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ASA AARONS – Former WPXI Consumer Advocate. Now at WNBC in New York in the same capacity.
KEITH ABRAMS – Worked weekends for Joel Raab, Alan Furst and Barry Mardit at WEEP-AM while attending Clarion and was then hired by Bobby Christian for swing on the original 96KX in 1982 (which rocked, cause I wanted to BE Suitcase Simpson!). Moved to evenings and APD/MD when Hitradio 96/WHTX was born (by the good Captain Showbiz!). Became the Program Director in late ’83 (again thanks to the Captain) and remained till ’89. I had the honor and pleasure of working with and knowing some of the greatest radio folks ever (and just great people!!) while in Pittsburgh through the 80’s –way to many to list! Programmed in Memphis, Charlotte, Seattle in the 90’s and moved to Salt Lake to manage a cluster in 1999. Have been in Denver with CBS since 2003 as VP/Programming for the market and CBS VP/Classic Hits and Oldies Programming for the company. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAWN ANDERSON – Weekend DJ/sports, WCVI, Connellsville, 1976-77…Weekend DJ, WCLG-FM, Morgantown, WV, 1977-81….Evening, later Afternoon DJ/Sports, WJHB, Greensburg, PA, 1981-82. NOW…PM Drive anchor on top-rated all-newser WTOP, Washington, DC since 1998. Been at WTOP since 1995. Previously, sports/news anchor Associated Press Radio Network, DC (’87-94)… Sports Director, Tennessee Radio Network (’85-86)…
DAVE ANTHONY – “I worked from 1979 to 1986 at WEEP/WDSY. At the stations I served in many capacities including overnights on WDSY from 1979 through 1982, WEEP as production director and air personality 1982 to 1984, Assistant Program Director 1984 until becoming PD in 1985. From there I went on to do stations in Houston, Texas 610 KILT and Detroit AM 1130 WCXI. From there I launched stations including Ann Arbor, Michigan and oldies Kool 107, then in 1994 I launched Country KIX 96.1 Raleigh, North Carolina. 1996 I put on another country in Baltimore Froggy 100.7. In 1998 i launched WSOX. I’m now Director of FM Programming for Susquehanna Radio in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg PA. I program both WSOX and A/C WARM 103. Pittsburgh is my hometown. My parents still live in Ambridge where I grew up and started my radio career at WMBA.”
RICH ANTON – Born & raised in the ‘Burgh, graduated from North Hills High School and attended Clarion University. Almost graduated – but was hired as an original B94 jock in May 1981 to do nights. Went crosstown to 96.1 HitRadio 96 WHTX with Captain ShowBiz & Cary Pall in 1983 for PM Drive. Moved in 1987 to Detroit as MD/middays with Bobby Hatfield at WDTX (one of the few true “Rock-40” stations at the time). Moved back to Pittsburgh in 1989 as APD/PM Drive for the 9 month run of Energy 105 WNRJ(formerly WYDD) with Tony Florentino and Dave LaBrozzi. After WNRJ imploded, moved out to Indianapolis, IN for a 10 year run as PD/Mornings at AAA formatted WTTS until 2000. A brief retirement from full-time radio and a return to college studies felt like a good thing to do after new ownership and management suggested it. Graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2002…and worked swing & fill-in at the Bob & Tom flagship in Indy – WFBQ Q95 till Pennsylvania called us back home in 2004. Currently PD/middays for the Forever Broadcasting Classic Rock combo- WUZZ & WUUZ – in Meadville/Franklin/Oil City, PA. Glad to be back in “Stillers” country!!! Rich can be contacted at email@example.com.
GLEN BARRIE – AKA Barry Mardit used to be the Midday Air Personality and PD at 1080 WEEP. Left Pittsburgh to go to Detroit’s WWWW before joining WODK in Grand Rapids and then returning to WWWW.
TRISH BEATTY – who held the afternoon shift at KDKA from 1977 through the end of its run as a music station, is director of development at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, Pa.
BOBBY BENNETT – Former morning jock at WZUM (1967-68). Most recently heard on XM Radio in Washington DC.
DON BERNS – WTAE’s afternoon DJ in the ’80s, moved onto CKOX in Newmarket, Ontario. Nowadays I’m a freelance voice talent in Toronto. My clients include ESPN Classic Canada and The Hockey Network. I’m also a techno DJ of some note under the name “Dr. Trance.” I play at clubs and parties all over Canada and in selected cities in the U.S. including Pittsburgh, where I played a few parties over the years.
