106.3 Pittsburgh

FCC Report 10/4: FAA Forces KCOE Shutdown

970 ESPN Pittsburgh Comes To FM

iHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh has launched its 106.3 W292DH translator just in time for the start of the NFL season. While WBGG programs seven hours of local programming, its AM signal makes it an also-ran compared to CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM. WBGG registered a mere 0.2 share in the August 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings compared to KDKA-FM’s 7.5. W292DH held a Construction Permit to operate with 250 watts at 165 meters, but due to a Notice of Presumed Hazard issued by the FAA, translator owner Educational Media Foundation applied for an STA to operate with 46 watts that was denied by the FCC in late August. With the FCC database currently down for maintenance we are unable to currently see how W292DH gained approval to sign-on, but will up...[Read More]

FCC Update 8/30: Pittsburgh Translator Move Denied

Last week Educational Media Foundation sought a STA to complete the move of 106.3 W292DH Uniontown, PA into Pittsburgh while it sought out issues with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued a Notice of Presumed Hazard for W292DH’s 250 watt at 165 meters Construction Permit. The STA sought to begin operations at that facility with just 46 watts. But as the city-of-license was to remain in Uniontown the STA would not reach that city nor could it be used to build out a CP, it was declined by the FCC. W292DH is due to rebroadcast iHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh via a Mattoon Waiver. Translator Moves

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]

FCC Applications 4/16

Station Moves Georgia State University’s “Album 88.5” WRAS Atlanta is again attempting to move its transmission site from the southeast side of the city to downtown. The proposed tower site is used by a few translators as well as auxiliary sites for WUBL, WWPW, WWWQ, and WNNX. WRAS seeks to operate with 50kW at 318 meters. Clear Channel seeks to move two of its Dallas market signals to their auxiliary antenna permanently. 102.1 KDGE Fort Worth-Dallas and 102.9 KDMX Dallas will remain in the Cedar Hill area with 100kW while increasing their height from 485 to 535 meters above average terrain. Educational Media Foundation has completed its move of 102.9 KYSF Bonanza/Klamath Falls, OR to 97.5 and now seeks to increase the station from a C3 to C2. The station will increase fr...[Read More]