TV/Radio notes: WPXI-TV names new news director

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When WPXI-TV set out to find a news director, it didn't have far to go.

Mike Oliveira, who had been the NBC affiliate's managing editor since 2010, will replace Mike Goldrick in supervising the daily news operation and news staff.

"Mike has been with us since 2005 and has had a dramatic impact on our product and people," said Ray Cater, station vice president and general manager.

Mr. Oliveira, 31, said the purpose of WPXI's news organization is reaching beyond television and changing with the needs of viewers.

"People expect the news in different ways now, via MMS [multimedia messaging service] to people's smartphones; people are using mobile web, and more people are using us on Facebook.

"But what they expect us to do is cover their community and do it respectfully, to tell them the great stories. That's never going to change, and that's why I know we have a future," he said.

Mr. Oliveira, a resident of the North Side, came to Channel 11 News as its executive producer. Prior to that, he was a producer at WHDH in Boston and also worked at WTVH in Syracuse, N.Y. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Mr. Goldrick left WPXI in October to become vice president of news at NBC4 (WRC-TV) in Washington, D.C. For Mr. Oliveira, the new title comes with a new desk -- all of 3 feet from the old one.

"So," he said, "same commute."

CBS to stream Super Bowl live online

Concerns that online streaming of live events might lessen viewership on television were put to rest last year, when NBC went multi-platform for its Super Bowl broadcast.

Pro football is at it again, recently announcing CBS will make the Feb. 3 game from New Orleans available on and

Extra features will include additional camera angles, statistics, interactive elements and in-game highlights.

Last year's Super Bowl on NBC was the most-watched television show in U.S. history, with 111.3 million viewers. The first streaming on was believed to be the most-streamed single sports contest ever with 2.1 million unique visitors.

The Jan. 5 wild card games and the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl will be streamed live on

KQV presents Christmas Eve programming

Christmas Eve programming on KQV-AM (1410) is a mix of classic scripted shows and song, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday with "One Silent Night," voiced by Walter Cronkite. This is followed by "A Wondrous Christmas" (7:30 p.m.), "A Christmas Carol" (8 p.m.) and "Miracle on 34th Street" (9 p.m.).

At 10 p.m., Christmas Eve Mass will be broadcast live from St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland, with "Music From the Messiah" at midnight.

Holiday music on WRCT

The McKeesport-based Orchestra of the Alleghenies will join a holiday music program featuring Joe Negri airing at noon Monday, Christmas Eve, on Carnegie Mellon University's WRCT-FM (88.3). The broadcast also can be heard at

The concert was taped Dec. 16 at McKeesport Area High School.


Maria Sciullo: or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.


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