B-94 return?

A few weeks ago Lance Venta of radioinsight.com posted a tease on his site asking “Is ‘B-94’ about to return from the grave in Pittsburgh yet again?” The story was posted behind a pay wall and it wasn’t until a friend who is a subscriber to Lance’s site told me what the gist of the […]

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Boylan retires

After 36 years on KDKA-AM (1020), Barbara Boylan retires today. This means the end of her getting up in the middle of the night. Boylan has been in Pittsburgh since 1978 and was on WKTQ (1320) before switching over to KDKA in 1981. She had also worked at stations in Ohio and Western New York […]

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WMNY to be sold

WMNY (1150 New Kensington) is now under agreement to be sold by Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation for $180,000. 1150 has been for sale for well over a year and will have multiple owners once the transaction is taken place – namely Radio 1150 LLC and Cambria Hill Realty LLC. Radio 1150’s address is listed as […]

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WLSW to be WKHB-FM

Regular listeners to WLSW (103.9 Scottdale) will notice a slightly different sound when they tune in today. The station and its sister, WQTW (1570 Latrobe), were sold from the estate of L. Stanley Wall to Broadcast Communications III as of Tuesday. 103.9 was taken off the air at the close of business for equipment changes […]

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WTRN sale disputed; judge steps in

The last of the late Cary Simpson’s radio stations, WTRN (1340 Tyrone) and its FM translator, are in the process of being sold to Lightner Communications. Now, a judge in Blair County has ordered Simpson’s son to avoid further contact with the FCC and to stop posting about his father’s estate on social media, after […]

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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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