Billy Soule
Billy Soule was one of the final members of KQV's air staff during the music era. Billy was like many kids growing up in Pittsburgh who listened to KQV's Henry DaBecco and became a member of the "Coke Hi-Fi Club". 

Billy says "I grew up listening to KQV and to be part of the team hosting the last night of music on this legendary radio station was both a scary and a very emotional experience. After all the great years of great music and after all of the great talents who brought that great music to many generations of Pittsburghers, there I was (with my short tenure) along with the late George Hart, broadcasting the last music program and playing the last song ever to be heard on KQV. It was scary and humbling."

From Billy Soule's official biography...

Billy began his broadcast career in September of his senior year at Pittsburgh’' Westinghouse High School, working the 10PM until 4AM shift at WAMO-FM. 

He served a stint in the United States Air Force where he trained as a Radio and Television Production Specialist.

After being honorably discharged, Billy returned to Pittsburgh where he landed a job working on the "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" television program and later became an associate-director and then director at WTAE-TV the local ABC television affiliate. 

After three years in television, Billy returned to WAMO-FM in morning drive. In 1974 he was hired by Joey Reynolds after an on-air audition as late evening disc jockey at KQV where he worked with some of the wackiest, but most talented bunch of guys ever assembled. He was paired with the late George Hart in October of 1975 for the last music program broadcast on KQV.

After KQV, Billy spent time writing music and was vice president of a record company (Steel Town Sound, Inc.) based in Pittsburgh and New York.

Billy resumed his broadcast career in 1978 moving to Akron, Ohio to work as production assistant and weekend evening DJ for WAKR Radio and later WAKC-TV23. 

In 1983, shortly after the debut of MTV, WAKC-TV management asked Billy to produce and host a local music video show. The show was the first and longest running music video show in the state of Ohio. Over the years, Billy was awarded more than fifty GOLD and PLATINUM records for his contributions in promoting music videos in northeast Ohio.  In 1993, Billy was honored with a Billboard Music Video Award for "Producer of The Best Local/Regional Video Show" in America.

Billy, also for many years was WAKC-TV's manager of Community Relations/Public Affairs and Promotions, working with non-profit organizations, producing many public affairs programs and local public service announcements. For fourteen years he was co-host for the local Children's Miracle Network Telethon and was general chairman and co-founder of the Salvation Army's "Coat for Christmas" campaign.

In 1994, Billy was inducted into the Radio and Television Hall of Fame.

After WAKC was sold to PAX-TV in 1996, Billy resigned his position to start his own entertainment media consulting firm, The Billy Soule Company. He worked on many projects for local organizations and businesses and was a special consultant to the City of Akron.

In 2003, he coordinated local voter campaign initiatives and was a campaign coordinator during the reelection of Akron's incumbent mayor.

In February of 2004, Billy was named Assistant to the Mayor for Community Relations.

Billy and his wife Brenda reside in Akron, Ohio. They are the parents of three grown children and are proud grandparents of seven.

Billy Soule with George Hart on
KQV's Final Night of Music (part one)

Billy Soule with George Hart on
KQV's Final Night of Music (part two)