MICHEL BODNAR MIKE BOGUSLOWSKI (Bogey) – WPXI’s former consumer reporter who was always “in YOUR (points finger) corner”, was last seen in the corner of viewers at KCBS TV 2. Currently living in Palm Springs, CA.
DON BOMBARD – formerly with WKTQ (“13Q” 1320 AM) was on WCBS-FM in New York City for many years as Bob Shannon. He was let go in the abrupt format change in June 2005 and is now doing Internet broadcasting and some shows for WLNG on Long Island. He has his own nostalgia website at www.bobshannon.com.
DENNIS BOWMAN – WPXI weather forecaster, moved on to be on the air at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. He has returned to the Pittsburgh area to talk about weather, but in school and community productions and his vantriloquist dummies. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website dennisbowman.net. Bowman is now the morning meterologist on KDKA-TV.
CHUCK BRINKMAN – longtime KQV, WTAE and WRRK DJ, left Pittsburgh for KLUV-FM in Dallas where he was afternoon DJ on oldies-formatted KLUV-FM in Dallas – as well as PD for a time – until the end of 2005. Now at KAAM-AM 770 in Dallas.
JIM BRINSON – who replaced Randy Waters at WPXI, hosts a morning sports talk show on WNSA in Buffalo. He previously worked with the Buffalo-based Empire Sports Network and did play-by-play for the now defunct Buffalo Destroyers Arena Football.
HAL (“HB”) BROWN – Former afternoon drive and evening jock on WAMO (circa 1967-74). Retired to Florida.
SUSAN (BROZEK) SCOTT – Former WTAE-TV (1988 – 1994) General Assignment Reporter, and Westmoreland County Bureau Chief is now a Senior Producer in Local Programming at WPXI-TV. Susan is a full-time producer of documentaries, commercials, ½ hour shows, and major, live events, including “The Celebrate the Season Parade, presented by Macy’s & WPXI”. She also hosts PCNC shows, including the weekly “Aesthetic Medicine”, and has hosted shows about pets, cooking, travel, medicine & cable issues. Prior to her return to Pittsburgh in 1988, Susan was a Reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC from 1985 to 1988, and the weeknight 6pm Co-Anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV from 1981-1985.
BEVERLY BYER – infamous WPXI news anchor, was an anchor at KION-TV, the CBS station in Salinas, California. Lately we’ve found her at KRXA-AM in Monterey, CA.
LINDA CARSON – former sports and weather person at KDKA-TV, is an anchor/reporter at WWSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Sarasota, Fla.
TERRY CAYWOOD – “After eight years at WDVE I went to 96.1 FM to work with the infamous “Cap’t Showbiz” Ted Atkins on his daring CHR/AOR cross-formatted 96KX…a very interesting experiment, though perhaps misguided(?). Promoted to Marketing Director for both 1250/WTAE and better-focused Variety 96. A terrific job, learned a lot, had tons fof fun, and the fantastic opportunity to work with folks like Jack Bogut, O’Brien & Garry, Jim Quinn, Larry Richert, Myron Cope (our offices were right next door to each other…Yoi!), Don Burns, Sara Lockard, Jay Davis, Johnny Williams, Jay Mitchell, Jim Harrington, Alan Jennings, John Poister, Hank Baughman, Clarke Ingram, Neal Spense, Susie Barbour, and many more…even a brief moment with Scott Paulsen when did afternoon drive there (hard to imagine such a fantastic group of people in one place at one time). Jumped into TV to do promotion & marketing for WPGH, helping to launch the Fox network in Pittsburgh, before moving into a corporate programming position. Am now manager for Visions Production, a multi-media production company based here in Pittsburgh, producing live events and film/video/interactive. Keeping my toe in radio, still, by doing occasional weekend fill-ins for WSHH as well as teaching Radio Broadcasting course at Robert-Morris.”
BOB CERMINARA – Former reporter at WJAS, WEDO and KQV. Now reports on the City Hall beat for WJW-TV in Cleveland.
DARIETH CHISHOLM – former WPXI anchor/reporter. Left broadcasting to go into a home-based operation. She then became a freelance-reporter for WQED’s On-Q. Now she’s back at WPXI as an anchor for the Nightbeat newscast.
