KQV Pittsburgh To Sign-Off December 31
Calvary Inc. has announced it will pull the plug on News 1410 KQV Pittsburgh on December 31.
KQV currently airs News programming from 5am to 7pm and a mix of syndicated talk and Old Time Radio programming in other dayparts. The station’s News format dates back to when it dropped Top 40 in 1975.
Owner Robert Dickey Jr. told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Candidly, I think it’s a sad day for broadcasting. It’s fair to say we’ve been trying to provide a community service. The bottom line is I just can’t sustain the business model. We’re an independent, labor-intensive format, and we were happy to take it on as long as we could financially do it.”
Calvary Inc. was formed by Robert Dickey Sr. and Richard Mellon Scaife to purchase KQV from Taft Broadcasting in 1982. Dickey Sr. passed his shares to Dickey Jr. and his sister Cheryl Scott upon his death in 2011, who then purchased Scaife’s shares in 2013. Scott, who served as President and Business Manager of the station died last month.