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A Star Spangled Salute is live coverage of the WSHH Regatta Thunder Fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker. This special is show on WPXImarker, an NBC affiliate. Before July 4, 1994 Pittsburghmarker held its fireworks special on the 3rd of July instead of the 4th.From July 4, 1990 to July 4, 2003 WDVE played the music for the Pittsburgh fireworks until Wish 99.7 took over in 2004.


A Star Spangled Salute has aired on WPXImarker Channel 11 since July 4, 1990. The fireworks have been provided by Zambelli Fireworks. Before July 4, 1994 the fireworks show was on July 3 instead of the 4th. Some of the hosts of A Star Spangled Salute have been Chris Long, David Johnson, Bob Bruce, and Darieth Chisolm. The fireworks show usually start at around 9:37 p.m. if not a little earlier than that.


The music for the Pittsburgh fireworks have be produced by KDKA marker. Up until 2003 the music was produced by WDVE. Then in 2004 the Three Rivers Regatta combined with the event and WSHH produced the music from 2004 to 2007. Before WSHH took over the music it was a rockish type of music, in line with its format. Then the music has a patriotic tone to it. For the 2008 show WDVE has now taken over the music for the fireworks for 2008 only. Wish 99.7 has stoped providing the music for the show. For 2009 and the foreseeable future the new radio station providing the music for the Fireworks is KDKA marker.


The Location of the fireworks are about a mile down from The Pointmarker in the Ohio River. The areas that people can watch the fireworks from are Point State Parkmarker, Mount Washingtonmarker, West End Overlook, and the North Side.

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