JACK CHRISTOPHER – aka “Cadillac Jack”….air personality at WDSY FM from 1983-1994. Had the opportunity to work with the likes of Jimmy Roach, Chris DeCarlo, and Kevin Benson just to name a few. I left the station as afternoon personality in 1994 to pursue a career in the record business with Sony Music/Columbia Records as Regional Promotion Manager/Northeast for Columbia Nashville. After 13 years with Sony and stints in Boston and Pittsburgh I took a job with Equity Music Group ….a small independent label in Nashville where I have been employed for the past 3 years. Yes….I do live in Nashville now (2008) but I still bleed BLACK & GOLD !!! You can reach me at email@example.com
DEAN CONNORS – worked at WOMP-FM in Wheeling 1987 – 1992 (as Dean Fredericks), moved to WXRB (the Rebel) as one of the original jocks there (as James Dean) Left for gigs in Harrisburg and Chattanooga before returning to program WASP-AM & FM in Uniontown, until they were bought and turned into Froggy stations (yuk!) On the beach now, attending California University of PA.
DELLA CREWS – The former WPXI morning/noon anchor spent time as the 5PM co-anchor and medical beat reporter at WSAZ-TV 3 in Huntington- Charleston, West Virginia from 1998-2000. In 2000, Della was hired by News 12 New Jersey in Edison, NJ. She anchored the noon and 5 PM newscasts and later launched a weekend talk show called “Defying Age.” In 2005, Della became the solo anchor for the 5, 6:30, and 10 PM newscasts. She also re-launched her talk show as “Spotlight New Jersey”– a show which focuses on notable people of all ages.
DON COX – who was the afternoon DJ on 13Q (WKTQ) in the mid-70s, and most recently worked at WPOW-FM (Power 96) in Miami. Cox passed away suddenly in September of 2003.
JOHN CROSS – economics editor for WIIC/WPXI from late 1980 to mid-1984 left Pittsburgh to return to Washington DC. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he had been a director of President Carter’s White House Conference on Small Business, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee staff and a Business Week reporter. In 1985, he joined Hill and Knowlton public relations, then worked for a Tampa-based investment firm’s Washington office. In 1987 he helped turn around a company that was acquired by GE Capital Mortgage Corporation, where he was vice president, corporate communications. He went into business for himself in the mid-90s providing communications consulting to organizations as diverse as executive search firms and the United Nations. In the late 1990s, he set up the American branch of an Australian audio magazine company where he was CEO and editor in chief. His last position before retiring was as president of a small pharmaceutical company. He lives in Washington, DC and has been active in a gay and lesbian organizations, including the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to bring the US into conformity with the rest of the civilized world and allow gay and lesbian military members to cease lying about their sexuality as they defend the country.
ALAN CUTLER – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, is a motivational speaker based in Lexington, KY. Visit his website at www.alancutler.com.
TOM DANIELS “Pittsburgh’s Native Son”, returned to his hometown in late 1980 from an Afternoon Drive radio position in Baltimore, MD to become the Morning Personality for FM97 (WFFM years before it became WRRK.) under Program Director and Afternoon Personality, Chuck Brinkman, whom he had always listened to on KQV as a boy. He was lured away by B-94FM (WBZZ) to become their charter Midday Personality in 1981. During this time he started his own production company (Tom Daniels Productions) which he still operates today. Tom moved to WWSW-FM/AM in 1982 as their Production/Swing Man for both stations. He was recruited in 1984 by 92Q, Cleveland, Ohio. After a 3 year stint as the Top Teen Night Jock in the Rock’n Roll Capitol, he returned to Drive-Time as Afternoon Personality for pioneer Classic Rock station, WNCX, Cleveland. He also worked for the legendary “Buzzard” (WMMS), Q-104, WGAR, Cleveland, and “Pirate Radio” WYNF, Tampa Bay, Florida (when it was CBS owned & operated), all the while continuing to develop the creative aspects of his company. Tom has since branched into the areas of graphic design and print media. He resides with his wife near the Pro-football Hall of fame in the Canton, OH Area and works with Copley Newspapers of Ohio as a Retail Sales and Electronic Marketing Representative. His production company (known as Tom Daniels Multimedia Productions) is heavily involved in marketing Desktop Publishing, Audio Recording, both Print and Broadcast Ad Production, Pre-recorded Broadcast Programming, Archival Sound Preservation, and even Photo-Restoration. He can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSAN DAVIES – After 8 years in Pgh (through 1995) [at WTAE] I spent 8 years in Cleveland it WEWS as an environment reporter/weekend weather anchor. During that time I filled in on several occasions for Spencer Christian on “Good Morning America.”
