Calkins’ area regional papers sold

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New Media Investment Group, the parent of GateHouse Media announced today the sale of The Beaver County Times, The Ellwood City Ledger, the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer from Doylestown and the operations of Calkins Digital Group from Calkins Media. New Media is expected to pay $17.5 million […]

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Lord Stanley pays a visit to Dunlap’s daughter

Listeners to The Fan (KDKA-FM 93.7) know that host Colin Dunlap’s 6-year-old daughter Darran has been living with leukemia since last fall. Dunlap’s friend, Penguin Equipment manager Danny Kroll made the little girl’s day today by sharing some of his time with the Stanley Cup with her and her twin brother, Declan. Dunlap told The […]

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Y108 morning show out; new KD-TV morning show host

Listeners of WDSY (107.9) have been wondering for some time where Ally from the morning show has been. Now we are pretty sure she and her partner, Andy, will not be back. Their pictures have been removed from the website. Kristine Sorenson has shortened her work day, at least on the air. Sorenson has ended […]

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Sheehan apologizes; social media relentless

On Thursday, KDKA-TV investigative reporter Andy Sheehan was involved in something he describes as a “serious lapse in judgement.” Sheehan, while taking his dog to the park, stopped to run what he expected to be a brief errand in Bloomfield. The dog had to stay in the car and temperatures were approaching the mid-80s to […]

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WOMP gives way to WLEJ

Forever Media now has two Classic Country stations in the Wheeling area. Radio Insight reported today that WOMP (1290 Bellaire OH) dropped the ESPN sports format for the new in-house “Lejends” format and the callsign WLEJ. Much like the recently launched Willie on 103.5, it is made up of 80s and 90s country. But WLEJ is […]

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WGBN Nighttime Site to become Daytime too?

We know that for the last several months WGBN (1360 McKeesport) has been operating at reduced power from its nighttime site in Lincoln Borough. The claim to the FCC said that owner, PTDC, lost their lease at the Glen Hazel daytime site. Now WGBN has filed an extension of the engineering STA to operate from the […]

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Tidbits

We’ve been busy with other stuff lately and thankfully there hasn’t been much going on in Radioland. But here are a couple of items to note: Scott Paulsen will be heard this week on WWSW (94.5) from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. No doubt he is filling in for a vacationing Sheri Van Dyke. Jim Jefferson has […]

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Departures

Up in Erie, Captain Dan Geary will hang up his headphones at Mercyhurst’s WMCE (88.1 on Wednesday, May 31. Geary is not retiring but is leaving the station as it transitions to a student run and staff station. He has wakened with Erie residents for the past 30 years and will continue to be heard […]

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Mile markers

Cub Reporter Murry has been beating it into PBRTV that yesterday, May 17, marked 20 years since Larry O’Brien (no relation) left the long-time morning team of O’Brien and Garry. The show had been on a few stations in town by that time, but had returned to “The Nifty 12-50 Doublee-T-A-E” for its final lap. […]

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Mears takes over for Steigerwald

Root Sports announced today that they’ve hired 37-year-old Steve Mears to become the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning next season. Mears will work along side Bob Errey who returns for his 14th season. That means Paul Steigerwald is out, but he isn’t going far. He will become a part of the Pens’ in-house media […]

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