Radio notes

Here are a few items from the last few days (we’ve been without reliable net connection). We remember: Jim Carnegie (66). Carnegie had once worked at KQV (1410) and later created and operated Radio Business Report/TV Business Report. He sold those off to Radio Ink a few years ago. Jerry Doyle (60). Doyle passed suddenly and […]

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Rush… still on the air in Pittsburgh

Darryl Parks questions the ratings of Rush Limbaugh in Pittsburgh. As WJAS is not a ratings subscriber, he surmises that the ratings are: “1. …somewhere between a 0.9 and a 1.1 share. 2.…(or) an average of a 2 and a zero.  Do the math. 3. …low, ranking somewhere between a 20 and 22.” Still though, […]

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In Memory: Bill Cardille

KDKA-AM reports that Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille passed away early this morning after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 87. Cardille was born and raised in Sharon, PA and started in radio in high school, likely at Sharon’s WPIC (790), and after college he went to Erie and WICU-TV. In 1957, he came to Pittsburgh and […]

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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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40 Years Since 13Q

Forty years ago today, if you answered your phone, “I listen to the new sound of 13-Q!” and a DJ from said station was on the other end, you could have won a minimum of $13,000. It was the “Largest Cash Giveaway in Pittsburgh Radio History” at the time. March 12, 1973 was the premiere […]

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