In addition, he is the long-time meteorologist for ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV. 2.4K likes. And Frothingslosh! Cope possessed the most distinctive/abrasive voice in Pittsburgh broadcasting, if not the nation (even more so than Howard Cosell). Also worked at WWCH-AM/WCCR-FM, Clarion, and WASP-AM, Brownsville. He died in 2008 at the age of 85. TOM LYONS – former all-night DJ on WTAE in the ’70s who also worked at KQV as “Tom Lee” in the ’60s, is now retired in Grove City, PA. LORAN MANN – Former WAMO jock and WIIC/WPXI anchor/reporter. MARGARET SHORTRIDGE – native Pittsburgher and former WPXI weekend anchor, Margaret made her way out to the West Coast soon after getting married and also spent time as the medical reporter at Fox affiliate WFLD-TV in Chicago. Local radio personalities Kiki Brown and Portia Foxx, were the hosts of the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Happy Hour, held at Savoy, Oct. 27, 2017. As of 2020, she is around 36 years old. I came up a few votes short and now I run Ron Klink and Associates, a government relations firm, with offices in Pittsburgh and Washington DC. As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. I program both WSOX and A/C WARM 103. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Recently he did some swing work on 3WS and then mornings on WWVA. CHUCK BRINKMAN – longtime KQV, WTAE and WRRK DJ, left Pittsburgh for KLUV-FM in Dallas where he was afternoon DJ on oldies-formatted KLUV-FM in Dallas – as well as PD for a time – until the end of 2005. I was on Jr. High Quiz in March of 1972. She started her journalism career early, after getting hired at WTOV-9 in Steubenville, Ohio, during her junior year of college. Now he’s an anchor for Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles. Posted by: Amazingly, his voice hasn't changed. During this time he started his own production company (Tom Daniels Productions) which he still operates today. Was, at one time, mayor of Los Gatos, California. Bob Harvey… Heather Abraham May 14, 1984. He confirms here that he NEVER worked at WDVE! In 1998 i launched WSOX. BOB TRACEY – who worked at KDKA Radio and TV from 1956-68, is retired and living in Carnegie. He died in 1990 at the age of 77. I share many of these memories and tell stories you may like on my site: www.butlercountyboyhood.com, Posted by: I really enjoyed reading about each individual, all of whom I remember from my youth in the burgh. She later returned to WPXI as the late night anchor but left again and eventually started her own company. Jumped into TV to do promotion & marketing for WPGH, helping to launch the Fox network in Pittsburgh, before moving into a corporate programming position. MIKE SILVERSTEIN – former WJAS talk show host in the early ’70s, is an award-winning news reporter for ABC Radio. Now live in Newtwon PA outside of Philly. Later, he was named KDKA Radio’s News Director, a position he held from 1984-89. Popular KQV DJ in the late 60s thru early 70s when he was in his 20s. Guitarist Matt Barranti. MICHAEL KUNKLE – Harrison City native, became news anchor, KTRH-AM, Houston. TOM DANIELS “Pittsburgh’s Native Son”, returned to his hometown in late 1980 from an Afternoon Drive radio position in Baltimore, MD to become the Morning Personality for FM97 (WFFM years before it became WRRK.) GIL LUCAS – Founder of KBL Sports in Pittsburgh, the forerunner of The Fox Sports Regional Network. LARRY O’BRIEN – former partner in the O’Brien and Garry Show on WTAE, WHTX and WMXP, is retired in Hilton Head, S.C. (A reminder that Larry is no relation to your PBRTV Owner/Editor!). Often mentioned his wife Gertrude. KDKA Radio has taken controversial afternoon talk show host Wendy Bell off the air, effective immediately, after comments she made advocating for park rangers to … I got a lot work done around the house listening to them. He spent time at Washington’s WJLA 7 and is now news director at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WV. Carol | His website, http://www.barrykaye.com/ will give you more info. News Personality. Uprising in Soweto Gains Worldwide Attention, 2. PITTSBURGH TELEVISION & RADIO PERSONALITIES This site includes many pictures that were personally taken or collected by Ron