With a heavy heart, we announce that former WTAE-AM (1250) General Manager Ted Atkins has died. Mr. Atkins was surrounded in his last days by family, friends and former co-workers, all of whom shared great admiration for this man whom they all referred to as “Captain Showbiz”.
In addition to WTAE Radio, Atkins worked locally at WWSW-AM/FM; several stations in Denver, Colorado in the 1950s & 60s, Kansas City, Kansas AND Missouri. On the list of well known stations: CKLW Detroit, KHJ Los Angeles and KIIS Los Angeles. He retired in Pittsburgh with his wife Karen.