Catch the show live on great stations like KMOX, KDKA and WSB. Moved in 1987 to Detroit as MD/middays with Bobby Hatfield at WDTX (one of the few true “Rock-40” stations at the time). (Update: WJAS changed to a Talk format in August 2014 and dropped Bogut.). In 1987 he helped turn around a company that was acquired by GE Capital Mortgage Corporation, where he was vice president, corporate communications. After WNRJ imploded, moved out to Indianapolis, IN for a 10 year run as PD/Mornings at AAA formatted WTTS until 2000. I’m also a techno DJ of some note under the name “Dr. Now news director at KDKA under the name Marshall Adams. LYNN HINDS – “Not WDVE, ever. Before arriving in Pittsburgh, he worked in New York on WCBS-FM, Boston at WBZ and Hartford at WDRC. I used to watch some of these programs, and the names are very familiar. BLAKE LAWRENCE – I was morning man and APD at 96KX (WXKX) in 1977-78 before following PD Bobby Christian to Chicago and WMET. Shift changes at 3WS elminated my shift there- it broke my heart, but that’s the business. ART PALLAN – retired to Fort Myers, Florida after working more than 40 years at WWSW and KDKA radio. 03/17/2018 at 01:34 PM. Posted by: Lynn Cullen Live. 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. Phil Conte | Later she was at KRXA-AM in Monterey, CA. Listen to KDKA 1020 AM internet radio online for free on Marie Torre died, in 1997, at the age of 73, NOT 84. I worked with some of the best. While from Ohio, I spent a lot of time in the 60's and 70's at my grandparents home near Beaver Falls. All radio streams and radio stations at one glance. Unfortunately, his reputation was tarnished by a state lottery scandal in the 1980s. 12/07/2016 at 10:49 AM. JAN HUTCHINS – former weekend sports anchor at WPXI. That was in 1959. Her claim to fame was going to jail for 10 days for refusing to reveal one her sources when she was a newspaper reporter in New York in the 1950s. And Frothingslosh! Any ideas..? Now an instructor for the Austin campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Mix 94.7 weekender. He later returned to the Pittsburgh area to talk about weather, but in school and community productions and his vantriloquist dummies. Dem Graphics tho! Mike Bowman | Richard Arthur | BOB GIBSON – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, now freelances in New York after many years with all-news WCBS/New York. Also owner of 1150 WGBN New Kensington. T.J. WINICK – WTAE’s Westmoreland County Bureau Chief from 1998-2000. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. If you have any updates or would like to add your listing to this page, please fill out the form below. (December, 2009). & are not affiliated with ABC, Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, NBC, NFL Network, The Weather Channel, Univision or … He is an avid bike rider, certified private pilot, and a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol and a new Daddy. VICKI (aka VICKI ESPOSITO)  – Pittsburgh: 13Q, WKTQ, WJAS–1978-1986; WLTJ, WEZE, WMXP(Mix Jams?) Loisrae | KDKA-TV Hires New Meteorologist - Pittsburgh, PA - With two forecasters departing in the past year, the station has bolstered its forecasting staff. In 1998 i launched WSOX. Please enable JavaScript if you would like to comment on this blog. So far I've read the posts about the new shopping center, the visit to Forbes Field and the touching tribute to your baby brother - it was beautifully written, and brought tears to my eyes (by the way, my middle name is Alan). Now live in Newtwon PA outside of Philly. He is now the main anchor at KPSP-TV (CBS affiliate) in Palm Springs California. Thanks again. Posted by: In San Diego, many U.S. companies lease Mexican signals. KENT DERDIVANIS – who was a member of the Pirates’ broadcast team from 1990-1993. TV & Radio Music Concert Listings Theatre & Dance Art & Architecture Books Events LIFE Life Home Food Buying Here Homes & Gardens Style & … Merkel and Steve. You can reach me at (7/9/19), DEAN CONNORS – worked at WOMP-FM in Wheeling 1987 – 1992 (as Dean Fredericks), moved to WXRB (the Rebel) as one of the original jocks there (as James Dean) Left for gigs in Harrisburg and Chattanooga before returning to program WASP-AM & FM in Uniontown, until they were bought and turned into Froggy stations (yuk!) Listen to KDKA 1020 AM, WLTJ - Q92.9 and Many Other Stations from Around the World I wrote to him for advice about having a career as a meteorologist and he replied. “KDKA had such prestige