Newcomer of many of the television & radio personalities from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & the surrounding areas. Today, Jim does freelance voice work out of his studio in the South Hills and writes mysteries. JIM HARRINGTON – A ‘man for all seasons’ on KDKA from 1980 through 1984 and then did mid-days on WTAE from 1984 to 1988. He was lured away by B-94FM (WBZZ) to become their charter Midday Personality in 1981. They remain trademarks of their respective owners. NINA PINEDA – former WTAE reporter is now at WABC-TV in New York. He is an avid bike rider, certified private pilot, and a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol and a new Daddy. Nellie King was his mild-mannered sidekick from 1967-1975. (7/9/19), GLEN BARRIE – AKA Barry Mardit used to be the Midday Air Personality and PD at 1080 WEEP. Corporate changes after merger and COVID-19 adjustments cited by parent company. Al Gee went on to work at WOOK-AM in Washington DC, WWRL in New York, WLIB in New York, WPIX in New York and is now retired and living in Wilkinsburg. Eleanor Schano, pioneering Pittsburgh broadcaster. In San Diego, many U.S. companies lease Mexican signals. Went crosstown to 96.1 HitRadio 96 WHTX with Captain ShowBiz & Cary Pall in 1983 for PM Drive. Headquartered out of Clear Channel San Diego, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive 92123. Amazingly, at the age of 85, his voice sounds as youthful as it was 50 years ago. Married. JIM HORNE – KDKA DJ from 1967-72, became an actor in New York now known as J.R. Horne. I miss all those I worked with on radio and TV. He went into business for himself in the mid-90s providing communications consulting to organizations as diverse as executive search firms and the United Nations. ALAN CUTLER – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, is a motivational speaker based in Lexington, KY. Visit his website at www.alancutler.com. Had the opportunity to work with the likes of Jimmy Roach, Chris DeCarlo, and Kevin Benson just to name a few. Horne passed away suddenly in December 2016. Famous for the characters Nosmo King and Knish. I remember listening to their spooky stories after a night of trick-or-treating. Left Channel 4 in 2001 to become an anchor at Washington, D.C. Fox Affiliate WTTG Channel 5. Creative Service/Production for WPTT/WJAS/WSHH-Pittsburgh 2003-2006. When former chief meteorologist Jeff Verzela was laid up from an injury, Bowman returned for several weeks to fill the void… and then retired again! Now she anchors from 2-5 p.m. and 8 p.m. She also re-launched her talk show as “Spotlight New Jersey”– a show which focuses on notable people of all ages. BOBBY BENNETT – Former morning jock at WZUM (1967-68). James Fellows Jr | HAL (“HB”) BROWN – Former afternoon drive and evening jock on WAMO (circa 1967-74). talk host. 08/13/2018 at 11:18 AM, Posted by: Posted by: Clark Race was the Dick Clark of Pittsburgh. He also does voice acting for video games and is heard as one of the play-by-play voices in Sega’s NFL game. Posted by: 2018 A Dark Year For Pittsburgh Radio, TV Personalities Death and serious illness were near constant occurrences in Pittsburgh broadcasting this year. From there I launched stations including Ann Arbor, Michigan and oldies Kool 107, then in 1994 I launched Country KIX 96.1 Raleigh, North Carolina. Trance.” I play at clubs and parties all over Canada and in selected cities in the U.S. including Pittsburgh, where I played a few parties over the years.”. Now retired. He is now at WEWS-TV in Cleveland. Station logos are incorporated for illustrative purposes only and are incorporated under the fair use provisions of U.S. John Cigna, the long-time morning radio host on KDKA radio, has died at age 74. Jim whalen | He later moved to New York to follow an acting career where he went by the name J.R. Horne. 