Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 10, 1958
New KQV, Some TV News, Plus Notes and Comment
Post-Gazette TV & Radio Writer
   Ah, the busy, busy local air and a few notes from afar have piled up more than a column full.  For instance tonight Channel 11's sportscaster Mal Alberts will be heard in the fight; following spot vacated by Red Barber on the NBC network.  Longtime WJAS (WAMP) personality Henry DeBecco will, effective Monday, switch to KQV.  On the same day KQV will do a complete flip-flop. Details below.

   The Monday morning "new KQV" lineup is as follows:  Chuck Dougherty, an import from Florida, will handle the wake-up session from 6 to 9.  Chuck uses "voices" as "assistants" on his show. "Breakfast Club" moves in from 9 to 10, with ABC's Herb Oscar Anderson following until 11.  DeBecco takes over from 11 to 1.  National shows, all music fill until 3, and another KQV newcomer, Sam Holman, will handle the deejay chores from then until 6:30 p.m.  Sam comes here from KOIL, Omaha, Nebraska.

   John Daly's fine newscast comes in from 6:30 to 6:40, with a follow-up by Paul Harvey.  Lowell Thomas fills the next 15 minutes, and Edward Morgan's interesting AFL-CIO commentary takes the station to 7:15.  Merv Griffin's musical stanza follows until 9 when local deejay Dave Scott takes over until sign-off at 12:30 am.  It will, as predicted here, be a "Top 40" tune operation.

  A half hour of "Amos 'n' Andy" will interrupt Scott's show nightly at 10.  News will be broadcast at five minutes before the hour, with headlines at 25 minutes past the hour.  As previously reported here, Jim Westover, Ken Hildebrand and Alan Boal will handle the news.  Longtime announcer Jim Thompson changes departments to become an account executive on the 1410 kc spot.

   Oh, yes, in answer to another telegram, CBS-Radio having now lost their KQV outlet here is "working on the problem."