It’s been 20 years since “the day the music died” on KDKA-AM (1020). According to the Youngstown Vindicator article of April 11, 1992, the news, talk and information format was to replace the music format that day. Larry Richert who worked as a disc jockey during that time, closed his show that Friday with Don McLean’s “American Pie”. The station was known for music for the nearly 72 years prior dating back to its 1920 beginnings.