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The pictures included in this album are one of a kind from various contributors. All effort has been made to acknowledge the contributor. Some of the pictures have been a part of the site long enough (and through several computers) that the contributor’s name may be lost. If you submitted a photo here, please let us know!
“In December of 2011, I had my picture taken with WISH 99.7 disc jockey Dan Dunlap at the Make-a-Wish Broadcast. It took place at the Mall at Robinson that day. I had my picture taken with him at this event two other times as well. I had my picture taken with him back in 2005 … and I had my picture taken with him again four years later.” -Joseph Pratt
A metal tag from an Auditron (or similar) Radio programmed specifically to 93.7 FM WKOI Pittsburgh. Thanks to Clarke Ingram.
Street car number 1739 at the Smithfield Street Bridge. It carried an advertisement for Easy Listening WPNT-FM (92.9).
Another shot of Trolley 1739 showing off WPNT-FM (92.9). This photo was taken in 1980. We understand that in 2012 this car runs well at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. (Courtesy Ed Burik)
Air personality Mike Kirven at “Jammin’ Oldies” WJJJ-FM (104.7) in 2001. Mike has worked for many stations in town including WSHH and WLTJ. But some of his more noted stops have been WYDD in the 1970s and 1980s. WNRJ in the late 1980s, WXRB in the early 90’s, and WJJJ first as a Smooth Jazz station and then as a Jammin’ Oldies station. The irony is that WYDD, WNRJ, WXRB and WJJJ were all on 104.7 FM. (Picture submitted by Mike Kirven.)
The KDKA-AM (1020) Team around 1969. From to to bottom; left to right; Jack Bogut, Art Pallan, Terry McGovern, Ed & Wendy King, Clark Race and Jim Horne.
Here is former WQED-FM (89.3) announcer Warren Andrews in an emergency studio at the transmitter. “A construction crew sliced through the fiber optic line linking the Fifth Avenue studios and the transmitter. Engineer Dave Tepe hastily assembled the makeshift studio in the transmitter building next to the VA hospital in Oakland. Surprisingly enough, it sounded quite good. (Cigar smoking permitted per transmitter engineer Chris Hood.)” Submitted by Warren Andrews
Phillip “Buzz” Aston and WIlliam T. “Bill” Hinds were a legendary duo in Pittsburgh – first on KDKA Radio and later WDTV-TV (3) and KDKA-TV (2). Hinds also worked as an announcer for several stations in the market. (Submitted by William G. Hinds)
WJAS once sent out area street maps as a promotional tool. (Courtesy John Busin)
The back of the WJAS Street Map shows the program lineup featuring Beckley Smith and Henry DiBecco. (Irony: Mr. Busin points out that the address and street to which this was mailed no longer exists. YOU try Google mapping it! It’s possible the street was renamed… or could have been cleared when I-279 was built.)