- CBS Radio Pittsburgh – including stations KDKA-AM (1020), KDKA-FM (93.7), WBZZ-FM (100.7) and WDSY-FM (107.9) – will host the second annual “eat. drink. Pittsburgh” on Saturday, February 21 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, downtown. Attendees are welcome to enjoy samples from many Pittsburgh restaurants, try out some new products and taste some new wines and beers. VIP tickets are $75 and include a 5:00 p.m. admission and exclusive events. General admission opens at 6:30 p.m. and those tickets are $40.
- Meanwhile, KDKA-AM held their annual “Warmathon” this past Thursday and Friday to raise money for the Dollar Energy Fund. The two-day event raised over $400,000 and will help more than 1100 families maintain basic utility service. The first such event was held in 2009
- Also this past week, KDKA announced that CBS News Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett will be the Keynote Speaker at the Larry Richert Honors our Hometown Heroes scheduled for Thursday, March 5. Also scheduled to speak is US Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh. Tickets to the event are $125 and proceeds go to It’s About the Warrior Foundation.
Each year, Larry’s Heroes honors five ordinary individuals within the community who have done extraordinary things. This year a Lifetime Hero Award has been added. The recipient of this new award is Dr. Stanley Marks of UPMC who is focused on finding a cancer cure. The five other honorees for 2015 include:
- Officer James Williams – a Munhall Borough officer who brought Project Lifesaver to Allegheny County to help and protect people with cognitive disorders.
- Renno Young – a Bethel Park High School senior who carried his neighbor and an oxygen tank from her burning home
- Lisa Bills – Domestic Infant Adoption Social Worker who has placed 89 children into their “forever home”.
- Joel Vanucci – founder and director of Project Succeed who has helped over 500 students receive a Keystone Oaks High School Diploma.
- Sister Mary Thaddeus Markelewicz, President and CEO of the McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton where they provide comprehensive services to people with mental and physical disabilities with a state-of-the-art school, training and employment programs, community homes and a residential campus.
- Each hero will receive a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice.