Monday, November 18, 2013

Pittsburgh Radio: Quinn & Rose OUT At WPGB-FM

After morning than nine years, morning talk hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent are no longer part of Clear Channel's WPGB 104.7 FM programming.

The duo finished its run in Pittsburgh last Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In a statement, a Clear Channel spokesperson said "WPGB tried to reach new terms with Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, but as that was unsuccessful, they will be moving on and we support and thank them for the contributions they have made to Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's WPGB over the years."

Another Clear Channel talent, David Bloomquist will host mornings on WPGB from 6-10 a.m., effective immediately. A former sports and morning news anchor on West Virginia television, Bloomquist, known as "Bloomdaddy," broadcasts from WWVA 1170 AM in Wheeling, W.Va.  The program also is available on Parkersburg's WLTP, 910 AM.

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David Bloomquist
Bloomquist radio career began at WOMP AM 1290 from 1997-2000.  

Then he created the “Bloomdaddy Experience” at The Dawg from 2004-2007 before coming to 1170 WWVA in May of 2008. 

While at WWVA, the Bloomdaddy Experience has won Best Morning Talk Show-medium market-in West Virginia 2 years running.  

The show has also been picked as the Best Morning Show in a local newspaper poll.


  1. Ugh, I listened to Bloomdaddy for about 10 seconds this morning, unlistenable.

  2. Agreed. I almost fell asleep and wrecked my truck.

  3. I am done with WPGB. KDKA and my CB radio were more enjoyable than "Bloomdaddy". Looks like I am going to have to buy XM radio and search for a conservative alternative. Thought they may be switching content when Savage taken off air.....wish them well but the replacement programming they have chosen will lead to a death spiral (at least with conservative listeners).

    1. You notice the pattern here. No notice to listeners, they yank Savage. No notice to listeners, they yank Q&R.

  4. WPGB: Hopefully you will understand the huge mistake you just made when you don't have any listeners!

  5. There is a petition on line against Clear Channel, won't help but it is a way to express your opinion.

  6. It's Obama's censorship of his administration that Quinn and Savage are gone.

  7. I miss Quinn and Rose! Rush was always a few weeks behind Jim Quinn so I wonder what we're missing! He was amazing at "connecting-the-dots" to make the news make sense.
    Jimmy, come back!!!!!!

  8. didn't like bloomdaddy, and hate the new country format