in the marketplace and nationally that we could call and say, would you do that, … and we kind of traded favors that way,” Bogut said. Jim whalen | JIM MERKEL – Currently doing voiceovers from home studio. Click Here to Find Out More. Posted in 1960s, 1970s, Pittsburgh, Pop Culture, Television | Permalink, Tags: Below are vignettes of the history of KDKA Radio created by KDKA Reporter James Garrity. just another carbon based life form trying to keep in tune and time. Went back into law practice, which I am still doing. BOB GIBSON – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, now freelances in New York after many years with all-news WCBS/New York. From there I went on to do stations in Houston, Texas 610 KILT and Detroit AM 1130 WCXI. 12/16/2016 at 05:21 PM. When was this - in the 1980s, or earlier? Bob Tracey also worked at WJAS and Metro Traffic. Situated close to the airport, he groused about the planes' flight patterns that brought them over his house. 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! He spent time at Washington’s WJLA 7 and is now news director at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WV. | | Digg This BARRY KAYE – former DJ at WJAS in the 50s– known by locals as the DJ in whose basement The Del Vikings were first recorded (a couple guys even had to crawl into a closet! Enjoy past shows by clicking here. (All that in 9 years) In 2000 came to San Diego as PD of “Soft Oldies” KJQY. Cordic died April 16, 1999, at age 72. He lives in Washington, DC and has been active in a gay and lesbian organizations, including the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to bring the US into conformity with the rest of the civilized world and allow gay and lesbian military members to cease lying about their sexuality as they defend the country. talk host. Memories of Pittsburgh TV & Radio Personalities from My Childhood Growing up in the Pittsburgh area in the 1960s and '70s meant that media personalities from KDKA TV/Radio, WTAE and KQV loomed very large in my young life. Listen To 100.1 FM And AM 1020 KDKA, A News-Talk Station Based In Pittsburgh. 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. Eddy Crow on KDKA Radio. 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. Bogie Fan | Dennis Miller - contributor and guest host of Evening Magazine, got his first on air experience with KDKA. Two notables I'd add: Ed and Wendy King. JEFF LONG – Former news director/anchor for WLTJ-FM (1984-1989) is now senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO, the home church of radio icon Rush Limbaugh. I was on Clark Race's local dance show. 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. (info needed). 30 years in TV news was great fun. Jim returned to Pittsburgh in 2005 as morning traffic reporter for KDKA/WPCW-TV. She died in 1989 at the age of 49. His daughter Patti also worked for KDKA and was very popular. 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. Main I guess I have Paul Shannon to blame for my life-long addiction to the Three Stooges. He died in 2002 at the age of 86. He died in 1990 at the age of 80. 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. Jack Wheeler, former KDKA-AM talk show host. 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. Best known for hosting Chiller Theater and Studio Wrestling on Saturdays. She also hosts PCNC shows, including the weekly “Aesthetic Medicine”, and has hosted shows about pets, cooking, travel, medicine & cable issues. They became the first commercial radio station on Earth on November 2, 1920. 888 688 WALT. Bennett died in September 2015 at age 72. Meteorologist Kristin Emery joined the KDKA-TV team in 2012 and is happy to be back home with family in Southwestern Pennsylvania. (7/9/19). David | 06/13/2019 at 11:28 AM. He died in 1997 at the age of 84. (7/9/19), SHAWN ANDERSON – Weekend DJ/sports, WCVI, Connellsville, 1976-77…Weekend DJ, WCLG-FM, Morgantown, WV, 1977-81….Evening, later Afternoon DJ/Sports, WJHB, Greensburg, PA, 1981-82. KDKA people (16 P) Pages in category "Radio personalities from Pittsburgh" The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total. I listened to his show as I got ready for school and still remember his creepy/comical ode to the "Slithery Dee". Popular KQV DJ in the late 60s thru early 70s when he was in his 20s. Presently working at the Butler County Radio Network – WISR, WBUT & WLER. Public Figure. JOHN CROSS – economics editor for WIIC/WPXI from late 1980 to mid-1984 left Pittsburgh to return to Washington DC. I am something of a radio buff, especially the history of broadcasting, which is why I've always had a warm spot for KDKA. He died in 2008 at the age of 79. Bowman returned to television weather reporting as the morning meteorologist on KDKA-TV. Mike Bowman | abuser of guitars. (7/9/19), JACK CHRISTOPHER – aka “Cadillac Jack”….air personality at WDSY FM from 1983-1994. I was a big talk show fan back in the 80's. She died in 1997 at the age of 73. (7/9/19). RON LEWIS – Former Metro Networks traffic reporter and WEAE sports anchor. 