In 2003 I left big market Tv for Colorado Springs to be closer to my sister’s family. Finally after 6 years at KOAA I left TV news for “a new path.” And now have the chance to put my Duquesne University Environmental Science and Management Graduate Degree to work. I am now Executive Director of Trails and Open Space Coalition. We are a 22 year old non-profit, advocacy group for open space, trails, bikeways, greenways and parks. 30 years in TV news was great fun. But this new job is fantastic. (December, 2009)
BOB DEARBORN – who preceded Don Berns on WTAE’s afternoon show, and worked at oldies station WJMK Chicago. Following that he wasthe morning host at CHWO-AM 740 in Toronto, Ontario. PBRTV understands he’s living in the Pittsburgh area awaiting a new radio opportunity.
BOB DECARLO – KQV morning man in the 1970s, is the program director and morning personality at B-95 in Panama City, Fla.
VINCE DELISI – a Duquesne University graduate who worked at KDKA-TV and WTAE Radio. He went back to his native New York City as a sports reporter for all-news WCBS-AM. Now he’s an anchor for Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles.
KENT DERDIVANIS – who was a member of the Pirates’ broadcast team from 1990-1993. Currently broadcasting NFL Cardinals pre-season football, Arena football in Phoenix, talk show work on KTAR in Phoenix
BETH DOLINAR – “From 1986 to 1994 I was an investigative reporter and sometime anchor at WTAE-TV. Since 1997, my family and I divide our time between homes in Ben Avon, PA and Greenwich, Connecticut. Since leaving television, I have become a writer, contributing weekly columns to the Tribune-Review, the Washington Observer-Reporter and the Greenwich Time. My husband is a television producer and we have two small children.”
VICKI (aka VICKI ESPOSITO) – Pittsburgh: 13Q, WKTQ, WJAS–1978-1986; WLTJ, WEZE, WMXP(Mix Jams?) 1987-1991; Columbus: WOSU-TV, WCOL-FM, WCOL-AM 1973-1978; Key West, FL: Television/Multimedia Coordinator for Monroe County (Florida Keys) government 1997-2010. Hello to all my broadcast buddies from years past!
JOHN GARRY – Half of the famous O’Brien and Garry duo on various stations around town. Bounced out of now-defunct 1250/WTAE in November, 1997, after 5 months of solo morning effort following Larry O’Brien’s retirement in May, 1997….now happily retired and living in semi-luxury with at least 8 cats in lovely Murrysville, PA. (O’Brien would live here too, but he can’t afford it.) Respectfully submitted!
AL GEE – Former PD and mid-day and evening host at WZUM (1967-68), during the station’s brief fling as an R&B station. (Pittsburgh had big time radio war for black listeners during the late 60’s and early 70’s. WAMO won the war and remains dominant urban station in the market. Al Gee went on to work at WOOK-AM in Washington DC, WWRL in New York, WLIB in New York, WPIX in New York and is now retired and living in Wilkinsburg.
BOB GIBSON – formerly with KDKA radio and TV, now freelances in New York after many years with all-news WCBS/New York.
JEFF GILBERT – former WEEP/WDSY News Director/Anchor, is a popular news reporter for Infinity’s 950am WWJ/Detroit…often heard on CBS Radio Network news reports…He is also host of the “Car Chronicles” feature heard on that station and other CBS affiliates.
MIKE HAMBRICK – former WPXI anchor and part of the “Mike and Edye (Tarbox)” team. He spent time at Washington’s WJLA 7 and is now news director at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WV. He left the business to become senior VP with the National Smokers Alliance. He now runs a political consulting firm.
KARL HARDMAN – was a member of Rege Cordic’s morning team at WWSW, KDKA and WTAE, and operated a recording studio for more than 30 years. Hardman passed away in 2007 at the age of 80.
JIM HARRINGTON – A ‘man for all seasons’ on KDKA from 1980 through 1984 and then did mid-days on WTAE from 1984 to 1988. Before arriving in Pittsburgh, he worked in New York on WCBS-FM, Boston at WBZ and Hartford at WDRC. For five years, he was a national commercial voice for SEARS. Earlier in his career he did some TV and even worked on the movie JAWS. Harrington settled down in Pittsburgh and has lived here for 24 years. He was president of Harrington & Mitchell Advertising, Inc. for nine years. Recently he did some swing work on 3WS and then mornings on WWVA. Today, Jim does freelance voice work out of his studio in the South Hills and writes mysteries. His first book, SQUEEZE PLAY, was published last year is available at Amazon.com and other online booksellers and at select book stores. His new book, STRIKE AT THE GIANT, will be released soon. The plots of Jim’s thrillers are based in Pittsburgh. Jim can be reached at email@example.com.
