KDKA-AM (1020) host Fred Honsberger will be celebrating 30 years with the station this Thursday, February 26. There will be a special edition of “The Fred Honsberger Show” from noon-3pm hosted by Mike Pintek and John Cigna.

The show will feature special, surprise guests and some rare airchecks – including one from Honsberger’s early days in radio as Harrisburg radio DJ “Big Fred”.

Honsberger joined KDKA in 1979 as a news anchor and served as news director from 1984-1989 prior to hosting his own show and replacing Mike Levine.

This year marks the fifth consecutive year that he has been listed in Talkers magazine on the list of the industry’s 250 most important talk show hosts. This year he was number 73.