O'Brien & Garry
|In November 1972, the new
1250 WTAE was born. Bernie Amrstrong hired Larry O'Brien from WCFL in Chicago
where he was doing mornings with Bob Dearborn. (Bob would later join WTAE).
Larry asked that his long time friend John Garry be hired as well. John
was doing afternoons at WIST in Charlotte, N.C. Larry and John had worked
at WTOD in Toledo years earlier. In 1975, Larry suggested to WTAE management
that the two should team up. After a few experimental outings, it was agreed
to and in March, the O'Brien & Garry Show was born.
The duo developed many characters including Ace Pilot in the Nifty 1250 Heckycopter, Mr. Science and Jimmy, Lt. Macho and many others. There were constant guests and of course Intrepid Scout (Winnie Bricker).The O'Brien & Garry Show aired on both WTAE AM&FM until 1977 when 96KX came on. Blake Lawrence would do mornings on 96KX.
1981 O'Brien & Garry picture taken by Post Gazette's Bill Levis
Larry and John shown in studio
(courtesy Ed Salamon & Mark Roberts)
|Mary Heartbeat - Frogs|
|Mr. Science - Columbus|
|Lt. Macho - Cadavers|
|Tethers The Clown|
|Lt. Macho - Santa Gets Busted|
|Mr. Science - Perseid Meteors|