Ratings

It seems that the March ratings are categorized by owner. The top 3 are the usual iHeart suspects of WDVE (102.5), WWSW (94.5) and WKST (96.1). Steel City Media’s WRRK (96.9) ties with the aforementioned WKST. Renda’s WSHH (99.7) follows as it levels out from its Holiday Book. Then come the CBS stations – all […]

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In Memoriam: Wes Minter

Occasional fill-in KDKA talk host Wes Minter passed away April 18 of an apparent heart attack. He was 63. Minter worked in two industries over the years. He was a corporate sales executive most recently working locally at Waste Management. Minter not only filled in at KDKA (1020) but has worked at WSB Atlanta, WCCO […]

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Thank You 10

Thanks to Jon who made his donation the other day and putting us closer to the halfway mark of our goal! Who’s next to help us? I know many of you recognize this website is a labor of love. And I certainly wouldn’t ask you for your support if I didn’t have any intention of […]

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Spectrum auction explained

Rob Owen and Maria Sciullo perfectly explain the spectrum auction process and some of the results in today’s Post-Gazette. Stations have 39 months to change their frequencies, if required. Some will leave the airwaves altogether while others will share spectrum space and transmitters. Most over-the-air viewers won’t notice a difference as they will merely retune their […]

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Thank Yous 8 & 9

Today’s thanks go to an anonymous donor and another by the name of Brian who have pledged their support for PBRTV! Thank you kind folks! Our total so far sits at $260 … almost 50%! Who will put us over the 50% mark? And can we reach our target by the end of April?  

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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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