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Encyclopedia > Media in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the home of the US' first commercial radio station (KDKA 1020AM), the first non-commercial television station, the first "networked" television station, and "mid-western" newspaper. It is one of the few mid-sized metropolitan areas in the U.S. with two major daily papers; both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have long histories of Pulitzer Prizes and breaking in-depth investigative news stories on a national scale. Pittsburgh is home to an Independent Media Center that coordinates a weekly radio news program, a television news show, and a participatory news Web site.[citations needed] The alternative papers in the region include the Pittsburgh City Paper, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, The New People, published weekly by the Thomas Merton Center, and the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the larger ethnic publications in the region. The Pitt News, a financially independent student-written and managed newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh, is closing in on its 100th year of publication. Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... KDKA AM is a U.S. class A clear channel AM radio station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that operates on 1020 kHz. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of the Greensburg Tribune-Review following a press strike at the two previously dominant Pittsburgh dailies. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Indymedia Logo The Independent Media Center (aka Indymedia or IMC) is a global network of independent journalists and alternative media, which takes a generally left-wing perspective on political issues. ... Rustbelt Radio Rustbelt Radio is the Pittsburgh Independent Media Centers weekly review of news from the grassroots and news ignored by the corporate media or covered by it in a biased way. ... The Pittsburgh City Paper is a free arts, entertainment and news weekly published and distributed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Courier was a newspaper for African-Americans. ... The Pitt News is an independent, student-written, and student-managed newspaper for the Oakland (main) campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Television

The Pittsburgh TV market is served by:

KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... WTAE-TV is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WPXI Channel 11 is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... WQED (channel 13, digital channel 38) is a PBS television station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Mister Rogers Neighborhood was a childrens television show hosted by Fred Rogers which was produced by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania public broadcaster WQED-TV and Rogers not-for-profit production company Family Communications, Inc. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is A Carmen Sandiego computer software program and television show The title for the Carmen Sandiego themesong, performed by Rockapella She is currently in Cairo, Egypt according to Google This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... This article is about the radio frequency. ... WQEX-TV is a television station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Americas Store is a US shopping television network. ... WPCW is a UPN owned and operated station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. Now known only as UPN Pittsburgh, the station is owned by the CBS Corporation and is a sister station of KDKA-TV. WPCW offers off-network sitcoms, first-run talk shows, reality shows, court shows, UPN... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... WPMY-TV is an affiliate of My Network TV in the Pittsburgh market. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... WPCB is an independent Christian UHF station in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. It broadcasts its analog signal on UHF channel 40, and its digital signal on UHF channel 50. ... The Cornerstone Television Network is a minor over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States. ... WPGH-TV is an television station bordcasting in the Pittsburgh area. ... For the animal, see Fox. ...

Radio

Pittsburgh radio has long been dominated by KDKA 1020 AM. However, as of early 2006 the station is no longer #1 in the ratings. KQV 1410 AM, now an all-news outlet, was Pittsburgh's dominant Top 40 station throughout the 1960s. WEAE 1250 AM provides sports radio to the tri-state area. On the FM dial, album-rock WDVE (102.5 DVE), modern rock WXDX (105.9 The X), rock WRKZ (93.7 K-Rock), adult contemporary WZPT (Star 100.7), pop and hip-hop WKST-FM (96.1 KissFM) and hip-hop and rap WAMO (106.7) provide the foundation of the popular music scene. FM talk radio is available in the Pittsburgh market at WPGB (104.7 FM NewsTalk) and the popular Kidd Chris Show on rock WRKZ (93.7 K-Rock). Pittsburgh is also home to three public radio stations: WDUQ, the local NPR station; WQED-FM, a listener supported commercial-free classical music station; and WYEP 91.3FM, the nation's third-largest independent "adult album alternative" (AAA) station. The Radio Information Service, broadcasting on a subcarrier of WDUQ provides special programming for the blind and print impaired. Additionally, Pittsburgh hosts the non-commercial radio stations WRCT (affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University) and WPTS (affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh). KQV is a all-news radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... WEAE-AM is a sports talk station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... WDVE is an FM radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at 102. ... WXDX-FM (The X at 105. ... WRKZ (93. ... WZPT, STAR 100. ... WKST-FM (96. ... WAMO could refer to two radio stations broadcasting in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market of the United States: WAMO, broadcasting at 860 kHz on the AM band. ... WPGB is a Hot Talk outlet based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... WRKZ (93. ... WDUQ is a public radio jazz and news station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... WQED-FM is a non-commercial, viewer-supported Classical, Fine Arts and Information outlet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WYEP-FM is a non-commercial, community-supported outlet that specializes in eclectic music and programming. ... RIS Logo The Radio Information Service or RIS is a reading service for the blind in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... A subcarrier is separate analog or digital signal carried on a main radio transmission, which carries extra information such as voice or data. ... WRCT is a non-commercial freeform radio station based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WPTS-FM is a non-commercial radio station owned by the University of Pittsburgh, and offers a mix of student-run programming. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Outdoor advertising in the area is handled by Lamar Outdoor, who controls a majority of large posters and billboards in the region, while Clear Channel Outdoor concentrates on bus shelters (including Downtown Pittsburgh) and shopping centers in the area. Clear Channel Outdoor, part of Clear Channel Communications, is one of the worlds largest outdoor advertising corporations. ...

See also: Pittsburgh Newspapers, List of FM stations in Pittsburgh, List of AM stations in Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh TV Stations

 
 

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