Beg-a-Thon 2015: The Begginging

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Did you know that McKeesport very nearly had its own TV station? In the 1950s, local businessman Eddie Hirshberg, then-owner of WEDO (810) radio, pushed hard to get a TV station licensed to McKeesport or Irwin.

He was foiled by well-heeled Pittsburgh investors, backed by the Hearst Newspapers fortune, as well as (supposedly) lobbying from Pittsburgh Mayor David Lawrence; the station, instead, became WTAE-TV (4), located in Pittsburgh but with its transmitter in Elizabeth Twp.

Someday, I'll tell that story.

Meanwhile, I have bigger video fish to fry: We are once again producing a video webcast of International Village, and this time, for the first year, your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. (P.S.: Webcasts from previous years are still online.)

We would like to raise at least $750 to defray our expenses ... including our hosting, along with Skymagik Internet Services, of the International Village website --- which we do at no cost to city taxpayers.

We have so far received $75 in donations --- so we're 1/10 of the way there.

If you're able to help, click this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6AK7BYYTM8C6N

You may also send a check or money order payable to "Tube City Community Media Inc." to P.O. Box 94, McKeesport, 15134.

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ADVERTISING:

If your business or organization would like to advertise during our International Village webcast, we need your information right away! Contact me at tubecitytiger@gmail.com or (412) 614-9659.

You could get a spiffy commercial during the broadcast, like this one:

For $100, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will run a banner ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.

For $250, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will run a banner ad on Tube City Online for at least 60 days. (Advertising does not qualify as a charitable contribution.)

Originally published July 20, 2015.

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