This is a tribute website dedicated to Harrisburg's WKBO!
The WKBO studios were located at 31 North Second Street in Harrisburg. Al Dame and his partner Michael Rea bought the station in 1971. WKBO was know at the time as "Happy Day Radio" 1-2-3 Radio KB. This AC format was not successful. The decision was made to go Top 40 against WFEC. A new Program Director, Bob Alexander was brought in from WVAM in Altoona, and The Rock of Harrisburg debuted on St. Valentine's Day, 1972.  The rest is history. This is only the beginning of the story. Join us as we explore WKBO from The Rock of Harrisburg to Music Radio and more. WKBO ... The Capitol City's Capital Letters!
R.I.P. Al Dame

Al Dame passed away on Sunday June 5, 2016. Al Dame purchased WKBO in 1971. It was under Al Dame's leaderhip that WKBO became the Rock of Harrisbug and became the market leader it was to be. Al owned many radio stations duing his career. A great leader, owner and a gentleman. Thanks Al.
(photo courtesy of Lisa Harding)
R.I.P. Joe Wambaugh

Joe Wambaugh passed away on June 11.2016.  Joe had retired from news anchoring at  WIBC in Indianapolis in 2011.
R.I.P. Jim Roberts

It is with deep sadness that we must report that WKBO's Big Jim Roberts has passed away after a two year fight with cancer, Jim served at WKBO twice. He was at KBO in 1972 and returned again from1973 - 1979. Big Jim was a staple of both The Rock of Harrisburg and Musicradio WKBO. He will be missed.
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Former WKBO newsman Fred Honsberger passed away on December 16, 2009 at his home in Monroeville, Pa at the age of 58. Fred worked in State College, Harrisburg and Philadelphia before moving on to KDKA in Pittsburgh where he spent the last 30 year. Click here for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Obituary.
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This site created April 22, 2006 - last updated October 5, 2015
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