Ratings for Market #28

Christmas music will soon infiltrate the Pittsburgh airwaves as iHeart’s WWSW (94.5) will make the switch on Light-up Night – the Friday before Thanksgiving. One really wonders if 3-W-S needs to make the switch as for the last three months they have topped the charts in the Nielsen audio ratings books 12+ category. WSHH (99.7) […]

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Remembering Frank Gottlieb

Former KQV news director, Frank Gottlieb passed away suddenly on Tuesday.  He was known for his work on the original WAMO (860 Homestead). Later he was a broadcast specialist with the U.S. Army; a news writer for KDKA-TV; news producer at WTAE-TV; and news producer at WLWC-TV (now WCMH) in Columbus, before rounding out his […]

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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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Priority to sell Ohio Valley properties

Priority Communications is selling its Ohio Valley properties to newly formed Ohio Midland Newsgroup. The stations involved in the sale or WEIR (1430 Weirton, WV) and WCDK (106.3 Cadiz, OH). Also included are two FM translators – W234AV (CP 102.1 Weirton) and W235BX (94.9 Colliers, WV). The total purchase price is $700,000. The companies entered […]

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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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