KEN HAWK – I was the GM/PD/morning DJ at WKPA New Kensington in its waning days for 2 years before being sold to WPXI-TV reporter Loran Mann in 1992. Since then, I’ve moved to the former WXRB (now WJJJ), then to WTTF Toledo, WPHM Detroit, WIFN Detroit, WMJZ Gaylord, MI before landing back in the Pittsburgh area at WJPA Washington. Then I became PD and Promotions Director at 1160 WCCS in Indiana, PA acquired in 2002 by Renda Broadcasting with new sister (and former employer) WLCY Blairsville. Presently working at the Butler County Radio Network – WISR, WBUT & WLER.
LYNN HINDS – “Not WDVE, ever. I did work for KQV and WTAE radio. I am now Chair of Communication at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.”Editor’s Note: A while back we had it listed that Lynn worked at WDVE. He confirms here that he NEVER worked at WDVE!
JIM HORNE – KDKA DJ from 1967-72, is an actor in New York now known as J.R. Horne. He has done movies as well as stage acting and has recorded several audio books. He is also on the national AFTRA board.
JAN HUTCHINS – former weekend sports anchor at WPXI. Was, at one time, mayor of Los Gatos, California. Now he owns and instructs at a yoga center in the same city.
CLARKE INGRAM – air talent at 96KX, WHTX and B-94, went on to become Operations Manager of KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona and PD of co-owned KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona, making it the highest-rated Top 40 station in the nation. He eventually returned to B-94 as PD, later working as an air talent at Z-100 in New York City and Eagle 106 in Philadelphia, and PD of WPXY in Rochester, New York. Ingram returned again to program WJJJ during its “Jammin’ Oldies” format, and worked briefly as an air talent at 3WS. He is currently the PD/OM of suburban Pittsburgh stations 620 KHB and 770 KFB, owned by Broadcast Communications, Inc.
DON JEFFERSON – host of morning radio as “Banana Don” at WBZZ, WZPT and WSHH. He left to do mornings at WQEN in Birmingham, Alabama, but is now morning host at WITL in Lansing, Michagan.
BARRY KAYE – former DJ at WJAS in the 50s– known by locals as the DJ in whose basement The Del Vikings were first recorded (a couple guys even had to crawl into a closet!)– has for many years been an internationally known financial guru. Now living in Century City, CA, Barry has been the author of numerous books and has hosted many videos. His website, http://www.barrykaye.com/ will give you more info.
WENDY KING – co-host of KDKA’s “Party Line” with her late husband Ed, is retired and lives in the area.
RON KLINK – I worked at stations in Latrobe and Jeannette in the 1970’s. In 1974 I started working at WEDO and WIXZ in McKeesport. In 1976 I moved to television by joining WTAJ TV in Altoona. In 1978 I came to KDKA starting as the weekend Weather guy I moved to Anchoring the weekends and doing general assignment reporting on the week days. At KDKA I had the opportunity to work with the giants like Bill Burns, Patti Burns, Ray Tannehill, “Sweet ol” Bill Curry, Al Julius, Lynn Sawyer, Mary Robb Jackson, Wayne Van Dyne, Bob Kudzma and more names than I can list here. Heck, we even gave Dennis Miller his first shot opening up for Pittsburgh Today. My co-Anchors were Mary Robb, Vicki Yates Orr, Patrice King Brown, and Brenda Waters. I worked with some of the best. In 1992 I ran for Congress and won the seat in the 4th Congressional District. After serving four terms I was nominated for the U.S. Senate seat in 2000. I came up a few votes short and now I run Ron Klink and Associates, a government relations firm, with offices in Pittsburgh and Washington DC. Fortunately, I am on occasion asked to appear on a network show to do political talk or I am offered the chance to do some radio talk. It keeps the skills honed.
MICHAEL KUNKLE – Harrison City native, became news anchor, KTRH-AM, Houston. Listeners there knew me as “Marshall Scott.” Alma Maters include KQV-AM, WPXI-TV, American Urban Radio Networks and Metro Networks. Also worked at WWCH-AM/WCCR-FM, Clarion, and WASP-AM, Brownsville. Now news director at KDKA under the name Marshall Adams. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLAKE LAWRENCE – I was morning man and APD at 96KX (WXKX) in 1977-78 before following PD Bobby Christian to Chicago and WMET. Since then – Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC (XM Satellite Radio) and beginning on August 23, 2004, PD of WQCD/New York.
TERRY LEE – PBRTV has received the most requests as to where Terry Lee is. Word has it that Lee is out of the radio business and lives in Ohio. Lee spent many years working for several stations in the Pittsburgh area.
