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Encyclopedia > Pittsburgh Cable News Channel
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC)
Type cable television network
Country United States
Availability Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region
Owner Cox Broadcasting
Launch date January 1, 1994
Website www.wpxi.com/pcnc

The Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC) is a 24-hour local news cable channel serving the Pittsburgh area. Owned by Cox Enterprises, the station is aired on Comcast and Adelphia cable systems in Western Pennsylvania. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical... Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... Comcast Corporation, NASDAQ: CMCSA based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is both the largest cable company and the largest broadband (2nd overall) Internet service provider in the United States. ... Adelphia Communications Corporation (OTCBB: ADELQ), named after the Greek word for brotherhood, was the sixth largest US cable television operator before it filed for bankruptcy in 2002 due to internal corruption. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

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History

On January 1, 1994, PCNC signed on as the first, and only, 24-hour cable news channel for Pittsburgh. PCNC was created in a partnership between WPXI-TV (Channel 11) and the region's largest cable company at the time, TCI. Now, that partnership exists between WPXI and Comcast. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... WPXI-TV is the NBC television affiliate based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Tele-Communications Inc. ...


PCNC made Pittsburgh history with the first 10 p.m. newscast, anchored by WPXI's David Johnson. The 10 O'Clock News aired from 1994 until January 29, 2006, when WPXI and WPGH Fox 53 entered into a newshare agreement, which allows WPXI to produce a 10 p.m. newscast for WPGH. WPGH had aired its own newscast from January 28, 1996, to January 30, 2006 (Ironically, beginning and ending on the Pittsburgh Steelers two most recent Super Bowl appearances). PCNC now airs a 7 p.m. newscast in place of its 10 p.m. show. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WPGH-TV FOX53 is the FOX television affiliate broadcasting in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. It broadcasts on analog channel 53 and digital channel 43. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames None Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song None Mascot None Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


The station also aired a viewer call-in show titled 'TalkBack' which allowed Channel 11 news viewers to call in and talk back about the day's news and events. The show was hosted by Johnson, but was discontinued in the early part of the 21st Century.


Another original program on PCNC is 'NightTalk,' then hosted by John McIntire, which interviews local and national newsmakers and celebrities. The show also had many funny segments. A regular guest to 'NightTalk' was former Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht. Currently, 'NightTalk' airs at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Ann Devlin Mondays through Thursdays. Friday evening shows are hosted by various Pittsburgh area TV and radio personalities and newspaper columnists with the 60-minute program dedicated to discussing local issues. Dr. Cyril Harrison Wecht (born March 20, 1931 in Dunkard Township, Pennsylvania) is one of the most acclaimed forensic pathologists in the United States. ...


PCNC also entered the local daytime talk show programming, giving local radio talkshow host Lynn Cullen her own show weekdays at 10 a.m. The show was titled 'Cullen on Cable' and aired in the late 1990s.


Cullen returned to PCNC on August 15, 2005, with a similar but different program. Her current program on PCNC is titled the 'Lynn Cullen Show' and is a condensed version of her weekday radio show which airs on WPTT 1360 AM. The show repeats weekdays at 6 p.m. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... WPTT (1360) is a talk radio station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. ...


When Cullen left her original show at PCNC, it was replaced by Fred Honsberger, another local radio talkshow host. His show is titled 'Honsberger Live' and it airs at 10 a.m. The show repeats at 5 p.m. and on weekends.


PCNC has also aired other various cooking, health and law related programs throughout the years. Other programs include 'Our Region's Business,' 'Fedko Fone Zone,' among others.


In addition to these programs, PCNC re-airs the latest newscast from WPXI. The channel also replays some WPXI programming, including the annual Celebrate the Season parade, Channel 11 Holiday Sing-Along, 'Talkin' Pittsburgh' and 'Impact' among others. In March 2006, PCNC and Comcast teamed up to replay the Western Pennsylvania high school basketball championships.


Calling PCNC

During 'NightTalk,' 'Honzberger Live' and the 'Fedko Fone Zone,' viewers are encouraged to call in and be part of the show. The phone number is 412-333-PCNC.


Address

11 Television Hill
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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