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Oct 26 2011

Chedwick’s show is done

Porky Chedwick has announced that his weekly, one-hour program will no longer air on WEDO-AM (810). Last Friday, October 21, Chedwick made the announcement that after nearly 2 months on the air, no sponsors had signed on to support the program. That program ended up being the last. “We’re done,” the 93-year-old legendary DJ told the Post-Gazette, “it wasn’t a good situation.”

WEDO General Manager John James said that once hearing the announcement on last weeks program, many listeners – mostly listening from out of town on the stations internet feed – offered to contribute money to keep the program going. James added that the station needed business or corporate sponsors since its a commercial station, not donations from individuals. 

Chedwick’s wife, Jeannie said, “It was his decision to go off the air, not mine. It’s a sad situation that a man in the music industry for 63 years can’t find a home on the radio.” Mrs. Chedwick said they may explore an online web stream if another radio opportunity doesn’t come along.