2004-2006

Mailbag posts from 2004-2006.

January 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric: There was a fellow named George Eisenhauer, who was the voice of KDKA-TV for many years..In fact, when he retired and moved to New York (I think), KDKA gave him the old RCA 77DX microphone that he used in the …

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February 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, to answer your reader Nick’s question, 770 WKFB is 750 watts non-directional and operates from local sunrise to sunset. Regards, Clarke Ingram. (February 23, 2004) In response to a gentlemen that posted about a song he heard on AM 770 …

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March 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] The new Air American Network is such a breathe of fresh air. Let’s hope that WURP, the new 660, 770 or someone picks up this liberal network in Pittsburgh. You can listen to its stream at www.super62.com or on XM channel …

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April 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] From the VARTV Editor regarding WQEX/16… Does anyone plan on recording the switch tomorrow (4/30) at 2PM? I’d like to see it… Bob Corbin editor@VARTV.com http://www.VARTV.com/ (April 29, 2004) Eric’s Response: If anyone can help Bob out…it would be great! What ever happened …

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May 2004

To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up. He was afternoon drive on KDKA big Time. One of his big promotions was a walk to washington pa from pittsburgh. RD Summers, Jim Dudas, Gee Whiz George, .all of the 103.9 jocks also, they all play that song and they …

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June 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] I think that allowing Howard Stern back on to Pittsburgh Radio is a good thing. People over react to him and my feelings are if you do not want to listen to him THEN DON’T but everyone has the freedom of …

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July 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] I know I am a bit late sending my comments on the format change at 93.7, but better late than never. Like most people, I am saddened at the loss of B937 as I have been listening to it since around …

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August 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] I managed to dig up a few more places than had been mentioned where the old Group W style logos are still alive and kicking: WINS-AM/New York, KYW-AM/Philadelphia, WJZ-TV/Baltimore, KDKA-AM/Pittsburgh, WOWO-AM/Fort Wayne (which Group W sold in 1982!), KPIX-TV/San Francisco, KMIH-FM/Mercer …

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September 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Actually, the deal was Star went to Keymarket and the two Ams there went to Forever. Since then, Froggy in Grove City (Formerly Cat Country) has now moved in with the two AMs in New Castle. Not sure if it’s happened …

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November 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Hi Eric, I was a student in Pittsburgh 1985 – 1988. I am trying to locate playlists, etc. to form my own collection of “alternative before it was alternative” for myself and my college roommate. WXXP is the station we listened …

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December 2004

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Speaking of 3WS, a few other things ended along with the all-holiday format. Word is that one of their production directors and weekender Clarke Ingram have left the building, along with the Friday night disco show. (December 26, 2004) Eric’s Response: …

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January 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Hi Eric, just wanted to let you know WVLY 1370AM is running promos that Howard Monroe will be interveiwing the station manager of WVTX ch-28 on Monday Jan. 31. They are also running a promo that they are broadcasting on Comcast …

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February 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Dear Eric There is a photo of Johnstown in todays Post Gazette. I shows the mayor in front of a building called the Swank building that they are going to tear down. When WCRO was the major rock station the the …

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March 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, Anyone hear anything about 3WS? I caught part of a commercial yesterday about a new all female morning show. I don’t know if this was some kind of promotion or something real! Then I thought that maybe Jim Merkel decided …

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April 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, I was wondering about the same thing but, with WTAE TV’s Wendy Bell? I was really surprised to see Andrew Stockey doing news!!! I know it’s almost May sweeps… Just was wondering if you had heard anything? Sincerely, Ryan, Kennedy …

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May 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, the song Amy is looking for is “Laurie (Strange Things Happen)” by Dickey Lee, which was a (minor) hit in 1965. The events of the song transpire just a little bit differently than her description. A Google search for “Laurie” …

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June 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Hi Eric, Maybe you can throw this on the board as a “where are they now?” question. Tony Warner did sports at WTOV-TV/Steuenville about 30 years ago. He left there for a sports job in Little Rock, Ark., but I’ve lost …

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July 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Hi. My name is Stephanie McElrath. I am a totally blind radio listener. I was born in Florda and now I live in Greensburg Pa. First I have a radio dj question. Does anyone remember Debbie Wilde from the x? I …

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August 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] K-JACK 60’s-70’s-80’s radio launches in Pittsburgh via net radio. For net radio listeners,the first Jack style station has landed in Pittsburgh via the net. MetroCities Communications which owns 3 net stations in Pittsburgh, on July 25th dumped it’s 3 1/2 year …

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September 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Does anyone know what happened to Dr. Frank Conrad’s garage, the birthplace of KDKA? I understand it was in storeage somewhere, awaiting funding to turn it into a museum. Albert McGilvray WAZT News 10 Woodstock, VA (September 30, 2005) Eric’s Response: …

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October 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Hi I like KDKA’s new look and logo. I was a little surprised they dropped the “Hometown Advantage” moniker but I do like the “Local News First” slogan. Sorry to violate the no email on the logo policy. Just thought I’d …

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November 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Former KDKA newsman John Haidar (correct spelling) died about 10 years ago of a heart attack. Although he had an acting career before he came to Pittsburgh in the late 1960s, he was not on “Soap.” Vic (November 30, 2005) What …

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December 2005

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Do you know where Dallas Don and Mike Lee of WPIT went? This was a long time ago. (December 30, 2005) Happy New Year, Eric Just a quick note that longtime Pittsburgh Radio legend, Chuck Brinkman is out at KLUV in …

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January 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] WCWB – “We’re the “CW” for the ‘Burgh!” Oops, wrong station! Sorry. Albert McGilvray WAZT TV10 Woodstock, VA (January 30, 2006) I’m sending this to any station I can find and you were the first. I found this both interesting and …

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February 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Thank you for putting me in the “Where are they Now?” listings…A New Jersey TV viewer called to inform me, they’d done a search and found out more about me here…I was hired as the 5pm coanchor and medical beat reporter …

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March 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, KDKA appears to have a new website. It also says on the site that John McIntyre is on during the week nights. Is this new information or have I been sleeping to long? Thanks. Chris (March 31, 2006) Eric’s Response: …

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April 2006

To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up. Hi Eric, With all the news of Opie & Anthony taking over for David Lee Roth, Do you think K ROCK will keep the same music format with the very low ratings they have had? Thanks, Todd (April 24, 2006) Eric’s …

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May 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] I have searching the net for days and can’t find an answer for Pittsburgh radio. Would you please advise me. I’m looking for the name of a weekly radio show back in the fifties. It started off by saying “Welcome to …

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June – August 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Jazzz Impressions is currently on 107.1 Sam-FM, I think WGSM is the call letters. It’s on with Jim DiCesare Sundays from 9-11 and is required listening with coffee and breakfast at my house. Kevin Bortz (August 24, 2006) Eric, When Jennifer …

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September-October 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Stephanie Greathouse used to work with with Gary Love on 92.9. Her Christmas CD is a favorite in our house and I enjoy when my two daughters remember to listen to it. Is there any update on where Stephanie went to …

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November-December 2006

[important]To read in chronological order, start at the bottom and work your way up.[/important] Eric, Check this out–an icon giving credit to one of our own! Ed http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/entertainment/10611056/detail.html (December 30, 2006) Is Don Gable (the Observer) still around and also Raymond “the condemned”? Thanks Eric Love your web site. Jim (December 28, 2006) Hey Eric, this is …

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