01/12/2018 at 05:16 AM. JAN HUTCHINS – former weekend sports anchor at WPXI. Honsberger joined KDKA in 1979 after working as a news anchor at sister station KYW in his hometown of Philadelphia. newcasts, signing off … WENDY KING – co-host of KDKA’s “Party Line” with her late husband Ed, remained in the area after his death. Respectfully submitted! He was truly a motormouth, but a beloved one. I will always remember my grandfather on the back porch listening to "my Pirates" and Bob Prince. He started law school at the same time and also worked at Star 104.5 up until graduation. We also run a small restaurant in the French countryside, so I split time between Phoenix and France. WTAE-TV News Assignment Editor/ Assistant News Director 1979-89. As host of the morning show for over 15 years on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, Jack Bogut was featured on ABC's Good Morning America and in USA TODAY as one of the top 5 highest rated radio personalities in the nation, attaining the rank of #2 in the country. Bowman returned to television weather reporting as the morning meteorologist on KDKA-TV. Not Now. ASA AARONS – Former WPXI Consumer Advocate. 09/07/2017 at 01:21 PM, I WAS ON CAPN JIMS POPEYE SHOW, DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THAT SHOW-----ALSO REMEMBER I couldn't have done it alone. He sat among the kids as Dick Clark did on American Bandstand. Richard Arthur | Dedication & Acknowledgements. He also worked for the legendary “Buzzard” (WMMS), Q-104, WGAR, Cleveland, and “Pirate Radio” WYNF, Tampa Bay, Florida (when it was CBS owned & operated), all the while continuing to develop the creative aspects of his company. There was something in his demeanor that suggested that bigger things were in store for him. Lee Arthur died, from a brain tumor, in the same year. This was around 1959 or very early 60's. Other artists featured on the station included the Four Seasons , the Vogues , Lou Christie (the latter two Pittsburgh-bred), the Beach Boys , the Hollies , the Supremes , Four Tops , and the Turtles . Later returned to his home state of Connecticut. I listened to his show as I got ready for school and still remember his creepy/comical ode to the "Slithery Dee". I left the station as afternoon personality in 1994 to pursue a career in the record business with Sony Music/Columbia Records as Regional Promotion Manager/Northeast for Columbia Nashville. 1996 I put on another country in Baltimore Froggy 100.7. He died Saturday morning in Pittsburgh after becoming ill during a cruise to … He died in 1997 at the age of 84. After many years at 1360 in McKeesport, he left the area for Arizona and Florida before settling in Ohio. Later she was a Senior Producer in Local Programming at WPXI-TV where she was producer of documentaries, commercials, ½ hour shows, and major, live events, including “The Celebrate the Season Parade, presented by Macy’s & WPXI”. Currently broadcasting NFL Cardinals pre-season football, Arena football in Phoenix, talk show work on KTAR in Phoenix, BETH DOLINAR – “From 1986 to 1994 I was an investigative reporter and sometime anchor at WTAE-TV. Bill Burns, Bill Cardille, Bill Currie, Bob Kudzma, Bob Prince and Nellie King, Chilly Billy, Chuck Brinkman, Clark Race, Dick Stockton, Eleanor Schano, Hostess cupcakes, Jack Bogut, Jack Bogut, Jim Quinn, Joe De Nardo, Jr. High Quiz, KQV Radio, Marie Torre, Myron Cope and the Terrible Towel, Night of the Living Dead, Pappin's restaurant, Paul Long, Paul Shannon's Adventure Time, Pittsburgh in the 1960s and 1970s, Ricki & Copper, the Slithery Dee, TV and radio personalities in Pittsburgh, WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh, Reblog Anybody remember Marty Wolfson (I think that was his name) who had a kids program where he told stories and drew the story on a large easel. An Ordained Minister and Senior Pastor of the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in East Liberty. Obituary: Rege Cordic: Popular Pittsburgh radio announcer in '40s, '50s, '60s . Aviva Radbord | Became a reporter for News 10 Now in Syracuse, NY. The major exponent of rock on KDKA radio was disc jockey Clark Race, who also hosted "Dance Party" on KDKA-TV, a local version of Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Heck, we even gave Dennis Miller his first shot opening up for Pittsburgh Today. He was on KDKA and later WTAE. He'd introduce cartoons and shorts by The Three Stooges with the line, "So down goes the curtain - and back up again." Phil Conte | Growing up watching her dad, Bob Pompeani, on KDKA-TV every night, Celina always knew she wanted to end up in broadcasting. 