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 known 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.  We now are including information on WKBO The Station On The Go and more information on Radio KB.  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. Chris Andree
Former WKBO Personality Chris Andree passed away on June 28, 2018. Chris suffered a stroke in 2017. While rehabbing it was found that he was suffering from lymphoma. Chris was a Harrisburg legend spending many years at KOOL 94.9 and 99.3, Magic 99.3 and the River. Working for iHeart Media he was also production director. He was heard in Harrisburg as the voice of ABC27, For 20 years he was the PA Announcer for the Harrisburg Senators and also worked for the Hershey Bears. He was 65.
R.I.P. Mike Pintek
Former WKBO newsman Mike Pintek passed away on September 12, 2018. Mike battled pancreatic camce since May 2017. Mike, along with Captain Dave, broke the 3 Mile Island story on WKBO on March 28, 1979, He went to KDKA, Pittsburg, in 1982. For over 30 years he hosted the Mike Pintek Show on KDKA. He was 65.

R.I.P. Kevin Fennessy
Former WKBO Program Director Kevin Fennessy passed away in August 2017 after suffering a stroke. Kevin was KBO's pd in 1985. His careeer included stops in Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Rochester, and Buffalo. In addition he owned radio stations and spent many years in Florida. He was 63.
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This site created April 22, 2006 - last updated July 23, 2018
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