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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In memoriam: George Almasi

George Almasi, best known for his 50 years as “Polka King of the (Mon) Valley” passed away April 10 at the age of 82. It was in 1962 that he began pursuing an avocation as host of a Polka program on Charleroi’s WESA (940/98.3). He most recently hosted his show on various incarnations of McKeesport’s […]

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Thank Yous 6 & 7

We’re really moving along with the pledge drive now… and I couldn’t be any more grateful! As of this writing we sit at 35% of our goal! Not bad for three weeks into the drive. Donation # 6 comes from Ken who asks us to keep up the good work. Thank you, Ken, we’re doing […]

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WOGH now Willie 103.5

A glance at Forever Pittsburgh’s website (and tuning to 103.5) shows that the Froggy “trimulcast” has been reduced by one station as WOGH Burgettstown now identifies itself as “Willie 103.5” playing Country hits from the 80s and 90s. 103.5 is licensed to Burgettstown, Washington County PA but still emanates from the WTOV tower in Steubenville, the community to […]

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Thank You 5

This donation comes from an anonymous donor who says: “You provide a great service to our area. Really enjoy the historical photos as well as latest news. My wife now asks me to find out from your site about news staff changes.” That’s what we like to hear! Wives who ask their husbands to get […]

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In memoriam: David J. Kelly

The Post-Gazette reports that David J. Kelly has died at the age of 89. Kelly came to Pittsburgh in 1957 as a feature writer for The Pittsburgh Press with a focus on military affairs. He joined KDKA-TV (2) in 1961 as awriter for the morning program and later became news director at KDKA Radio. In […]

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Thank You 4

It’s been a few days since the last contribution came in to the PBRTV Pledge Drive… and I was about to write a little pep talk post (or a “pledge break” if you will). But just as I was about to sit down to do that, in came an email saying that John had contributed! […]

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WLSW and WQTW Sold

All Access reports that WLSW (103.9 Scottdale) and WQTW (1570 Latrobe) have been sold. Sharon Wall, widow of the late L. Stanley Wall and administrator for the stations, has announced the sale to Broadcast Communications III for $605,000. The listing was announced back in January and was handled by CMS Station Brokerage. Stan Wall passed away in […]

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Traffic changes

Bonny Diver left her afternoon AAA post reporting traffic for KDKA and sisters to report for the iHeart stations. It appears that she will have an expanded role on WWSW (94.5) during the morning show. Diver used to do mid-days on 3-W-S back in the early 1990s. Replacing Bonny at the KDKA traffic reporting duties […]

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Thank You 3

Thanks to “Log Cabin Bill” for his donation to our pledge drive! Much obliged! Get your “Thank You” post on the blog. Please consider a donation to PBRTV today! And thank you.

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