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City of license Pittsburgh, PA
Broadcast area Pittsburgh metropolitan area
Branding "KQV AM1410"
Slogan "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world."
First air date 1919 (as 8ZAE)
1922 (as KQV)
Frequency 1410 kHz
Format News radio
ERP 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 8445
Callsign meaning "King of the Quaker Valley"
Owner Calvary, Inc.
Website www.kqv.com

KQV is a radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The station, which is owned by Calvary, Inc., broadcasts at 1410 kHz, with 5000 watts of power day and night. KQV's call letters reportedly stand for King of the Quaker Valley. The station is one of two in the market that use call letters starting with K, a type of callsign not normally found east of the Mississippi River. KQV is also the flagship station for Duquesne University Men's Basketball. Image File history File links KQV.png Summary Logo of KQV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is the U.S. Census-defined seven county region surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania, United States. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... A facility ID is used in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission to identify broadcast TV stations. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne (IPA: ) first opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40 students and...




KQV was one of Pittsburgh's five original AM stations, signing on as amateur station "8ZAE" on November 19, 1919, predating KDKA which was granted the distinction of being the nation's first commercially licensed station in 1920. KQV did not receive a commercial license until January 9, 1922, despite having started transmitting three years earlier. KDKA (1020 kHz. ...

The only two other radio stations east of the Mississippi that have a callsign starting with K are also in Pennsylvania. Besides KDKA, there's also KYW in Philadelphia (though the KYW callsign has in the past been used in Chicago and Cleveland). KQV is the only one of the three that does not have an associated TV station. This article is about the U.S. State. ... KDKA is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: KDKA AM 1020, the first commercial station in the U.S. KDKA-TV, channel 2 (DTV 25) KDKA-FM 92. ... KYW is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Philadelphia: KYW (AM), broadcasting at 1060 kHz on radio. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...

"The Groovy QV"

KQV was extremely successful as a top 40 station during the late 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, owned by ABC for nearly all of that period. Known variously as "Colorful KQV," "Audio 14," "Groovy QV," and "The Big 14" over the years, KQV premiered its top 40 format on January 13, 1958, and is remembered for its high-profile, high-energy personalities, Chuck Brinkman, Hal Murray, Dave Scott, Steve Rizen, Dex Allen, Jim Quinn and their large-scale promotion of a Beatles concert at Pittsburgh's Civic Arena (now the Mellon Arena) in 1964, and its former showcase studios at the Chamber of Commerce Building ("on the corner of Walk and Don't Walk," as the DJs would say) in downtown Pittsburgh, where the disk jockeys could be watched through a large window. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Jim Quinn (b. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... The Mellon Arena (known as Pittsburgh Civic Arena from 1961–1999[1] and informally known as The Igloo) is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Dominant with young listeners throughout the 1960s, the station was a major force in breaking new music and introducing Pittsburgh to new artists such as Sonny & Cher, the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, the Beach Boys, the Dave Clark Five and others. KQV slowly began to decline after 1970 with the advent of new competition and the rise of FM radio (including its then-sister station WDVE, which began life as KQV-FM). Sonny & Cher were an American rock & roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... The Dave Clark Five (abbreviated as DC5) were an English Beat group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present something of a commercial threat to The Beatles, the dominant group of the period. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... WDVE is an FM radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at 102. ...

One of KQV's top-40 personalities in the 1970s, with the on-air name of "Jeff Christie," later became famous as a talk-show host under his real name, Rush Limbaugh. For other uses, see Limbaugh. ...

KQV was sold by ABC Radio to Taft Broadcasting in 1974, made another attempt at Top 40 (this time far more radical than before, with Joey Reynolds as program director) before dropping the format altogether. Its final night as a top 40 station was October 14, 1975. Joey Reynolds is the pseudonym for Joey Pinto, the host of the national radio program, The Joey Reynolds Show via the WOR Radio Network. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

All-News, All The Time

The next morning, October 15th, 1975, the station switched to its present all-news format, carrying NBC Radio's 24-hour News and Information Service. Even though NBC infamously cancelled the service two years later, KQV's all-news stint remained and has lasted even longer than its Top 40 era. The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ...

In 1982, Taft executives told General Manager Robert W. Dickey that it intended to unload the station.[1] Dickey sought -- and received -- financial backing from billionnaire newspaper publisher Richard Mellon Scaife. Together, the two men formed Calvary, Inc. and purchased the station from Taft that same year. Calvary continues to own the station, and celebrated the all-news format's 30th anniversary in 2005. Richard Mellon Scaife (born July 3, 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a U.S. billionaire and owner–publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ...


Now in its 31st year, KQV's all-news format provides listeners with non-stop news, sports, traffic, and weather from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Its format is similar to that of other traditional all-news stations, featuring "Traffic & Weather on the 8's," Sports at :15 and :45 past each hour, and business news at :20 and :50 past.

KQV's primary weekday anchors are P.J. Maloney, Joe Fenn, Bruce Sakalik, and Steve Lohle.

In addition to its news content and several public affairs programs, the station is home to a number of live sporting events, including NFL football, Notre Dame football, and Duquesne Dukes basketball, as well as high school sports and play-by-play.

During evening hours, the station broadcasts When Radio Was, a series featuring classic radio programs such as Suspense and The Jack Benny Show, among others. Also on Sundays a weekly radio series, known as Imagination Theater, is broadcast. When Radio Was is a syndicated radio program that re-airs old-time radio programs. ... Look up Suspense in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a comedian, vaudeville performer, film actor, and one of the most prominent early stars of American radio and television. ...


  • 1998 Tribune-Review profile

External links

  • Official website
  • Jeff Roteman's KQV website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KQV
  • Radio Locator Information on KQV
  • Query Arbitron's AM station database for KQV

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KQV was one of Pittsburgh's five original AM stations, signing on as amateur station "8ZAE" on November 19, 1919.
Unfortunately for KQV, it was KDKA that would be granted the distinction of being the nation's first commercially licensed station, in 1920.
KQV was not licensed until January 9, 1922, despite having started transmitting three years earlier.
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The IT operations team at KQV is responsible for the management and operation of all network and communication systems such as mail and groupware, mobile solutions, telephone and call center-systems, and network security.
During an extensive testing period in the KQV lab, a simulation of the real-life Notes environment with 5,000 appointments per mobile device was created.
KQV is now able to extend network support to smartphones delivering long-term cost benefits as users switch to these devices and mobile phone/PDA duplication is reduced.
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