In Memory: Bill Cardille

KDKA-AM reports that Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille passed away early this morning after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 87. Cardille was born and raised in Sharon, PA and started in radio in high school, likely at Sharon’s WPIC (790), and after college he went to Erie and WICU-TV. In 1957, he came to Pittsburgh and […]

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History Tidbit

  Can you believe your eyes? Our friend, Clarke Ingram spotted this 1955 ad today. CBS was, in fact, originally destined to be the exclusive network for WIIC-TV (11). Channel 11’s license was issued in 1955, but the sign-on was delayed because WENS-TV’s application for the license was denied and the decision was being challenged. […]

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