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Sep 15 2015

In memory: Joe Gearing

Gearing in 2006 (Courtesy: Marshall Adams)

Gearing in 2006 (Courtesy: Marshall Adams)

Joe Gearing passed away Monday just days before his 81st birthday. Gearing was a talk show host at several stations in the area including 1130 WASP in Brownsville, WJAS (1320) before the station had it’s “13Q” years. and twice at KDKA (1020) – first from 1974-1980 and again from 1987-1990. More recently Gearing facilitated paid programs on WEDO (810 McKeesport) and WKHB (620 Irwin). In addition to his radio career, he once served as a magistrate in Westmoreland County. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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  1. Nick Lemonakis

    So Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Gearing,Prayers for his family.
    I am familiar with his body of work at 1320 WJAS and KDKA but he also did a Sunday night show early on at WKTQ 13Q pin the early seventies when Heftel first changed the format to chr.

  2. Phil Zmenkowski

    I Met Joe in 1974 he was Working at WQTW 1570, Then Later at WBCW 1530.He Worked at alot of Local stations. He Had the True “Radio Voice”. I Belive His Son Also was Working In radio.

  3. Ed DeHart

    I had the pleasure of working with Joe somewhere between 1969 to 1971 at WNUF (100.7) back during its Big Band music days. I remember Joe also doing weekends at the original WZUM playing top 40.

  4. Ed Sherlock

    Joe was a great person and did it all.. talk,music ect and always had a good comment or two..
    Joe was not an announcer he talked to you as they say at the coffee table. As Tony Graham once a PD
    at KDKA RADIO,told me”we want people who don’t sound like an announcer..

    The Best to the Family
    Ed Sherlock
    WSDE-AM LITE 94.3 FM

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