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The Personalities...
Some of the biggest names in radio worked in the Showcase Studios at the corner of Seventh and Smithfield. The Corner of Walk and Don't Walk. KQV was the home of great disk jockeys and news people. From 'Jolly Charlie Brinkman' to 'Your Leader Jim Quinn' to 'Jeff Christie - Star DJ'  (Rush Limbaugh !!!), KQV was Pittsburgh On  Parade.

HERE THEY ARE. THE FUN-LOVIN'  FIVE. ALWAYS ON THE GO. PITTSBURGH'S  BIGGEST SHOW !' They were the KQVIP's, Pittsburgh's Fabulous Five Plus One ...
Timothy G. Adams Larry Aiken * Dex Allen
Ira Apple (n) * Ron Asbury # (n) Ed Barrett
Dennis Benson Keeve Berman * (n) Dick Blanchard *
Alan Boal (n) # Chuck Brinkman# Bill Bruun
Jin Carnegie  * (pd) Todd Chase# Porky Chedwick  *
Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh)  Bill Clark (n) Larry Clark  *
Bob Cochran (n) * Beano Cook (sp)* Alton Crouch (n)
Chuck Dougherty (pd) Jay Davis * Henry DaBecco *
Tall Paul Dean Bob DeCarlo In D'Morning # Allen Dennis  *
Dick Drury * Carl Eckels (n) # Roy Elwell  #
Joe Fenn Kevin Fennessy  
Mayor Peter F. Flaherty * Kasey Forbes *Marsha Kniceley) Franklin B. Forbes#
Jim Gearhart # Gary Gears * Bill Gill (n)
Walt Golden (n)# Bill Green (n) Bobby Harper 
George Hart * Phil Hayes (n) 'Captain Bob' Harvey  (n) #
Mel Hall (pd) * Derek Hill (n) Ken Hildebrand * (nd)
Lynn Hinds (n) # Sam Holman (pd) * Don Howard 
Jim Hunter (n) Lew Irwin (n) Peter Jackson (Dick Grimes) (n) *
Bill James (n) Dave James (n) #  Lou Janis 
Bill Jennings  (n) * Al Julius  (n) * Bob Kopler (n) #
Don Kobiela # Esther Lapiduss * Tom Lee *
Elaine Leaphart (n) Anderson Little * John Lloyd (n)
John Lloyd *     
Steve Lohle (n) * Hank Mann (Baughman) # Perry Marshall *
Glen Martin (n) Les Martin (n) Steve Martin (n)
Tom Martin (n) Greg Mason (n) Bob McKay (n) *
Bob McKee (n) Johnny McKinney # "Jolly Jim" McLaughlin #
Rex Miller * Bobby Mitchell 
(Ron Edwards & Ron Hughes)
Johnny Mitchell *
Mead Mulvihill (n)* Emperor Hal Murray * Dr. Oscar W. Nestor
Al Nobel * John O'Malley (n) "Weird Beard" Charley Peterson#
Bob Prince * Jim 'Your Leader' Quinn Paul Randall
Bill Reese (n) Joey Reynolds 'Big Steve' Rizen *
Rod Roddy * Joel Rose (n)* Mark Schaefer (n) *
Charles Scott (n) 'Daddy' Dave Scott  Gregg Scott *
Don Shafer Rick Shaw * Ed Sherlock
Carolyn Smith (n) # Billy Soule Ed Spencer (n)
Bob Stevens Kris Erik Stevens Ken Still (n)
Richard Stone (n) Jon Summers # Pie Traynor *
Rev. Charles Upshur Lee Vogel * Gary Waite *
Lee Walters Harry West # Bill Western
Jim Westover (n) Wendy Williams # Bob Wilson *
Fred Winston # Bob Wood Byron B.Z. Zint #
World Famous
(Gerald Jeffrey Kristafer Jr)
Peggy the Talking
Time-Telling Pig
 
John Rook * (PD) Mike McCormick # (PD) John D Gibbs * (VP/GM)
Mel Phillips (PD) # John Borders * (PD) Steve Berger # (GM)
Larry Garrett * (GM) Ralph Beaudin * (GM)  Neil McIntyre * (MD) 
Bob Harper (PD) # Gerry Spinn * (PD)  
 * passed away                        # now retired

