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Apr 25 2014

Radio notes

RadioNotesHere are some of the things you’ll find on the air this weekend:

Rick J. on WEDO

Beginning Saturday (4/26), Rick J. (“J” is short for Jankowski) will begin a new program at McKeesport-licensed WEDO (810). The O’Hara Township resident has an extensive history on the radio – including the old WIXZ (1360 McKeesport) and WZUM (1590 Carnegie). Additionally he has worked as a nightclub DJ throughout the area. “The Rick J. Musicscape” starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

WWSW carries Porky tribute

WWSW (94.5) will dedicate this Sunday’s (4/27) “Sunday Night Oldies Diner” to the late Porky Chedwick who passed away in early March. The program will feature the music Chedwick made famous during the height of his career in the late ’50s and early ’60s and will feature interviews with people who knew and worked with him. 3-W-S’ Sunday Night Oldies Diner will air from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

40 years for WYEP

Post-Gazette freelance writer Tim Means has written an excellent piece regarding the 40th Anniversary of WYEP. The station went on the air at 91.5 on April 30, 1974. Now on 91.3, the City of Pittsburgh has declared this coming Wednesday (4/30) as “WYEP Day”.

3 comments

  1. Boomer The Dog

    I hope that Disco Rick can come back, at least with a few disco tunes in there. I really would dig Disco To Go and the Altitude Adjustment Hour in junior high, and that show has affected my musical vision to today, as not old enough to go to discos, but loving the music and what I saw of the scene.

    DJs: Don’t ever think you’re just playing music to yourself when you have few listeners on an underground show, because you never know when you’re leaving an impression on someone.

    Boomer

  2. Marie

    I would like to know the artist of a recording that I heard on the polka party at 10am to 11am on 620 am sunday morning. today.
    I do not know the announcer but only she is a woman maybe her name is Pauline.
    the song is “beer Drinking or Who wants beer.
    Please she if you can get me this information.
    Thank You for you rime.
    I love listening to your station on sunday morning.

    1. Eric

      You’re thinking of Pauline Penko who does, in fact, host a Polka program on WKHB 620 on Sundays. As a part-timer over there, thanks for listening. But if you need information from one of our specialty shows, it’s best to contact the hosts when they’re on the air.

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