May 10 2012

A few notes…

  • Susan Koeppen will be back at the 6:00 p.m. anchor desk of KDKA-TV (2) come Monday. It’s the second return for Koeppen who collapsed while running in November due to a congenital heart problem. She underwent bypass surgery after the life-threatening run and returned to the anchor desk in January for about six weeks. In early March she underwent surgery to repair a heart valve and has been off since. She will return to both the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts on May 28. (PG)
  • The KDKA-AM (1020) jingles have become more “authentic”. That is to say that they actually sing, “K-D-K-A PITTS-burgh!” once again. It’s not the original package from the 70s, but it sounds like it’s an update to the package that has been used for the last several years.
  • Our “wandering eye” has been keeping tabs on Paul Mahwinney’s record collection once known as “Record Rama”. The collection had remained stored in the last location in of the store for some years after its closing. The collection has been sold… and this is what’s left..