A scan of 1320wjas.com shows that Mike McGann’s picture is no longer there. Although a quick glance at the photos page (almost 10 a.m.) shows many of McGann’s photos are still there. Mike has spent the past several years with WJAS as Program Director and afternoon drive host.
Update: Reached this morning via email, McGann declined to comment, saying only that “budget cuts are the rule in radio now — it is what it is.” PBRTV also asked Renda Broadcasting for comment; a company official could only confirm that McGann is no longer with the station, and was being replaced by John Tesh.
A native of East Liberty and Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs, McGann was heard in the 1970s and ’80s on the former WIXZ (1360), WTAE (1250) and WTAE-FM/WXKX-FM (96.1). In 1983, he became vice president and general manager of WRKZ-FM (now WMHX-FM) in Hershey, later working in similar roles at stations in Allentown, Butler and Altoona, as well as for Bellefonte-based cable TV company Tele-Media Corp.
McGann returned to Pittsburgh to work at WJAS in December 2002. In 2006 he received the March of Dimes Achievement in Radio award for “best afternoon show” on a music station.
UPDATE (3/6/08): PBRTV thanks its readers for their comments and concerns about Mike McGann and WJAS. We have decided to close the comment box for this entry at this time.