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Jim Gearhart Hal Murray Bob DeCarlo Fred Winston
Jim Gearhart #
1962 - 1963
Emperor Hal Murray *
1964 - 1966
Bob DeCarlo #
1971 - 1975
Fred Winston #
1969 - 1971
Chuck Brinkman
Bob Wilson
Jolly Jim McLaughlin
Kris Stevens
Chuck Brinkman #
1960 - 1972
Bob Wilson *
1967 - 1973
Jolly Jim McLaughlin #
1958 - 1963
Kris Erik Stevens
1968 - 1969
Jim Quinn Jay Davis Daddy Dave Scott Henry DaBecco
Jim Quinn
1967-68, 1969-72
Jay Davis *
1968-7, 1974-75
Daddy Dave Scott *
1958 - 1968
Henry DaBecco *
1958 - 1964
Don Shafer Anderson Little Weird Beard Charlie Peterson Jon Summers
Don Shafer
1964 - 1965
Anderson Little *
1972 - 1973
"Weird Beard"
Charley Peterson *
1964 - 1966
Jon Summers #
1970 - 1973
Bob Wood Franklin B Forbes Allen Dennis Big Steve Rizen
Bob Wood
1970 - 1972
Franklin B Forbes #
1968
Allen Dennis *
1967
Big Steve Rizen *
1964 - 1967
Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh) Harry West Gary Gears Dex Allen
Jeff Christie
1972 - 1973
Harry West #
1969 - 1970
Gary Gears *
1968 - 1970
Dex Allen
1964 - 1965
Carl Eckles
Roy Elwell
Bob Harper
Tom Martin
Carl Eckels (nd)
1970-1973
Roy Elwell #
1958 - 1959
Bob Harper (pd) #
1971 - 1972
Tom Martin
1973-1974
Todd Chase Alton R Crouch Keeve Berman 1968 KQV Logo
Todd Chase #
1968 - 1969
Alton R Crouch
1961-1963
Keeve Berman *
1963 - 1965
Lew Irwin
1975
1959 KQV Logo Bill Jennings Mark Schaefer Perry Marshall
 Mayor Peter F Flaherty *
1975
Bill Jennings *
1959 - 1969
Mark Schaefer  *
1966 -
Perry Marshall *
1972 - 1974
George Hart Captain Bob Harvey Pie Traynor Rex Miller
George Hart *
1974 - 1975
Capt. Bob Harvey #
1964 - 1974
Pie Traynor * Rex Miller  *
1968
Hank Mann (Baughmann) Sam Holman Rick Shaw Wendy Williams
Hank Mann #
1965 - 1966
Sam Holman *
1958 - 1959
Rick Shaw *
1974
Wendy Williams #
1968
Johnny Mitchell
Tom Lee
1964 KQV logo
Bill Western
Johnny Mitchell *
1967 - 1968
Tom Lee  *
1966 - 1968
Rev. Charles Upshur
1972
Bill Western
1961 - 1962
John Rook
Greg Scott
Mel Hall
Mike McCormick
John Rook  * (pd)
1964 - 1967
Gregg Scott *
1965 - 1966
Mel Hall  * (pd)
1961 - 1962
Mike McCormick # (pd)
1967 - 1970
Porky Chedwick
Lee Vogel
Rod Roddy
Alan Boal
Porky Chedwick *
1972
Lee Vogel #
1958 - 1959
Rod Roddy *
1960 - 1961
Alan Boal #
1958 - 1964
Chuck Dougherty
Ken Hildebrand
Larry Aiken
Dick Drury
Chuck Dougherty #
1958 - 1960
Ken Hildebrand *
1958 - 1961
Larry Aiken  *
1959 - 1962
Dick Drury *
1960 - 1961
Byron BZ Zint
Johnny McKinney
John D Gibbs
Dick Blanchard
Byron BZ Zint #
1960
Johnny McKinney #
1959 - 1960
John D. Gibbs *
1945 - 1974
Larry Clark *
1973-74, 1974-75
Dennis Benson
Carolyn Smith Picture
Dennis Benson
World Famous
Gerald Jeffrey Kristafer Jr
1977 (from WCDQ)
Carolyn Smith #
1970-1973
Esther Lapiduss
1975
Bob Kopler #
1966-71 (KDKA Picture)
Al Julius *
1964 - 1968
Joey Reynolds
1975 (WOR Picture)
Dave James #
(KDKA Picture)
1959 KQV Logo
Dick Blanchard
Dr Oscar W. Nestor
1970-1973
Lynn Hinds #
(WTAE-radio Picture)
Bill Clark
1965
Dick Blanchard
1961
Lou Janis
1960
Bill Bruun
(WDRR Picture)
Steve Berger #
1971-1975
Bill Green
(2003 Photo)
John O'Malley
1971-1974
Joe Fenn
(KQV.com 2008)
John Borders *
1962-1963
Jim Carnegie *
1971-1974
Mel Phillips
1973 (courtesy wrko.org)
Ed Sherlock
1975
Billy Soule
1974-1975
Timothy G. Adams
1973-1974
 
 
Marsha Kniceley / Kasey Forbes
(taken in 1977) 1974
Walt Golden #
(KQV.com 2008)
Steve Lohl *
(KQV.com 2008)
Elaine Leaphart
(KQV.com 2008) 
Neil McIntyre (md) *
(WPIX 1974)
Kevin Fennessy
1975 (2009 photo)
Bob McKee
(1959 - 1961)
Jim Hunter
(1959 - 1960)
Ira Apple *
(1974)
Paul Randall
(1968)
Don Kobiela #
1975
 
 
 
Joel Rose *
Bobby Mitchell
(1974-1975)
 
If you've got copies of old Finest Forty or Hit Parade Surveys and would be interested in sending me clean copies that I could scan to add more pictures to this page, please get in touch with me.  All pictures and surveys will be returned. 
The Programmers...
We shouldn't forget some of the people behind the scenes either. As with the on-air talent, some of radio's greatest minds programmed KQV.
Ralph Beaudin * (gm) 1958-59 Steve Berger # (gm) 1969-74
John Borders (pd) 1967 Jim Carnegie (pd) 1974
Chuck Dougherty # (pd) 1958-60 Dick Drury * (pd) 1960-61
John D. Gibbs * (gm) 1961-74 Mel Hall * (pd) 1961-62
Bob Harper (pd) 1970-73 Sam Holman * (pd) 1958
Mike McCormick # (pd) 1968-70 Neil McIntyre * (md) 1963
Charley Peterson # (apd)  1965 Mel Phillips (pd) 1973-74
Joey Reynolds (pd) 1975 John Rook * (pd) 1963-67
Gerry Spinn * (pd) 1962-63 John Llloyd * (interim pd) 1973*74 
   were some of the many talented individuals who guided The Big 14 over the years.
If you know of anyone I've missed, whether it be one of the KQV-IP's, the news people or even the programmers , pass the info on to me. If you know where any of these people are today and what they're doing now, pass that along as well.  Any changes, corrections, or additions will be gratefully accepted. 

This page updated on November 1, 2017Personality Profiles

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