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WPGB Pittsburgh Brings BIG Country

Update 8/7 3:00pm: As we first tipped off a couple weeks ago, WPGB flipped to Country as “Big 104.7” at 3:00pm. The new format is being branded as “Pittsburgh’s New Hit Country” and launching with the usual 10,000 songs commercial free. WPGB will add Bobby Bones in mornings once the commercial free programming comes to an end. Interestingly, Clear Channel has been sitting on the Big1047.com domain since May 2011. Listen to the launch of Big 104.7 at FormatChange.com. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Pittsburgh announced today the debut of Big 104.7, Pittsburgh’s New Hit Country, effective immediately. Big 104.7 will kick off with 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row featuring the newest hits from Country artists such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Blake Sh...[Read More]

Quinn & Rose Exit WPGB

Regionally syndicated morning show “The War Room with Quinn & Rose” is off the air after being unable to reach a new deal with flagship “FM NewsTalk 104.7” WPGB Pittsburgh. Jim Quinn and Rose Somma Tennent had hosted mornings on WPGB since the station launched its talk format in January 2004. Quinn previously had a long career as a music DJ in Pittsburgh before transitioning to Talk. The program was also syndicated to seven other stations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and had aired on one of the former XM Radio channels programmed by Clear Channel. In a response to a listener asking what happened to the program, WPGB PD Gregg Henson tweeted: @jennatotaro WPGB tried to reach new terms w/ Quinn & Rose, but as that was unsuccessful, they will be moving on ...[Read More]