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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Star hires Chris Jamison

CBS radio Pittsburgh announced Thursday that they have hired area native singer and entertainer Chris Jamison as the newest member of the live and local air staff on WBZZ (100.7 new Kensington). His first in studio program will be filling in for the Bubba Show Labor Day morning from 5:00 to 10:00. Otherwise he will […]

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Sheridan drops departments and employees

The New Pittsburgh Courier learned Tuesday that Sheridan broadcasting Corporation has eliminated its news and sports divisions thereby eliminating nearly 10 employees that their downtown Pittsburgh headquarters. SBC General Counsel and COO Ron Davenport, Jr. told the paper that the company was not able to generate the revenue that they wanted to see. The move […]

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Avast ye Pirates!

The Columbia office of the FCC passed through the Connellsville area after the Fayette County 911 reported an unauthorized radio transmission on 155.190 MHz on July 18. On August 28, the FCC cited Jonathan M. Campbell with operation of the illegal transmission which posed a threat to emergency communications. According to the letter sent to […]

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Updates

What happens when your wife is out of town for the weekend, your car is in the shop, and you’re stuck at home because you don’t want inconvenience anyone? The answer is: you update your website! Slowly but surely, I am getting PBRTV up to the modern age and have created pages for FM translators […]

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KDKA to air Sterling on Sunday

Westwood One announced on Monday that it is launching a new nationally-syndicated program called Sterling on Sunday. Walter Sabo, also known as Walter Sterling, will be the program’s host. The program is a mix of lifestyle, entertainment, and social conversation and will air locally on KDKA radio (1020). Sabo says, “What two friends talk about […]

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Have you seen our FM translator page?

Wondering what FM signals are translators (or about to be translators) in the Pittsburgh market? Check out our table here —> http://www.pbrtv.com/stations/pittsburgh-area-stations/pittsburgh-fm-translators/. (Coming soon to the surrounding market pages…)

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MSA Sports in danger of not going on the air

MSA sports is in danger of not producing high school games this fall due to lack of funding. MSA has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $85,000 by 4:00 p.m. on September 3.  This is “all or nothing” funder said that $9729 raised by 61 backers as of this writing. From the post:  “Management Science […]

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1150 has applied for a translator

The recent news of the sale of WMNY (1150 New Kensington) brought about speculation that because the principals of the two companies purchasing the station were in real estate, that 1150 would go dark and the land in Tarentum on which its towers sit would be parceled out for future development. However, PBRTV has discovered […]

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“Fox 16”?

A new kerfuffle between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox Networks has local media watchers wondering if we could see “Fox 16” in Pittsburgh. 21st Century Fox is in talks with Ion Media Networks to become an affiliate partner which would likely mean that Fox would drop SBG as a partner for its broadcast network. Instead, those markets […]

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