01/12/2018 at 05:37 AM. (Name and email address are required. A terrific job, learned a lot, had tons fof fun, and the fantastic opportunity to work with folks like Jack Bogut, O’Brien & Garry, Jim Quinn, Larry Richert, Myron Cope (our offices were right next door to each other…Yoi! Introduction : Heather Abraham is… Read More » Heather Abraham KDKA, Bio, Wedding, Husband, Height, Age, Married This is a list of notable American talk radio hosts who express a liberal or progressive viewpoint, past and present. (Although this show and Adventure Time had a live studio audience of kids I never had a desire to be on either.) WENDY KING – co-host of KDKA’s “Party Line” with her late husband Ed, remained in the area after his death. Kelly returned to Honolulu for one year program KKUA and then returned to Philadelphia in 1987 to do mornings at WIOQ. He had a radio nostalgia website at – website no longer active. 03/01/2017 at 10:20 AM. He was old then. I did work for KQV and WTAE radio. This list may not reflect … Interestingly, Cardille is the only person on my list from WIIC-Channel 11 (NBC's Pittsburgh affiliate). "Kiss it Good-bye!" Does anybody remember him or Mr Wrinkle? There was the Slav garbageman, whose house was on the cover of a trade magazine called "Better Homes and Garbage." Since has moved to Austin, Texas and was afternoon drive for heritage rock station 93.7 KLBJ until September 2006. For me he wore out his welcome rather quickly. Byer passed away on October 31, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Oldies “Kool” moved to 99.3 in 2003…and was gone by fall 2005, when I became morning news co-host on KOGO (AM 600). Merkel and Dickson., JAY MITCHELL – WJPA AM/FM Washington, PA, Program Director 1968 – 1977; WNEU AM Wheeling, WV, Mid-days 1977 – 1978; WWSW AM/FM Pittsburgh, Evenings 1978 – 1979; WWSW (3WS) Evenings, 1979 – 1983; WTAE AM Pittsburgh, Evenings 1983 – 1987; WWSW (3WS) Pittsburgh, Weekends 2001 – 2003; 84 Lumber in Eighty Four, PA, PR Director 1987 – 1989; Harrington & Mitchell, Pittsburgh, VP/Sales 1989 – 1996; Production Masters, Pittsburgh, SR. Your comment could not be posted. I still voicetrack for Clear Channel’s KKFG in Farmington, NM, and do TV work in San Diego for KUSI-TV, KPBS-TV and XETV. Crowtopia. 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.) Before he went over to the "network" side Dick Stockton was KDKA TV's sports director from 1967-1971 when he was only in his his 20s. He began at KDKA as a news anchor and reporter working the night shift, and as John Cigna and Roy Fox’s newsman. There was a show on wtae in the early 1970's that televised a local fashion show. Hi Mike, that's interesting since this is the first time I'm hearing of this person. ), Don Burns, Sara Lockard, Jay Davis, Johnny Williams, Jay Mitchell, Jim Harrington, Alan Jennings, John Poister, Hank Baughman, Clarke Ingram, Neal Spense, Susie Barbour, and many more…even a brief moment with Scott Paulsen when did afternoon drive there (hard to imagine such a fantastic group of people in one place at one time). Posted by: Went crosstown to 96.1 HitRadio 96 WHTX with Captain ShowBiz & Cary Pall in 1983 for PM Drive. In addition, he is the long-time meteorologist for ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV. KDKA At 70: A Look Back At Pittsburgh's Oldest TV Station - Pittsburgh, PA - The former WDTV has been home to a number of local and nationally famous on-air personalities. 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(?). 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. She later returned to WPXI as the late night anchor but left again and eventually started her own company. Diana Ross' Central Park Concert Disrupted by Thunderstorms, 4. She started her journalism career early, after getting hired at WTOV-9 in Steubenville, Ohio, during her junior year of college. 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