03/09/2019 at 04:20 PM. Sales Executive, 1996 – 1998; Strategic Images, Pittsburgh, SR. Contact him at dbowmaninschools@aol.com or visit his website dennisbowman.net. In 1974 I started working at WEDO and WIXZ in McKeesport. Since 1997, my family and I divide our time between homes in Ben Avon, PA and Greenwich, Connecticut. KENT DERDIVANIS – who was a member of the Pirates’ broadcast team from 1990-1993. KDKA legacy of concern to listeners and employees By Eric on May 27, 2020 • ( 6 Comments ) As KDKA Radio closes in on 100 years of service to Pittsburgh later this year, some listeners and even employees of the station are concerned the Entercom’s current programming approach will tarnish the station’s legacy. Posted in 1960s, 1970s, Pittsburgh, Pop Culture, Television | Permalink, Tags: The U-S Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation – which served as the radio licensing agency of the day — issued the first radio license ever, to KDKA, on October 27 th, 1920. 12/16/2016 at 05:21 PM. Bill Burns joined WDTV as a reporter in 1953 and is best known for anchoring KDKA's noon and 11 pm. Pittsburgh area native Kevin Battle will join “The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert” weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., effective March 9. The Beat continued playing its old school music through Sunday, Oct. 25, before it was blown up in favor of the WAMO hip-hop music. Jim returned to Pittsburgh in 2005 as morning traffic reporter for KDKA/WPCW-TV. Then he was at KAAM-AM 770 in Dallas. (7/9/19). Still keeping a hand in radio while practicing law in Washington, DC, Kelly did weekends and swing at WAVA and Q107. (7/9/19), DARIETH CHISOLM – former WPXI anchor/reporter. Throughout these recordings, you'll hear familiar … Rob | Probably Pittsburgh's most famous meteorologist, De Nardo began his career with KDKA, but is best known for his long career with WTAE from 1969 to 2005. (All that in 9 years) In 2000 came to San Diego as PD of “Soft Oldies” KJQY. Best known for his time as anchor on WTAE from 1969 until 1994. (Update: WJAS changed to a Talk format in August 2014 and dropped Bogut.). My co-Anchors were Mary Robb, Vicki Yates Orr, Patrice King Brown, and Brenda Waters. I was a big talk show fan back in the 80's. After 13Q, worked on WXYZ, WDRQ, WMJC, WCLS, WOMC, then did mornings on WLTI, LITE-FM for 9 years. My clients include ESPN Classic Canada and The Hockey Network. “Nowadays I’m a freelance voice talent in Toronto. Two notables I'd add: Ed and Wendy King. He was the larger-than-life radio/TV play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates until 1975. AL GEE – Former PD and mid-day and evening host at WZUM (1967-68), during the station’s brief fling as an R&B station. Simpson … No longer with Network. Since has moved to Austin, Texas and was afternoon drive for heritage rock station 93.7 KLBJ until September 2006. Kelly and his morning partner, Dan Cooke, moved to Philadelphia in 1983 to do mornings for Cox’s WSSH (which became Z106). Reach me at tvnewsman@hotmail.com. I’m now Director of FM Programming for Susquehanna Radio in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg PA. DON COX – who was the afternoon DJ on 13Q (WKTQ) in the mid-70s, and most recently worked at WPOW-FM (Power 96) in Miami. 01/12/2018 at 05:37 AM. Nuclear War Movie "The Day After" Airs, 10. (December, 2009). « Remembering My First Job - As the Morning Paper Boy | Gormley also talked to KDKA radio personality Jack Bogut Tuesday night, where Bogut noted the prestige that KDKA radio had. Cox passed away suddenly in September of 2003. Marie Torre died, in 1997, at the age of 73, NOT 84. Radio is what we do Learn more about us Photo by AJ Essington Fun Radio The Walter Sterling show is different. I'm not certain about his age, but the fact that he was married in 1961 suggests he's in his early-80s. Posted by: I also recall that he used to promote Pappin's restaurant. Never Miss A Story Or Breaking News Alert! He was probably the market's most popular DJ, on KDKA, and also hosted a popular dance show on KDKA-TV that aired on Saturday afternoon; it ran from 1963 until 1966. Dennis Miller - contributor and guest host of Evening Magazine, got his first on air experience with KDKA. Mangino On KDKA. In 