What are we mourning exactly?

Over the last two weeks, we have been hearing about the suspension of broadcasting for KQV (1410). The station signs off as the new year begins on December 31. Many people have stated how sad the situation is, but what exactly are these people mourning? From all the posts that I have read on Facebook […]

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Maloney signs off on 12/28

With KQV (1410) signing off on Sunday, we’ll be saying goodbye to several familiar voices that have been on the air there for years. P. J. Maloney will sign off on Thursday after 42 years with the station. He started at the same time the all-news format did in 1975. P.J. will talk to current and former staffers […]

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KQV on auction today

Today (December 27) is the day that heritage station KQV (1410) goes on the auction block. The license and equipment will be grouped in one and the land in Ross Township where the 5 Blaw Knox towers have stood for 70 years will be sold separately. PBRTV has heard sketchy details but a new licensee, […]

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WTAE picks up Cozi TV

Action, Comedy, Family Favorites – Cozi TV is classic television for every generation. WTAE Channel 4 will launch Cozi TV, a national network offering iconic television series, on Monday, January 1, 2018. It debuts on WTAE’s digital subchannel – free, over-the-air channel 4.2. Cozi TV replaces thisTV Pittsburgh, airing since 2009. “We are very excited […]

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In memory: John J. Gallagher

John Gallagher, best known for his roles of personality and program director of WLTJ, passed away on December 15. He was 65. Before his 25 year career at WLTJ, he was the program director at WKEG (1110 Washington) and a weekend jock at WEEP (1080). Gallagher is survived by his wife of 30 years, two children and two […]

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What a week!

I was tipped that something was happening with KQV (1410) the day before the staff heard the news. In other words, it was one of the worst kept secrets in Pittsburgh radio. Since the announcement on Friday, radio enthusiasts have been posting their memories of the station on their Facebook pages… and guess what? Not […]

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KQV to go silent at year’s end

The staff of KQV-AM (1410) found out today that the station will suspend broadcasting at year’s end. The key word in this is “suspension” suggesting the station could return if an investor or two come to the table. Bob Dickey, Jr. told the Post-Gazette this afternoon, “it’s fair to say we’ve been trying to provide a […]

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Rumor Mill

PBRTV’s phone has been blowing up by several who are privileged to have access to it with a rumor swirling about the future of KQV-AM (1410). I hate rumors here because I don’t want to report incorrect news. Please stay tuned to this site IF anything breaks… in the meantime I have Christmas shopping to complete.

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Doyle signs House letter; vows to stand up for Net Neutrality

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-14 Forest Hills), the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, announced Wednesday that he and 117 other Members of Congress had sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commissioners NOT to vote on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom […]

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History Tidbit: WIIC Building

Speaking of things that you find when you didn’t know you were looking for them, how about this picture of the Television Hill building from channel 11’s WIIC days? It’s hard to tell when this picture is from, although I would suspect that it was somewhere between the late-60s and mid-70s. Either way it predates […]

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