RON LEWIS – Former Metro Networks traffic reporter and WEAE sports anchor. Now working as a traffic reporter for Clear Channel’s Washington DC Cluster.
JIM LOKAY – Former morning news/traffic reporter for Metro Networks in Pittsburgh. Became a reporter for News 10 Now in Syracuse, NY. Jim returned to Pittsburgh in 2005 as morning traffic reporter for KDKA/WPCW-TV. Since 2011 Lokay has been at Hearst-owned WCVB 5 in Boston.
JEFF LONG – Former news director/anchor for WLTJ-FM (1984-1989) is now senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO, the home church of radio icon Rush Limbaugh.
KRIS LONG – WPXI anchor in the mid 1990’s, moved to KNXV-TV 15 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is now the main anchor at KPSP-TV (CBS affiliate) in Palm Springs California.
GIL LUCAS – Founder of KBL Sports in Pittsburgh, the forerunner of The Fox Sports Regional Network. Gil is retired and living on Anna Maria Island in Florida.
JENNIFER LUNT – Was A-J Taylor at KQV and Metro Networks in the late 1990’s and is taking a break from broadcasting. The two-time AIR award winner for Best Traffic Reporter in Pittsburgh is now a dialysis technician in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. During her 15 years behind the microphone, Jennifer served as past president of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters’ Association’s board of directors and was a part of two news teams who won the PAPBA’s Joe Snyder Award for outstanding news service. She was also a Fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.
TOM LYONS – former all-night DJ on WTAE in the ’70s who also worked at KQV as “Tom Lee” in the ’60s, is now retired in Grove City, PA.
LORAN MANN – Former WAMO jock and WIIC/WPXI anchor/reporter. An Ordained Minister and Senior Pastor of the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in East Liberty. Also owner of 1150 WGBN New Kensington.
BILL MARTIN – former WPXI weekend anchor in the early 1990’s, is now the 5 PM anchor at Cleveland’s WJW-TV, the Fox affiliate.
DAVE MASON – worked at 13Q (WKTQ) 1977-1979…Middays and PD (for 6 months) in it’s near final days as 13Q. Returned to Pittsburgh in 1985 as Station Manager/Program Director at WTAE/WHTX (Hearst). Left in 1987.to program WLAC-FM in Nashville. Then to PD of WBUF, Buffalo, WKRC/WKRQ/WWNK/WLW/WSAI/WCKY and WAZU Cincinnati. (All that in 9 years) In 2000 came to San Diego as PD of “Soft Oldies” KJQY. We shifted to “Oldies” in 2000, and a year later shifted dial position and calls…currently PD and mornings at KOCL (95.7) San Diego; middays KSBL (101.7) in Santa Barbara, Middays on KKFG, Farmington, NM, Weekends on WLCL Atlanta, and “Beatles Radio Show’” host on Classic Rock KGB, San Diego. Currently in his bag of voicetracking assignments is evenings at WWSW in Pittsburgh. Headquartered out of Clear Channel San Diego, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive 92123. E-mail:email@example.com.
Update: June, 2008 Yes– the doors keep revolving. Oldies “Kool” moved to 99.3 in 2003…and was gone by fall 2005, when I became morning news co-host on KOGO (AM 600). That job was eliminated in 2007 with budget cuts, and I started mornings on experimental “Sign On Radio” – an internet only website for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Within 9 months it became a volunteer only operation – but I was rescued by Broadcast Company of the Americas who decided that simulcasting their Sports programming from XPRS-AM was better served by (ta daaa) Oldies on 105.7 – now christened “The Walrus”. I’m in mornings…we’re just off the ground (http://www.walrusfm.com) and response has been awesome. I moved the Beatles show to “The Walrus” – Sundays 12-3 (Pittsburgh time). Shift changes at 3WS elminated my shift there- it broke my heart, but that’s the business. I still voicetrack for Clear Channel’s KKFG in Farmington, NM, and do TV work in San Diego for KUSI-TV, KPBS-TV and XETV. In San Diego, many U.S. companies lease Mexican signals. 99.3 is one, and 105.7 is also out of Mexico, slamming across the border like you wouldn’t believe. Our AM (XPRS-AM) is the very same frequency that was once XERB…home of Wolfman Jack. Wonder what he’d say today??
TERRY MCGOVERN – who worked at KDKA radio and TV from 1965-69, lives in Marin County, California and teaches acting and voice. He also does voice acting for video games and is heard as one of the play-by-play voices in Sega’s NFL game. His website is www.terrymcgovern.com.
