1. What radio personality
influenced you into getting into radio?
Q and A with
There were Ray Schneider of WWSW, who was a neighbor when I was a child
and Jack Henry, a local free lance sportscaster who also instructed at
Point Park College.
2. Which KQV contest or
promotion was your favorite?
The West/ Stoneface promo was great. Harry West been terrorized by
phone every morning by Alonius Stertavant Stoneface. This was another James
Hankins production that was part of a Turkeymam episode. I also loved
it when World Famous stayed up for about 48 hours straight under Joey Reynolds
time at KQV.
3. What moment was the
highlight of your long-time at KQV?
I was most honored when I accepted my own Golden Quill Award in 1980, when
I covered a hostage ordeal in Betlzhoover with Walt Golden. We also
got the aftra award and the AP award for the same story that year. I also
took part in the Golden Quill documentary that Al Julius won for "Ride
The High Horse" concerning heroin addiction in 1966. And I did much of
the work on the Golden Quill Award winner "The Drugged Generation" that
was narrated by Carl Eckels.
4. Was there a story that
you covered that really sticks out in your mind ?
The story that really stands out in my mind was covering the Johnstown
flood of 1977. I was there for three days and did live reports for
CBS Radio News during those terrible days.
5. What was your favorite
jingle or jingle package from your days at KQV?
I liked the Groovy QV series, but I also loved all of the old jingle packages
from the late 50's through the mid 60's.