What FCC complaints tell us about Pittsburgh

There may be a coordinated misinformation campaign regarding the weather — and more revelations.

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Sarah Anne Hughes

Do you own a TV? Listen to radio?

Congratulations. That means you’ve probably seen or heard something in recent weeks that makes you angry.

The Federal Communications Commission exists in part so TV viewers and radio listeners can complain to it. Many of these grievances are legitimate. Some are … less so. Here’s what The Incline found out about Pittsburgh from looking at recent submissions.

Pittsburgh doesn’t complain a lot

Through the Freedom of Information Act, The Incline requested all FCC complaints between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 20, 2016 regarding KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, WQED, WINP, WPCW, WPMY, WPCB and WPGH.

This turned up just 23 documents. Twenty three!

Complain more (the FCC redacts complainants’ names, so there’s no need for concern), and stay tuned for part two: the presidential debates edition.

Area viewers want news from Pittsburgh, not Altoona


Or Ohio.


Or Johnstown.


The FCC can’t help you publicize your handcrafted desk accessories


God is interfering with NPR


Commercials are too loud


There may be a coordinated misinformation campaign regarding … the weather