The Beginning ... The Early Days
1919... November 19, KQV signed on as 8ZAE, owned by The Doubleday Hill Electric           Company
1921... January , 8ZAE became known as KQV
1922... January 9, FCC officially granted a license to KQV at 833 am
1925... KQV broadcast at 1090 am
1927... KQV's dial position was now at 1110 am
1931... KQV's now at 1380 am
1941... March 29, KQV moves to present dial position at 1410 am
1942... Dave Scott joins KQV from WHJB in Greensburg. He was hired by program director      Jim Hughes. Dave would stay at KQV for 26 years. During those years he would be     associated with nearly every type of radio program, including soap operas, talk shows, man on the street interviews, sports (football mostly), trading post shows with Jane
Gibson, and movie star interviews.
1944... Allegheny Broadcasting Company purchased KQV for $575,000
1945... June 15, KQV switches network affiliation from Blue Network to Mutual
1945... July, John Gibbs joins KQV as news and sports announcer
1946... Bill Burns joins KQV news
1948... KQV-FM located at 98.1 fm
1953... John Gibbs is promoted to director of public service
1953... July, Bill Burns leaves KQV for WDTV-3 TV
1956... November 10, Billboard Magazine reports "Alan Boal, ex-spinner at WBVP, Beaver      Falls, Pa., has joined KQV, Pittsburgh."
1956... December 15, Billboard Magazine reports on KQV's new music policy "with an             emphasis on bright music in the morning."
1957.. June 15,  the Del Vikings’ “Cool Shake” took first place in Al Nobel’s KQV trial records survey. The group’s “Whispering Bells” was first in the overall rating.
1957... August 29, American Broadcasting Company purchases KQV for $700,000
1957... September 2, Broadcasting Magazine story on AB-PT purchase of KQV
1957... October 7, Broadcasting Magazine reports Mary Ann Magner, continuity writer, KQV Pittsburgh named traffic director.
1957... October 28, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Approved by FCC - KQV Pittsburgh sold to American Broadcasting-Paramount Theaters Inc. by Earl F. Reed and Irwin D. Wolf Jr. for about $700,000.
1957... November 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Harold J. Golstein, formerly promotion director WWSW Pittsburgh to KQV, same city, in similar capacity replacing Owen Simon who joins KDKA Pittsburgh as publicity director. 
1957... December 5, KQV is officially taken over by ABC
1957... December 5, Ralph Beaudin is KQV General Manager replacing James F. Murray
1957... December 9, Broadcasting Magazine has story of Ralph Beaudin being named VP and general manager of KQV.
1957... December 20, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports look for considerable changes at KQV.
The Top 40 Era ... The 1950's - 1958
1958...  January 3, KQV reports personnel shifts with new lineup of newsmen. Ken            Hildebrand, Alan Boal join Jim Westover.
1958... January 10, KQV's new lineup is unveiled by Pittsburgh Post Gazette
1958... January 10, Jack Henry leaves KQV news
1958... January 10, Pittsburgh Press' Fred Remington reports "Al Nobel has been notified by
the new management of KQV that starting next week, his time will be cut back to
Saturdays and Sundays only, and after April 3 he's out altogether."
1958... January 12, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports on KQV's format change.
1958... January 13, KQV flips to Top 40 Format
Staff includes ... Chuck Dougherty at 6 am, Don McNeill's Breakfast Club at 9 am,
Herb Oscar Anderson at 10 am, Henry DaBecco at 11 am, Jim Reeves at 1 pm,
Jim Backus at 2 pm, Sam Holman at 3 pm, Merv Griffin at 7:15 pm, Dave Scott at 9.
1958... Sam Holman is KQV program director
1958... KQV uses Anita Kerr Jingles
1958... January, Ken Hildebrand is KQV news director, along with news staff Jim Westover,
and Alan Boal.
1958... January 27, Broadcasting Magazine has story on KQV promoting affiliation with ABN
1958... February 3, Leonard Medlovitz of the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports "KQV, which
recently became the ABC outlet here, will become a 24 hour station on February 10.
1958... Chuck Dougherty replaces Sam Holman as program director
1958... February, Roy Elwell joins KQV.
Lineup is now ... Chuck Dougherty, Breakfast Club, Henry DaBecco, Roy Elwell, Sam Holman, Roy Elwell (again), Dave Scott, Jolly Jim McLaughlin
1958... March, Lee Vogel joins KQV
1958... March, Tall Paul Dean joins KQV.
1958. March 3, Sponsor Magazine reports "Phone operators at Pittsburgh's KQV were swamped with calls in response to a recent promotion campaign. Gimmick was an ad series addressed informally to "Joe", or "Helen", giving away only station's telephone number and signed "The Live One". 25, 000 Joe's and Helen's dialed the number. Just what every cemetery need, s good phone booth!"