1992 I ran for Congress and won the seat in the 4th Congressional District. (Update: WJAS changed to a Talk format in August 2014 and dropped Cardille as well as Jack Bogut; and, sadly, Cardille passed away in the summer of 2016.). Unfortunately, his reputation was tarnished by a state lottery scandal in the 1980s. Rob | He was president of Harrington & Mitchell Advertising, Inc. for nine years. Moved in 1987 to Detroit as MD/middays with Bobby Hatfield at WDTX (one of the few true “Rock-40” stations at the time). Dem Graphics tho! Does anybody remember him or Mr Wrinkle? JEFF GILBERT – former WEEP/WDSY News Director/Anchor, is a popular news reporter for Infinity’s 950am WWJ/Detroit…often heard on CBS Radio Network news reports…He is also host of the “Car Chronicles” feature heard on that station and other CBS affiliates. Rich can be contacted at antonrs@netzero.net. Note: I was born in McKeesport. He vied with KDKA's Clark Race as the city's most popular DJ. Posted by: Your comment could not be posted. Then “go home” Merkel. Went to Denver with CBS since 2003 as VP/Programming for the market and CBS VP/Classic Hits and Oldies Programming for the company. | Save to del.icio.us LINDA CARSON – former sports and weather person at KDKA-TV, is an anchor/reporter at WWSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Sarasota, Fla. (7/9/19), TERRY CAYWOOD – “After eight years at WDVE I went to 96.1 FM to work with the infamous “Cap’t Showbiz” Ted Atkins on his daring CHR/AOR cross-formatted 96KX…a very interesting experiment, though perhaps misguided(?). Interestingly, Cardille is the only person on my list from WIIC-Channel 11 (NBC's Pittsburgh affiliate). Mike McKay | ANGIE MORESCHI – former WTAE-TV anchor. He is now the main anchor at KPSP-TV (CBS affiliate) in Palm Springs California. JENNIFER LUNT – Was A-J Taylor at KQV and Metro Networks in the late 1990’s and is taking a break from broadcasting. RON KLINK – I worked at stations in Latrobe and Jeannette in the 1970’s. SHAWN YANCY – Former WTAE-TV Reporter and Anchor. Oops it was Hank Stohl who created knish and rodney. Bogie Fan | BOB GIBSON – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, now freelances in New York after many years with all-news WCBS/New York. It's great! Bob Tracey also worked at WJAS and Metro Traffic. 04/08/2017 at 10:00 AM. It's been corrected. Jim whalen | JON SUMMERS – formerly with KQV, WPNT and WTAE, works at WKBW-TV/Buffalo. Journalist. KRIS LONG – WPXI anchor in the mid 1990’s, moved to KNXV-TV 15 in Phoenix, Arizona. All original material on this website is copyright (C) 1998-2021 by Eric O’Brien d/b/a PBRTV. A brief retirement from full-time radio and a return to college studies felt like a good thing to do after new ownership and management suggested it. (*As a side note, Nina was caught on camera on September 11, 2001 running to safety at the time of the attacks at the World Trade Center.). One reason I am in broadcasting to this day in Ohio. LISTEN Anytime FREE On RADIO.COM. During her 15 years behind the microphone, Jennifer served as past president of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters’ Association’s board of directors and was a part of two news teams who won the PAPBA’s Joe Snyder Award for outstanding news service. Tom has since branched into the areas of graphic design and print media. He died in 2018 at the age of 83. Before the quiz show she was known for hosting the Ricki & Copper Show, which starred her dog Copper. Let Advertisers Pay You. After serving four terms I was nominated for the U.S. Senate seat in 2000. I worked with some of the best. I always wanted to be on that show but our school district (Sto-Rox) wasn't chosen in the years I was in high school. Often wondered if those tapes exist. Moved to Honolulu in 1981 and did evenings at KIKI and then mornings at 93FMQ. Previously, sports/news anchor Associated Press Radio Network, DC (’87-94)… Sports Director, Tennessee Radio Network (’85-86)… (7/9/19), DAVE ANTHONY – “I worked from 1979 to 1986 at WEEP/WDSY. Finally after 6 years at KOAA I left TV news for “a new path.” And now have the chance to put my Duquesne University Environmental Science and Management Graduate Degree to work. See below for more details. KDKA-TV