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 Post subject: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Learned this morning that all news radio KQV will go off the air on January 1. Went on the air in 1919.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/ ... 1712150145

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Maybe someone will buy the station, and return it to a music format.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 3:42 pm 
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A very sad announcement.

Senior Dickey is rolling over in his grave as is founder Potts, Williams and
all the other owners and people who built the station.

I am so fed up with my own generation and its worship of their damned "business
model" mentality. In school I was taught that a successful company was one that could
realize a 2 to 3% profit. (That's not my opinion. It was the opinion of noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith). Today, unless a company is earning huge windfall profits it is considered not worth the effort.

Senior Dickey would probably be ashamed of Junior Dickey's job he has done as steward of KQV.

There's a ton of alternatives but it smells like Junior wants a quick buck to retire and
live in wealth.

Merry, merry Christmas to the 20 employees of KQV. I am very sorry for you and
for the good people of Pittsburgh who are not important enough to find means to
keep a station on the air that has been there for almost one hundred years.


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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 6:27 pm 
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I can see where this is going but I'm shocked that these older stations are signing off..Couldn't read the article because of its blocking me to read it.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 6:49 pm 
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Yes, you can see where there should be historical value there that is worth keeping. However, AM isn't particularly relavent to younger generations, therefore it doesn't attract new listeners which makes it attract less ad revenue. And we know tthat ad revenue is the driving force in commercial broadcasting. Perhaps at sometime in the future people will wonder why this was allowed to happen but it will be too late.
It is a shame that this is happening, but I have to admit that Ilisten to very little AM. First, there is very little there that i care about, and in my current vehicle (an '02 Windstar), once the key is turned to the run position I get nothing but noise across the whole band so I can't listen while driving.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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Many family businesses have been run into the ground by "Junior".

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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Phonojim wrote:
and in my current vehicle (an '02 Windstar), once the key is turned to the run position I get nothing but noise across the whole band so I can't listen while driving.


That sounds like there is some serious defect or failure, they managed to solve that sort of problem in the 50's. Even in my little sports car with the stock sound system and only the embedded-in-the-windshield antenna, I have no problems like that despite the computer-controlled everything, and if I go over the hill from the Bay Area at night, I can easily get the usual West Coast DX targets like KOA in Denver and KTNN In Window Rock.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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Tim Tress wrote:
Many family businesses have been run into the ground by "Junior".

that is so true.

i'm sorry to see them go as well.

almost as iconic to pgh as KDKA.

what's next, another icon like WDVE or 3WS FM ?

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Tim Tress wrote:
Many family businesses have been run into the ground by "Junior".

I've work for a few that did ruin their family business.

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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
Tim Tress wrote:
what's next, another icon like WDVE or 3WS FM ?


If I recall, 3WS FM used to be WWSW AM back when I was a kid in the Burg......

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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We have the same format of "Give us 22 minutes and we'll give you the world" here in the Philadelphia area with KYW 1060 AM.

Unfortunately, to hear those 22 minutes you have to listen for an hour. "All news all the time" has been for many years, "All commercials, all the time."

I never actually timed it, I just subtracted 22 from 60 and got 38. 38 minutes of commercials, every hour. Who in their right mind is going to listen to that? So what advertiser is going to advertise on a station you don't want to listen to?

I hope this is a wake-up call for KYW. Give me 38 minutes instead of 22, and maybe I'll tune in.


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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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that is very true as well.

for the few news stations around here, they are the same. commercials, commercials, and more commercials, it is just like TV. luckily we have a lot of music AM channels from clearfield, altoona, bedford, johnstown, ebensburg, roaring spring, and a few others.

there have been times when all i want to do is get a news report on some national topics and i have tuned into these AM stations. even when the news starts at the TOH or BOH, one has to listen to the whole half-hour to get even the major blurbs.

my news comes from the internet, here and now.

as for TV channels like Comedy, TBS, FX, and a few others who stagger their half-hour shows for 35 or 38 minutes, that's 18 minutes of show and 20 of commercials.

now a days, to watch an episode of Sinefeld, Roseanne, How I Met Your Mother, Married w/ Children, Mike and Molly, 70's show, King of the Hill, King of Queens, and a few other comedies i used to like to watch years ago and then to have them drawn out with all the ads...nope.

the only time i watch these shows is at the gym on the treadmill and although i'm very occupied doing my business there, watching tv with all the ads is just painful. the weather channel and the catv news channels are no different. half the time, i just turn on the community message channel and read the posts on there. i used to like to watch NFL football. i haven't watched a game in years for the same reason.

if it weren't for the TV on the treadmill at the Y, i would not watch any because the tv is rarely on at my house.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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hello guys
that is sad news it really is

Anyway these last ten years sure been sad in a whole to see a lot businesses and other things that we grew up with disappear forever


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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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Well now I've learned something new; I had always thought that KDKA was the only station east of the Mississippi to have an initial "K" at the beginning of the call sign, and now I see that there are actually several more.

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Sparksalot wrote:

There's a ton of alternatives but it smells like Junior wants a quick buck to retire and
live in wealth.


If I had anything worth real $$$$ I'd do same...

fifties wrote:
Well now I've learned something new; I had always thought that KDKA was the only station east of the Mississippi to have an initial "K" at the beginning of the call sign, and now I see that there are actually several more.

Also several W stations west of Mississippi, WHO in Des Moines & WOI in Ames IA come to mind...


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I'm surprised that any of the big radio corps did not take it awhile back.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
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WWSW (3Ws) FM 94.5 is an Iheart Radio station.

WWSW has a fantastic playlist from the 70's thru 80's, but the amount of commercials are just out of sight.

WDVE plays the same songs, the morning show is all "yack", and the commercials there are out of control too.

i've listened to both stations for a few days this summer when i spent time in pgh.

i'm glad to have my whole house sound system piping my thousands of songs thru the ceiling speakers and not having to listen to any commercials.

as for TV and FM radio here, forget it, for many reasons.

thankfully and by the mercy of god, i get nice AM music stations that have little to a normal amount of commercials for my vintage sets.

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Well AFA listening, I use my Grace Internet radio, tuned to a '50's station (and there's a bunch of 'em), with a transmitter hooked to one of the outputs (1610 Kc), so I can hear it all over the house and part of the yard.

In each car -and here at the PC desk- I have an activated Sirius/XM radio, tuned to "50's on 5". It's FM signal is picked up by the stereo in here, which is also connected to an AM transmitter (1308 Kc). I sometimes play the songs on my hard drive, which is wired to the stereo.

I also have my cable box in the bedroom tuned to a '50's-'60's continual music station, with an output to my SSTrans (1040 Kc).

The local oldies station that started up in March unfortunately seems to be playing the same '60's records over and over, but it's an occasional alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: KQV going off the Air 1410 Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Dec Mon 18, 2017 3:14 am 
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There's a person who has a whole website devoted to KQV. Jeff Roteman.
You can search for him.

There are a few of Pittsburgh's radio stations that were on the air early in
the 1920's

KDKA - 1020
KQV - 1410
WWSW - 970
WJAS - 1320


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