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May 12 2014

Radio & TV Notes

  • RadioTVNotesThere has been a rumor going around that WBGG (970) is going to move an FM translator into Pittsburgh from Uniontown. After a bit of research, we’ve discovered that the move is only in the application stage. Clear Channel is looking to move W292DH (106.3) from Uniontown to Pittsburgh with a 250 watt output from the Calvary Cemetery tower where WRRK and WYEP are located. The translator is still owned by Educational Media Foundation. The translator already carries WBGG’s sports programming.
  • KDKA-TV’s Jory Rand leaves the station very soon to start a weekend anchor position at KABC-TV in Los Angeles in June.
  • Beginning shortly after this article is published, the Mahoning Valley will have a new station and translator on the air. The Youngstown Vindicator reports that at 10:00 today “Star 93.7 FM” will be on the air with its urban AC format. The station was supposed to be on the air a month ago, but bad weather prevented workers from mounting the new antenna. 93.7 is just the translator though. Owner Skip Bednarczyk brings his WGFT (1330) back to the airwaves after it had been dark for a time. The station has been stunting with a ticking clock since Saturday. In a couple of weeks the station will at the Steve Harvey Show and the Keith Sweat show and be live mid-days.

2 comments

  1. Rick

    Will the non-compete clause prevent KDKA from hiring Rich Walsh? I hope not. I’d like to see him back on the tube.

    1. Eric

      The article from last December said that the non-compete wouldn’t affect his work on Root Sports, so there’s that. But the typical non-competes last 6-12 months. The soonest he could be “free” would be the end of June.

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