KEN MEASE – former sports anchor with KDKA-TV and WPXI, moved on to become a sports anchor and producer at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. for 17 years. Currently Communications officer for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
JIM MERKEL – Currently doing voiceovers from home studio. 3WS radio for 31 years, mornings for 23 of them. Merkel and Dickson. Merkel and Steve. Merkel and Cris. Merkel by himself. Then “go home” Merkel. www.voiceimaging.com
JAY MITCHELL – WJPA AM/FM Washington, PA, Program Director 1968 – 1977; WNEU AM Wheeling, WV, Mid-days 1977 – 1978; WWSW AM/FM Pittsburgh, Evenings 1978 – 1979; WWSW (3WS) Evenings, 1979 – 1983; WTAE AM Pittsburgh, Evenings 1983 – 1987; WWSW (3WS) Pittsburgh, Weekends 2001 – 2003; 84 Lumber in Eighty Four, PA, PR Director 1987 – 1989; Harrington & Mitchell, Pittsburgh, VP/Sales 1989 – 1996; Production Masters, Pittsburgh, SR. Sales Executive, 1996 – 1998; Strategic Images, Pittsburgh, SR. Sales Executive, 1998 –
ANGIE MORESCHI – former WTAE-TV anchor. moved on to anchor with WFTS, the ABC affiliate in Tampa and then on the investigative team at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. Currently Angie is a freelance journalist and media consultant in Lutz, Florida.
LARRY O’BRIEN – former partner in the O’Brien and Garry Show on WTAE, WHTX and WMXP, is retired in Hilton Head, S.C. (A reminder that Larry is no relation to your PBRTV Owner/Editor!)
ART PALLAN – retired to Fort Myers, Florida after working more than 40 years at WWSW and KDKA radio. Pallan passed away in Pittsburgh at the age of 83 in early 2007.
ANDY PEARSON – (former WTAE anchor/reporter) Andy joined Today’s KTHV in 1998 and currently co-anchors the 5, 6, and 10 o’clock broadcasts. His career in broadcasting began in 1974 near Nashville, TN, and he has since worked at television stations in Mobile, Nashville, Pittsburgh, as well as previously in the Little Rock television market from 1987 to 1993. Andy is the Manager of an adult baseball team, The Little Rock Indians. He is an avid bike rider, certified private pilot, and a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol and a new Daddy.
JOHN POISTER – PD and Mid day jock at WIXZ /McKeesport when it went country in 1975. News Director at KQV 1978-79. WTAE-TV News Assignment Editor/ Assistant News Director 1979-89. Reporter/News Director at WTAE-Radio 1989-1996. Assistant News Director/ News Director WPGH-TV 1997 2003. Creative Service/Production for WPTT/WJAS/WSHH-Pittsburgh 2003-2006. Currently Director of Coverage and Content at WPXI-TV. Joe DeStio at WEAE says I am “continuing my tour of Pittsburgh Radio and TV stations”.
NINA PINEDA – former WTAE reporter is now at WABC-TV in New York. (*As a side note, Nina was caught on camera on September 11, 2001 running to safety at the time of the attacks at the World Trade Center.)
JOEL RAAB – I was PD of WEEP ’78-81 …used air name “Jay Stevens”. Barry Mardit, Alan Furst, Keith Abrams and Bill White (now WBT PD) worked for me. Note: I was born in McKeesport. Now live in Newtwon PA outside of Philly. Currently consulting Country stations nationwide. (see www.joeleraab.com) for more details.
KELLY RANDALL Did evenings and afternoons at WPEZ from 1978 – 1980, following that did evenings at FM97 for Chuck Brinkman. Moved to Honolulu in 1981 and did evenings at KIKI and then mornings at 93FMQ. Kelly and his morning partner, Dan Cooke, moved to Philadelphia in 1983 to do mornings for Cox’s WSSH (which became Z106). Kelly returned to Honolulu for one year program KKUA and then returned to Philadelphia in 1987 to do mornings at WIOQ. He started law school at the same time and also worked at Star 104.5 up until graduation. Still keeping a hand in radio while practicing law in Washington, DC, Kelly did weekends and swing at WAVA and Q107. Kelly moved to Denver in 1997 to work as an in-house counsel for MCI and did weekends at Alice 106 for Gregg Cassidy until 2001. Today, Kelly remains active as a composer of electronic music (see www.kellydavid.com) , does business development for Epiq Systems, Inc. and holds down a weekend show at the CBS oldies station, KOOL105 for Keith Abrams, another former Pittsburgh broadcaster.
