Longtime KQV (1410) program director Erik Selby died unexpectedly on Monday, reports news director Frank Gottlieb.

Arrangements are under the care of McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars.

Additional details will be posted when they become available.

UPDATE: (12:17 a.m. 4/29/09) Erik Selby joined KQV in 1992 after DJ stints at WPLW and WEZE-FM. He worked along side his wife, Susan Barr Selby who is the advertising traffic manager. KQV News director Frank Gottlieb praised Selby, telling the Post-Gazette, “He did the work behind the scenes that makes what we do possible.” Mr. Selby, as a fan of old-time radio, brought to KQV’s nighttime schedule “When Radio Was,” a syndicated series of classic radio dramas and mysteries appealing to the early radio fans.

More recently, Selby developed an interest in farming. In 2007, along with his wife, he started the Meadow Rock Farm and Gardens – an organic farm near Butler. He was also a member of the Herbal Thymes Club and two Agriculture groups. (Eric O’Brien, PBRTV Webmaster)