Comcast offers free episodes to Xfinity subscribers
Some viewers can catch up with a lot of TV this week.
Comcast Xfinity On Demand customers will have free access to over 3,500 episodes of series on 30 networks, regardless of subscription level.
The first Watchathon Week runs through Sunday, and includes most of what's in the libraries of HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax as well as content from five terrestrial and 21 cable networks. More details are at Xfinity.com/tv.
• Comcast will close its service center at 2300 Eldo Road, Monroeville, come April 26.
“Customer use of this center has been steadily decreasing, we believe as a direct result of the numerous self-help options we now provide,” Comcast spokesman Bob Grove said.
Many options are at comcast.com. Comcast still has centers in Penn Hills, Baldwin and Greensburg.
• Terry Lee is offering eight Music for Young Lovers CDs for a $100 donation to his daughter Paulina Trunzo's development of a new musical comedy, “Chasing.”
The collaboration by Trunzo, Mike Petee and Desmond Wall had a first showing this past weekend in Ohio.
“For now, it is a workshop production,” TL said. “She has already received very positive feedback.”
Details are at the Facebook Music for Young Lovers page.
• The Media Association of Pittsburgh “Achievement in Media” awards happen April 25 at 6 p.m. at the University Club in Oakland.
Winners include CBS Radio market CEO Michael Young, David Newell (Mister Rogers' Mr. McFeely) of Family Communications and The Salvation Army's Virginia Knor.
Ed Bittner of Lamar gets the OMNI award, Tim McLaughlin of 321 Blink the Art Stein Memorial Award and Kim Roberts of Point Park University the 2013 MAP scholarship.
The late Yvonne Zanos of WTAE-4 and KDKA-2 will be remembered with the Thomas J. MacWilliams Award.
• The Federal Communications Commission approved Pittsburgh Public Media's buy of WVBC-88.1 from Bethany College in West Virginia.
WVBC's signal reaches the South Hills but PPM and its partner PubMusic, operator of Pittsburgh Jazz Channel, hope to expand its coverage across Greater Pittsburgh.
• The Saturday Light Brigade is 35 years old. The weekly 6 a.m.-noon show airs on WRCT-88.3 at Carnegie Mellon and WNJR-91.7 at Washington & Jefferson, and as part of SLB's iQkidsradio.org collaboration with WQED.
• Specials on WQED-89.3 include “Western Wind's Passover Story” with Theodore Bikel on Tuesday at 9 p.m., “Musical Feast for Passover” with Itzhak Perlman on Thursday at 9, Handel and Haydn Society's “St. Matthew's Passion” on Friday at noon; and “Rachmaninoff's Vespers” with the Mendelssohn Choir on Sunday at 11 a.m.
• PCNC's NightTalk with Ellis Cannon spotlights the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show at Monroeville Convention Center on April 2 at 8 p.m. and on April 3 at 2 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Former Clear Channel WKST-96.1 deejay Mike Flick is back at CBS Radio as afternoon host on WBZZ-100.7. He worked for B-94 (WBZZ-93.7, now KDKA-FM) before WKST.
• Steel City Media's WLTJ-92.9 named its afternoon host Zak Szabo program director.
• In a promotion through April by Renda's WSHH-99.7, for each cup of coffee McDonald's sells Equitable Gas will donate 2 cents to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
• Steve Austin, a veteran of Central Pennsylvania TV and radio there and in Los Angeles, has a talk show from 9 to noon at www.theairnetwork.net. That site focuses on an area stretching west to the Laurel Highlands.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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