“BIG STEVE” RIZEN – formerly with KQV and WJAS and the host of “Give It a Whirl on WIIC-TV, is now a school teacher in Houston.
JACK SALVATORE – Left WTAE to head back to Phoenix, where I was the noon anchor and consumer advocate. Got flushed from the business in 1990. Went back into law practice, which I am still doing. We also run a small restaurant in the French countryside, so I split time between Phoenix and France.
EDDIE ROGERS – Was Afternoon Drive and Program Director on “The New Sound of 13Q” 1973-1975. Left Pittsburgh to return to Detroit (Eddie came to Pittsburgh from CKLW in Detroit.). After 13Q, worked on WXYZ, WDRQ, WMJC, WCLS, WOMC, then did mornings on WLTI, LITE-FM for 9 years. Currently in field operations for Ford Division Marketing and Sales at Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI.
JIM ROOKER – former Pirates announcer, owns a restaurant-bar in Ambridge, PA called Rook’s East Side Saloon.
JOHN SANDERS – formerly of KDKA, does cable TV play by play for the Cleveland Indians and works for the Big East basketball network.
PAT SHINGLETON – the former WPXI weatherman famous for having an arrow on his finger, is the owner of a production company in Baton Rouge, La. In addition, he is the long-time meteorologist for ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV.
MARGARET SHORTRIDGE – native Pittsburgher and former WPXI weekend anchor, Margaret made her way out to the West Coast soon after getting married and also spent time as the medical reporter at Fox affiliate WFLD-TV in Chicago.
MIKE SILVERSTEIN – former WJAS talk show host in the early ’70s, is an award-winning news reporter for ABC Radio.
JACQUE SMITH – former weekend anchor and reporter at KDKA-2 is now at WJW-8 Cleveland where she anchors the station’s weekday morning newscasts.
J.J. SOLOMON – formerly known as “J.J.” on WAMO-FM and “Jimmy Jamm” on WJJJ 104.7 FM. As of 9/10/2004, I am J.J. on KISS 101.7 WJKS WILMINGTON, DE a QC Communications Station. Also the voice of www.webjhn.com and can be found at www.jjsolomon.net.
NEAL SPENCE – I am now retired and living in Daytona Beach, Florida and married to my high school sweetheart, Jan. I miss all those I worked with on radio and TV. firstname.lastname@example.org
JOE STARKEY – Penguins play-by-play announcer in 1973-74, has been sports director of KGO/San Francisco since 1979 and is also the radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers.
ROXANNE STEIN – former WPXI anchor, is an anchor and medical reporter at WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla.
MIKE STEELE – Former middays at 106.7 The Force until AMFM (turned Clear Channel) cluster bought the station and changed to The X at 105.9. was moved to WDVE weekends/swing shifts from 1995 to 2000. Since has moved to Austin, Texas and was afternoon drive for heritage rock station 93.7 KLBJ until September 2006. Now an instructor for the Austin campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Mix 94.7 weekender.
MIKE STONE – former weatherman at WTAE-4 moved on to WKYC-3 Cleveland doing weather for the weekday evening newscasts. He is now at WEWS-TV in Cleveland.
JON SUMMERS – formerly with KQV, WPNT and WTAE, works at WKBW-TV/Buffalo.
EDYE TARBOX – former WPXI anchor partnered with Mike Hambrick. After getting married and going to other markets working in TV, EDYE is now known as E. D. (Donahey) Hill on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends.
BOB TRACEY – who worked at KDKA Radio and TV from 1956-68, is retired and living in Carnegie. His son Greg runs the Moon Township motorcycle shop that Bob Tracey founded in the 1960s. Bob Tracey also worked at WJAS and Metro Traffic.
RANDY WATERS – former sports anchor and reporter at WPXI, now holds that position with WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.
HARRY WEST – KQV morning man in the ’70s, is semi-retired and works part-time at a station in Scranton, PA.
JIM WHITE – formerly of KDKA and WJAS, is now retired after many years at KMOX St. Louis.
T.J. WINICK – WTAE’s Westmoreland County Bureau Chief from 1998-2000. Now reporter at WBZ-TV, CBS affiliate in Boston.
SHAWN YANCY – Former WTAE-TV Reporter and Anchor. Left Channel 4 in 2001 to become an anchor at Washington, D.C. Fox Affiliate WTTG Channel 5.
STEVE ZABRISKIE – who did sports at WTAE-TV in the ’70s, lived in North Carolina for a while and wrote a baseball instructional book for kids called “Be a Hitter.” Zabroskie retired from broadcasting in 1997 and lives in Orlando, Florida.