Personalities Sponsored By Latest Weather Most Viewed Pennsylvania Health Department Sues Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Angelo's, For … During the Bushy Run Battlefield Park Bicentennial in 1963, I was dressed as a Mohawk Brave and was on the Don Reed King Show on KDKA TV. His son Greg runs the Moon Township motorcycle shop that Bob Tracey founded in the 1960s. I used to watch some of these programs, and the names are very familiar. I'll be making time to read your other posts as well. Later she was at KRXA-AM in Monterey, CA. Sadly, she died from COVID-19 in November 2020 at the age of 88. Keeping my toe in radio, still, by doing occasional weekend fill-ins for WSHH as well as teaching Radio Broadcasting course at Robert-Morris.” Caywood apparently left radio in 2010 and became the Director of Marketing for the Sextant Group. TV & Radio Music Concert Listings Theatre & Dance Art & Architecture Books Events LIFE Life Home Food Buying Here Homes & Gardens Style & … He's now 77 (as of 2020). |. Before joining KDKA News, Emery worked for WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio. Wonder what he’d say today?? Eddy Crow on KDKA Radio. Then I became PD and Promotions Director at 1160 WCCS in Indiana, PA acquired in 2002 by Renda Broadcasting with new sister (and former employer) WLCY Blairsville. (info needed), TRISH BEATTY – who held the afternoon shift at KDKA from 1977 through the end of its run as a music station, was recently director of development at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, Pa. (info needed). Left in 1987.to program WLAC-FM in Nashville. Len | JOHN CROSS – economics editor for WIIC/WPXI from late 1980 to mid-1984 left Pittsburgh to return to Washington DC. He died in 1999 at the age of 66. 03/15/2018 at 02:56 PM. abuser of guitars. This is only a preview. Our AM (XPRS-AM) is the very same frequency that was once XERB…home of Wolfman Jack. (see www.joeleraab.com) for more details. Also the voice of www.webjhn.com and can be found at www.jjsolomon.net. The former WTAE personality held several FM and AM posts through the ’00s; in 2009, she launched a one-hour streaming radio show through the Pittsburgh City Paper. Lynn Cullen Live. moved on to anchor with WFTS, the ABC affiliate in Tampa and then on the investigative team at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. LOL, Posted by: BILL MARTIN – former WPXI weekend anchor in the early 1990’s, is now the 5 PM anchor at Cleveland’s WJW-TV, the Fox affiliate. That was in 1959. 10/03/2017 at 05:31 PM, I believe Hank Snow had a kiddie show on and created Knish and Rodney J., not Paul Shannon. Merkel and Dickson. DAVE MASON – worked at 13Q (WKTQ) 1977-1979…Middays and PD (for 6 months) in it’s near final days as 13Q. KEN MEASE – former sports anchor with KDKA-TV and WPXI, moved on to become a sports anchor and producer at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. for 17 years. In 1978 I came to KDKA starting as the weekend Weather guy I moved to Anchoring the weekends and doing general assignment reporting on the week days. Posted by: Currently PD/middays for the Forever Broadcasting Classic Rock combo- WUZZ & WUUZ – in Meadville/Franklin/Oil City, PA. Glad to be back in “Stillers” country!!! Thanks again. 30 years in TV news was great fun. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he had been a director of President Carter’s White House Conference on Small Business, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee staff and a Business Week reporter. His website is www.terrymcgovern.com. They became the first commercial radio station on Earth on November 2, 1920. She rocked the boat as Pittsburgh's first female TV sports announcer, first appearing on KDKA in 1973. was one of his most famous sayings. Pittsburgh's KDKA Radio is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making it the oldest commercial radio station in the U.S. Its first broadcast on … We shifted to “Oldies” in 2000, and a year later shifted dial position and calls…currently PD and mornings at KOCL (95.7) San Diego; middays KSBL (101.7) in Santa Barbara, Middays on KKFG, Farmington, NM, Weekends on WLCL Atlanta, and “Beatles Radio Show’” host on Classic Rock KGB, San Diego. He resides with his wife near the Pro-football Hall of fame in the Canton, OH Area and works with Copley Newspapers of Ohio as a Retail Sales and Electronic Marketing Representative. (This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, just the people who made a lasting impression with me.). Now working as a traffic reporter for Clear Channel’s Washington DC Cluster. 