WESA teams up with other Commonwealth stations

Five public media stations spanning Pennsylvania have joined forces to form a collaborative reporting center called Keystone Crossroads Keystone Crossroads will explore urban decline and solutions in Pennsylvania and examine topics such as aging infrastructure, immigration, local government, neighborhood life, poverty, and tax policy. The initiative aims to offer connected, statewide reporting on urban challenges in […]

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Thomas joins WKBN-TV

Erika Thomas has joined the anchor desk of WKBN-TV’s 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. She joins anchor Dave Sess. She has seven years previous experience with the most recent job being in Sioux City, Iowa. Thomas graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a degree in broadcast journalism and economics. […]

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Nielsen takes over Arbitron

After months of negotiations, Nielsen Holdings announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. Nielsen’s CEO, David Calhoun, said that the move allows the company to analyze and understand an additional two hours of a U.S. Consumer’s day while providing advertisers with information on the effectiveness of the media they use to […]

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Dave James assumes morning news anchor role at WSHH and WJAS

Radio news veteran Dave James has joined both the Wish 99.7 and 1320 WJAS morning shows as news anchor. The move adds another well-known voice to the Renda Broadcasting Corporation’s stable of personalities and allows Chris Shovlin to return to full-time status as both stations’ Director of Marketing and Promotion. Shovlin remains the host of […]

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Ryan Recker joins WTAE mornings

WTAE-TV (4) has hired Ryan Recker for the early-morning sports anchor/reporter position. The Pittsburgh native takes over for John Meyer who left the station and the television business earlier this year. Recker may be familiar to some in the area from when he anchored sports at WTOV-TV (9 Steubenville). He just wrapped up a six-year […]

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WYEP adds video to website

WYEP-FM (91.3) is launching a new video component to the station website, wyep.org. WYEP’s Live & Direct Sessions will be updated each Monday and will feature artists who have recently visited the studios to perform live and be interviewed on air. The new video sessions are produced in partnership with AltarTV and adds to the […]

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BCI closes on 3-station cluster in Western Maryland

On Tuesday, Broadcast Communications II, Inc of Greensburg closed on its acquisiton of the three Western Maryland radio stations formerly owned by receiver John Culp of Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. The stations include WMSG-AM (1050 Oakland), WWHC-FM (92.3 Oakland) and WKHJ-FM (104.5 Mountain Lake Park). The total purchase price for the cluster is $775,000. The […]

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WQED announces new cooking marathons

WQED-TV (13) will air two new cooking programs in the QED COOKS series over the coming weeks. Cookbook Favorites VI will air this Saturday (February 16) from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The program will feature favorite recipes from past marathons including Gifts From the Sea; Grandma’s Kitchen Wisdom; QED Cooks 100; Picnics and Bar-B-Q; and The Cookie […]

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Union Program expands

“The Union Edge” expanded its airtime on WKFB-AM (770 Jeannette) on Monday from one hour to three hours. The program currently airs from 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. weekdays. The association between the program and the radio station has been off and on for four years. Until the change took place, the station had been […]

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