Chuck Brinkman
Chuck Brinkman came to WTAE from KQV in 1972 for middays. Chuck was WTAE music authority. With a dozen years in the Pittsburgh market before coming to The Big 1250, Chuck knew Pittsburgh.

Chuck was appointed WTAE's music director by Bernie Amstrong in 1973. Armstrong said "it's been a long time since WTAE-AM has officially had someone dealing exclusively with music and will certainly work to better our overall operation."

Chuck was perfect for WTAE's format. At Solid Gold TAE, he was playing the music that Pittsburghers grew up with when he was at KQV. With promotions like What's Cooking, Chuck was at home at WTAE.

Around 1982, Chuck went across country to KOGO in San Diego. After a short time on the West Coast, Chuck returned to Pittsburgh after a short interval to do mornings and PD at WHYW 96.9 (formerly WLOA and then WFFM). 

Chuck spent 17 years as the program director and afternoon drive personality at oldies,  KLUV-FM in Dallas, Texas. Chuck is part owner of a classic country station in Greenville Texas.

Chuck Brinkman passed away at hi hom in Plano, Texas on August 24, 2018.

Chuck in his office at WTAE

Chuck in the Y97 Studio in 1982.
Chuck Brinkman Jingle