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Throwback Thursday: The Pens’ First Victory

DHREA 11/10/2018

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Back in 1967, the March of the Penguins began. The NHL welcomed in a new team based out of Pittsburgh, and one of the most storied franchises in hockey was born. The “first win” was inevitable, but the expansion Pens didn’t wait too long to net a victory. On October 13th, 1967, in their second NHL game, the Pens defeated the Blues 3-1. Check out the Throwback Thursday box score above!

 

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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

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#TBT: Football Hits The Radiowaves

DHREA 04/10/2018

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97 years ago on October 8th, 1921, the fabled “Backyard Brawl” received a little bit of extra attention. At the time, the meeting was only the 17th between the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University. Over the years, Pitt vs. WVU became one of the most entertaining rivalries in all of college football. So, it’s only fitting in the infancy of the bitter rivalry, the two schools would make history together and become the first ever football game to be broadcast live.

KDKA Radio covered the game, and Harold Arlin held the honor of calling the first contest to hit the radio waves. To make things even more historic, the game was played at the iconic Forbes Field. The Panthers defeated the Mountaineers 21-13. The contest wasn’t as close as the score leads on, as the Mountaineers’ George Hill made the game look a little more respectable after a kickoff return for a touchdown on the final play of the game. Hail to Pitt!

If you really wanted to take a trip down memory lane, check out the original box score from the New York Times!

 

 

 

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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
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37 Members Attending

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#TBT: The Connection Between Pittsburgh and Bob Marley’s Final Performance

DHREA 20/09/2018

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On September 23rd, 1980, Bob Marley performed what would be his last ever live concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh. Three years earlier, Marley had been diagnosed with cancer and chose to continue to record and tour, even though his health was rapidly deteriorating. In the summer of 1980, he and his group The Wailers played their biggest concerts ever in Europe to tour for the ‘Uprising’ album released in May that year.

After the European tour, the band flew to America for tour dates in Boston and New York. Two days before his concert in Pittsburgh, Marley collapsed while jogging around Central Park in NYC. Doctors subsequently discovered a brain tumor and gave him one month to live.

However, ever the strong soul, Marley and the rest of the band wanted to keep playing and honor the sold-out Pittsburgh gig. With his illness worsening, the rest of the tour was cancelled and Bob Marley lost his battle with cancer in a Miami hospital on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36. He was given a state funeral in Jamaica ten days later.

When music promoter Rich Engler booked Bob Marley and the Wailers for a 1980 show in downtown Pittsburgh, he already knew that the 16-song set he’d booked for was going to one of Marley’s best. Here’s a fantastic interview with Engler discussing how the concert came to be, along with footage of that magical and historic night.

Bob Marley was a music pioneer, a true humanitarian in every sense of the word, and his last concert was right here in the Steel City. There’s a level of poetic justice only true Pittsburghers would understand.

 

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#TBT: WPXI (WIIC) Launches

DHREA 06/09/2018

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A little over 61 years ago this week, Pittsburgh television changed forever.

WIIC-TV signed on in 1957 as Pittsburgh’s third VHF station. The licensee was WIIC Incorporated, a cooperative of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (owner of WWSW) and Pittsburgh Radio Supply House (owner of WJAS). The license was issued in 1955, but sign on was delayed because WENS-TV’s application for the license had been denied and the decision was being challenged.

Meanwhile, CBS had signed with WIIC to be its exclusive network. The delayed sign-on led to CBS going full time on KDKA-TV and NBC signing with WIIC. It was at this time that NBC’s radio arm purchased WJAS-AM/FM to fulfill all conditions of the license. Bill Cardille signed the station on the air September 1, 1957 and he became the face of the station hosting many programs as well as serving as a weather man. WIIC was sold to Cox Enterprises in 1964.

In 1981, the calls were changed to WPXI (Pittsburgh XI – Roman Number “11”). For the first 50 years, Channel 11 was located atop a hill in Fineview on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The location became known as “Television Hill” and “11 Television Hill” became the de facto address. WPXI built a LEED-certified TV station up the road in the neighborhood known as Summer Hill.

The station moved in in 2007. The original intention was to move the transmission tower as well, but neighbors complained due to the the proximity of the WPGH and KDKA-TV towers. The WPXI transmitter remains atop “Television Hill” but most of the former studios were razed leaving the transmitter building for the TV station. The tower also houses transmission antennae for WWSW-FM (94.5) and WSHH-FM (99.7). In 2013, WPXI activated a translator signal on Channel 33 in New Castle to improve reception to the region.

So Happy Birthday, WPXI! Or Channel 11! Or WIIC! No matter what you grew up calling the station, 61 years of broadcasting is a special feat!

 

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Saturday, Sep 8, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
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#TBT: A Pittsburgh Tradition: Isaly’s Skycraper Cones

DHREA 23/08/2018

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Isaly’s has been featured on PBS, the Food Network, and many other media outlets. Numerous books and articles have been written about the history and charm Isaly’s restaurants and, more recently, their world famous “chipped chopped ham”. 

Isaly’s locations sold iconic American treats like chipped chopped ham sandwiches, Klondike bars, and Skyscraper cones. Originating in Mansfield, Ohio, Isaly’s popularity spread quickly to the Steel City area, where the unique treats and delicious ham soon found it’s home among generations of Pittsburghers. Often sliced, or chipped razor-thin, Isaly’s ham has a different texture and flavor from thickly sliced ham that devoted fans know is hard to duplicate.

However, many will reminisce over the legendary Skyscraper Cone.

For a fun trip down memory lane, and a hilarious story regarding the Skyscraper Cone and the secret to the scoop, check out this wonderful article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

 

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