1958... March 17, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Roy H. Philson, sales department, KQV Pittsburgh, joins KDKA as account executive."
1958 ... March 24, Broadcasting Magazine reports "An Optimist Club and a Business is Good campaign are being counted by KQV Pittsburgh and KPHO-AM-TV Phoenix, respectively. KQV station manager Ralph Beaudin is banding Pittsburgh's optimists together to 'accentuate the positive ... put away the crying towels and talk of depression." He aired a message inviting listeners to join the club and announced that membership requires that each member "wear a smile, have no negative thoughts... get out and enjoy life.:
1958... March 31, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad KQV looking for new afternoon
DJ
1958 ... March 31, Broadcasting Magazine has article and picture of ABC radio managers meeting in Detroit.
1958... April 3, Al Nobel leaves KQV
1958... May, Roy Elwell joins KQV.
1958... May, Lee Walters joins KQV (Sunday)
1958... May 21, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Sam Holman, KQV Pittsburgh joins WIL St. Louis as d.j."
1958... July 14, Broadcasting Magazine publishes letter to the editor from KQV's John Gibbs.
1958... August 27, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Ken Hildebrand accepted a
position to leave KQV to anchor Channel 4 (WTAE-TV) news. He would later take
back the resignation before his scheduled departure for WTAE-TV. Ken remained as KQV news director into 1961.
1958... September 30, KQV joins WTAE-TV Channel 4 for Stereo testing.  Both stations
simulcast ABC-TV's Lawrence Welk show on Wednesday evenings.
1958... October 6, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Promoting Science - KQV Pittsburgh has launched a month-long "crash" campaign to inform local school students of the country's need for scientific manpower. Approximately 40 hours of program time covering 450 broadcasting periods are being used. The informational series is directed to teachers and parents, as well as students."
1958... October, KQV moves from 14th floor of Chamber of Commerce Building, 411 7th
Avenue in Pittsburgh into Showcase Studio on 1st floor.
1958 ... December 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Chuck Dougherty, KQV Pittsburgh d.j., adds duties of program director, replacing John Gibbs, named KQV program-sales coordinator.
The Top 40 Era ... The 1950's - 1959
1959... January, John Gibbs promoted to program and sales coordinator
1959.. January lineup ... Chuck Dougherty, Henry DaBecco, Roy Elwell, Dave Scott, Roy Elwell, Lee Vogel, Jim McLaughlin
1959.. February 9, Billboard magazine reports KQV morning deejay Chuck Dougherty has been named program director. 
1959.. July, KQV installs Unique Automatic Tape operation at a cost of $10,000. 1st station
in the country.
1959.. July 13 & 20, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad KQV looking for a Disk Jockey
1959. August 22, Sponsor Magazine reports "At KQV, Pittsburgh, news director Ken Hildebrand sat down before the mike awaiting his cue, As the "On The Air" light flashed, he found he had forgotten his news script. Oh well. no news is good news"   .
1959.. Fall, Bob Prince joins KQV for Sports Report at 7:20 pm.
1959.. September, Larry Aiken joins KQV for overnights replacing Jim McLaughlin.
September lineup ... Chuck Dougherty, Henry DaBecco, Roy Elwell, Dave Scott, Roy Elwell, Lee Vogel, Larry Aiken
1959.. September 7, Broadcasting Magazine reports "KQV Pittsburgh sponsored a 5-day Polio Shot Clinic in cooperation with the local public health department. An estimated 10,000 persons took advantage of .50 polio shots after hearing of their availability through KQV's energetic spot campaign."
1959.. September 28, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad KQV looking for a Disk Jockey
1959.. September 30, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports, "Sam Holman is filling the vacancy
left by the departed Roy Elwell at KQV until the station can hire another disc jockey."
1959.. November 3, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports, "Lee Vogel, KQV's "Flying Dutchman" is leaving his all-night post with the ABC station for NBC's WAMP to take over the morning show from Davey Tyson. Vogel, former McKeesport High English teacher labored for WEDO before joining KQV, which has signed Greg Mason as a disc jockey. Mason formerly worked for WNOE New Orleans an KRLA Pasedana, Ca, where Roy Elwell a former KQVer recently switched.
1959.. November 16, Lee Vogel leaves KQV for mornings at WAMP (WJAS), Larry Aiken
moves to 9 - midnight
1959.. November, Henry DaBecco begins 7-9 pm in addition to 10-1 pm with the Hi-Fi Club.
1959.. November 12, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph's Arnold Zeitlin reports, "Jim Light disc jockey and program director of WAKY in Louisville, KY will move into the 1-3 pm slot on KQV starting Dec 1. In other time shifts at the station, Greg Mason moves to the all-night program and Larry Aiken to the 9 pm-- midnight record program."
1959.. November 23, KQV runs series of advertisements in Pittsburgh Newspapers called
"Inside Pittsburgh Radio".  The series spotlights KQV personalities, office staff,
 promotions and more, and runs until the end of January 1960.
