocacy organization called 50 Shades of Silence after recently experiencing cyber harassment by an ex-boyfriend. Chisolm told the Post-Gazette that this situation emboldened her. “It gave me the courage to stand up and fight… it occurred to me, I have a voice, I […]

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Trib buys MSA Sports

Trib Total Media announced today that it reached an agreement to purchase MSA Sports from Management Science Associates, Inc. The deal is supposed to close next month after which the network will become the TRIBLive High School Sports Network. MSA currently broadcasts over 2000 sporting events a year and owns the rights to all WPIAL […]

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Tidbits

Sorry if it seems like I’ve been out of the loop for a while. There are times when I take advantage of “slow news periods” to focus on my other interests and so forth. There are a few things worth mentioning which of taken place during this period of slow news… – WTAE viewers have […]

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WPXI hits 60

It was September 1, 1957 when Bill Cardille signed on WIIC-TV. That was two years after it was originally intended to go on the air as the CBS affiliate in town. The station was a joint venture between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who then owned WWSW-AM/FM (970/94.5) and Pittsburgh Radio Supply House who owned WJAS-AM/FM (1320/99.7). […]

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