Jack Bogut, currently morning drive host on WJAS-AM (1320) will be inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in a ceremony scheduled for November 6 in Akron, Ohio. Bogut has been on the air in Pittsburgh since 1968 when he came to KDKA-AM (1020) where he was for 15 years before moving over to the former WTAE-AM (1250). In the late 1980s, he became the morning host at Renda’s WSHH (“WISH 99.7”) and after a brief break, returned to WJAS in the mid-1990s. His career began in his native Montana and moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah before coming to Pittsburgh.
“We here at WJAS and Renda Broadcasting are extremely proud of Jack and his accomplishments,” said Chris Shovlin, promotions director and PM drive host, “I know a lot of people still identify him with the station that begins with a ‘K’, but he actually has worked for Renda for more years than any company.” Jack also hosts “Spotlight Pittsburgh” on WJAS’ sister station WMNY-AM (1360 McKeesport).
Bogut seems humbled by the recognition saying simply, “I am truly surprised and honored.”
In addition to being a well-known broadcaster, Bogut is also an author, storyteller and public speaker who has entertained audiences all across the nation.