As rumored in Pittsburgh broadcasting circles for several weeks, the legendary “Bossman” of the city’s oldies scene is headed to Florida.
Porky Chedwick, 90, and his wife Jeanie are moving to Tarpon Springs, near Tampa, writes Scott Tady of the Beaver County Times.
A native of the Mon Valley, Chedwick became famous spinning rhythm and blues records on Homestead’s WHOD (860), now WAMO, when few other white DJs would play so-called “race” music by African-American artists.
He was later heard on WWSW-FM, the former WEEP, and Scottdale’s WLSW-FM. Most recently, Chedwick had a monthly guest slot on Jeannette-licensed WKFB (770).
“I’m going to live my life in shorts and sandals now,” Chedwick tells Tady, adding that he hopes to occasionally DJ dances in Florida among other “transplanted Pittsburghers.”