1987-1991; Columbus: WOSU-TV, WCOL-FM, WCOL-AM 1973-1978; Key West, FL: Television/Multimedia Coordinator for Monroe County (Florida Keys) government 1997-2010. He's now in his late 70s (as of 2020). (7/9/19), BOB CERMINARA – Former reporter at WJAS, WEDO and KQV. Forgot account? Does anyone remember this show or who may have been the host? He previously worked with the Buffalo-based Empire Sports Network and did play-by-play for the now defunct Buffalo Destroyers Arena Football. I have no idea what channel that was. Loisrae | Posted by: BOB DECARLO – KQV morning man in the 1970s, is the program director and morning personality at B-95 in Panama City, Fla. VINCE DELISI – a Duquesne University graduate who worked at KDKA-TV and WTAE Radio. Mike Bowman | ART PALLAN – retired to Fort Myers, Florida after working more than 40 years at WWSW and KDKA radio. I had the honor and pleasure of working with and knowing some of the greatest radio folks ever (and just great people!!) What about Reg Cordic! Bogut came to Pittsburgh in 1968, working for KDKA Radio. You can read more at dariethchisolm.com. You had to be in eighth grade to be on. Trunzo passed away at the age of 70 in July 2013. Matthew Erich "Mancow" Muller (born June 21, 1966) is an American radio and television personality, actor, and former child model. ROXANNE STEIN – former WPXI anchor, is an anchor and medical reporter at WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla. MIKE STEELE – Former middays at 106.7 The Force until AMFM (turned Clear Channel) cluster bought the station and changed to The X at 105.9. was moved to WDVE weekends/swing shifts from 1995 to 2000. Not very knowledgeable about sports, she lasted just two years. Having trouble reading this image? None of this exist! Retired to Florida. Graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2002…and worked swing & fill-in at the Bob & Tom flagship in Indy – WFBQ Q95 till Pennsylvania called us back home in 2004. But this new job is fantastic. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. All business, Burns had a gruff, Lou Grant type persona and was the consummate professional. 02/16/2017 at 11:58 AM. NEAL SPENCE – I am now retired and living in Daytona Beach, Florida and married to my high school sweetheart, Jan. CLARKE INGRAM – air talent at 96KX, WHTX and B-94, went on to become Operations Manager of KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona and PD of co-owned KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona, making it the highest-rated Top 40 station in the nation. JOHN SANDERS – formerly of KDKA, does cable TV play by play for the Cleveland Indians and works for the Big East basketball network. 888 688 WALT. KDKA radio is now 100 years old! Click Here to Find Out More. Stephen Chatman, former WYEP-FM host. Posted by: 03/17/2018 at 01:34 PM. He reminded me of Pat Sajak. PBRTV understands he’s living in the Pittsburgh area awaiting a new radio opportunity. (info needed), DENNIS BOWMAN – the former WPXI weather forecaster, moved on to be on the air at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. Posted by: What I remember best about the show was the Hostess cupcakes she handed out to kids in the audience who were celebrating their birthdays. Pittsburgh Personalities Sponsored By Pittsburgh’s “Twitterati” Here in the ‘Burgh, we are lucky to have some of the most interesting and interactive people on Twitter. Prior to her return to Pittsburgh in 1988, Susan was a Reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC from 1985 to 1988, and the weeknight 6pm Co-Anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV from 1981-1985. Host of the children's show Adventure Time which aired weekday afternoons at 4:00 on WTAE. He was also on the national AFTRA board. Diana Ross' Central Park Concert Disrupted by Thunderstorms, 4. 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