Here are some notes from today’s Post-Gazette:
- Brother Marlon will be returning to the conventional airwaves tomorrow night on WORD-FM (101.5). Brother Marlon previously hosted a weekly gospel program on the old WAMO-FM (106.7). He was also a part of that station’s “Breakfast Jam” morning show under the name, Sean Richards. He has also launched an Internet-only gospel station WKPR – “The Power”. The new gospel program will air from 8 p.m. – Midnight and will also be carried on the station’s website and program’s website on demand.
- Listeners to WKST-FM’s (96.1) morning show heard former president Bill Clinton on the air this past Tuesday as he encouraged people to get out and vote. KISS-FM Morning Freak Show hosts Mikey and Big Bob asked the Prez some unusual questions – what he thought about the return of the “McRib” at McDonald’s being one of them. Clinton played along and the interview went viral being picked up by news outlets including the Washington Post.
- 76-year-old Caroll Spinney – an illustrator, cartoonist and puppeteer best known for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street – is in town this weekend. Spinney will be the featured artist at “KA-BLAM! III” at Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art now through January 30. The artist visited this morning with WQED-FM (89.3) host Jim Cunningham and will be the featured guest during the 9:00 a.m. hour on the Saturday Light Brigade airing locally on WRCT-FM (88.3) among other stations and online.