Scott Hanley named GM of WZUM

Scott Hanley recently returned to Pittsburgh and has taken the role of general manager for WZUM (1550 Braddock; 88.1 Bethany; 101.1 Pittsburgh). Hanley was director and general manager for WDUQ-FM from 1995 to 2011 and oversaw the station’s digital services, enhanced news and cultural programs.¬†His tenure also saw record¬†growth in listenership and financial support from […]

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CBS Radio announces new programming

KDKA-FM (93.7) announced earlier this week that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return for a fifth year as host of “The Ben Roethlisberger Show”. The program will air every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. during the NFL season as part of the station’s Cook and Poni Show. Meanwhile, CBS Radio Pittsburgh unveiled their newest programming […]

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Ogden cuts much of its staff

WMBS reports that the cuts made by the Uniontown Herald Standard on Monday was just the beginning. By Wednesday, Ogden Newspapers, who took over ownership of the paper on June 30, has made 32 staff reductions this week. The hardest hit departments were the News and Ad Design teams who lost 14 and 8 members […]

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WYEP announces new programming

WYEP (91.3) will introduce a number of programming changes effective July 31. That’s the day when the evening makes will take its place in the daily lineup airing from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cindy Howes, who has hosted ‘The Morning Mix” for the last 10 years, will become host of “The Evening […]

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Bell case on hold

US Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy has placed a stay on the race discrimination case Wendy Bell filed against her former employer, WTAE-TV. The judge has given Bell and her lawyer until August 21 to file an amended complaint to include a gender claim. Bell sued Hearst last summer after she was fired for a […]

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TV Repack process will affect FMs

On July 6, Patrick McFadden, the associate general counsel for the National Association of Broadcasters, sent the FCC a study that they had commissioned to determine what FM stations would be affected by the TV repack while the work was being done to change the channel allocations. V-Soft Communications did the research. In the letter […]

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New Castle area sportscaster killed

WKST-AM (1200 New Castle) sports play-by-play announcer Mark Shaas was killed Thursday when stopped for construction along I-76 just over the border in Ohio. According to Channel 11, a semi failed to notice the stoppage and plowed into the car Shaas was driving. He was killed at the scene. His passenger and another driver involved […]

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Pintek announces cancer diagnosis

KDKA-AM (1020) mid-day host Mike Pintek announced today that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May. The aggressive cancer has been rendered inoperable at this time, but the hopes are that chemo treatments will shrink the tumor enough to render it operable. Pintek, ever-positive, reminded his listeners, “I am not the disease, I […]

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In memoriam: Hyle Richmond

Hyle Richmond, who was well known for his decades of work in Erie television news, passed away June 3 at the age of 90. Richmond started his career in radio in Buffalo, New York but spent the majority of his career at WICU-TV (12 Erie) where he was hired in 1957. Channel 12’s website claims […]

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