Longtime KQV (1410) afternoon news anchor Steve Lohle died today at his home in Beaver County of an apparent heart attack, the station announced. Lohle was 58.
A graduate of North Hills High School, Lohle began working for KQV in 1974, one year before the station switched to its current “all-news” format.
KQV News Director Frank Gottleib said that Lohle came to KQV from stints at WQRC-FM in Hyannis, Mass., where he covered the Chappaquiddick incident, and WMAS/WHVY-FM in Springfield, Mass.
Lohle co-anchored afternoon drive newscasts with another KQV veteran, Joe Fenn.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, son Colin, father Edward Lohle, and a brother and sister. Lohle was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine, who died last month.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. PBRTV extends its deepest sympathy to KQV and the Lohle family.