1959.. December, Greg Mason joins for overnights replacing Larry Aiken.
1959.. December 1, KQV begins Dial-A-Score, 24 hours a day, sports scores by telephone.
EXpress 1-3510.
1959.. December, KQV runs the Secret Word Promotion
1959.. December 4. Pittsburgh Press announces Ralph Beaudin to leave KQV in January.
1959.. December 4, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports, "Southerner Jim Light pulled out of his new KQV Disc Jockey job at the last minute, so Sam Holman still is holding down the  1 - 3 pm slot.
1959.. December 10, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports, "Chuck Dougherty leaves KQV with no comment."
1959.. December 21, Johnny McKinney joins KQV for 1 - 3 pm.
1959... December 28, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Herb Heiman, formerly with KQV
Pittsburgh, named program director of KRLA Los Angeles."
1959.. December 29, Dick Drury has joined the KQV staff from Portland, Ore, as a disc jockey and will take over the 1-3 pm slot starting next Monday  (Jan 4, 1960) The new station lineup includes Dave Scott (6-10 am), Henry DaBecco (10 am to 1 pm and 7-9 pm) Drury, Larry Aiken (3-6:30 pm), and Byron Zint (midnight to 6 a.m.) (Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph December 29, 1959 Arnold Zeitlin)
1959.. Bill Jennings joins KQV News
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1960
1960... January, KQV jocks are known as Fabulous Five Plus One.
Radio Radiance 1410 On Your Dial, the Golden Voice of the Golden Triangle.
1960... January, KQV uses CRC Radiant Radio Jingles
1960... January, Tune In To KQV to Strike It Rich (License Roulette)
1960... January 4, Byron Zint joins KQV for overnights replacing Greg Mason.
1960... January, Bob McKee is part of KQV's news team
1960... January, Dick Drury joins KQV for 1-3 pm. Johnny McKinney moves to 9 pm - midnight Larry Aiken moves to 3 - 6:30 pm, Dave Scott to Mornings.
1960... January lineup. Dave Scott (6 - 9 am), Henry DaBecco (10 - 1pm), Dick Drury (1 3pm), Larry Aiken (3 - 6:30 pm), Henry DaBecco (7 - 9 pm), Johnny McKinney (9 - mid), Byron Zint (mid - 6 am)
1960... February 22, Billboard Magazine reports "Dick Drury's new address is KQV Pittsburgh. He has an afternoon show. 1 - 3 pm.
1960... March 15, Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports"KQV Deejay Catches Car Looter in Act. Sam Holman Tussels with youth Who Admits Theft."
1960... March 18, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports on anti-payola measures undertaken by
local radio stations including KQV.
1960... March, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports John Gibbs May Head Rock 'n' Roll KQV
1960... March 21, John Gibbs promoted to general manager of KQV
1960... March 26, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Ralph W. Beaudin, general manager of KQV Pittsburgh, appointed general manager of WLS Chicago and John Gibbs, KQV program and sales manager, named to succeed Mr. Beaudin as general manager of KQV. ABC-Paramount Theaters Inc., which owns KQV, had owned 50% of WLS until March 18 when it signed contract to acquire meaning 50% held by Prairie Farmer Publishing Co. Mr. Beaudin joined KQV as general manager in 1957 and earlier had been in executive posts with WBNY Buffalo, and KOWH and KOIL, both Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Gibbs has been with KQV since 1945, having served as news and sports broadcaster and director of public service.
1960... April 1, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph's Arnold Zeitlin reports "Sam Holman, KQV
production chief, leaves for Chicago to work with his former Pittsburgh boss, Ralph
Beaudin, at WLS. D.J. Dick Drury replaces Holman, Frank Marucca, formerly production director at WAMP, has joined KQV as sales and program coordinator."
1960... April, Hi-Fi club is now the Coke Hi-Fi Club.
1960... April 1, Frank Marucca appointed Program & Sales Coordinator
1960.. April 4, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad for KQV looking for modern radio DJ
1960... April, Bell Telephone has to start a new phone exchange DEwey to accommodate   extra heavy volume of calls to KQV Dial-A-Score. This was the beginning of the 333
numbers Pittsburgh radio stations still use today !
1960... April 8, Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph reports "The telephone company is adding 25 lines
 to the 40 already installed for KQV's Dial-a-Score gimmick in preparation for the baseball season which starts next week. The free service attracted 207,2003 calls in
March, averaging 3,000 calls during the normally dull midnight to 6 a.m. stretch.
1960.. April 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Frank Maruca, formerly account executive
with Ketchum, MacLeod and Grove, Pittsburgh, appointed program and sales
coordinator of KQV, that city."
1960... April 22, Pittsburgh Sun telegraph reports, Rod Roddy is the latest jockey to join the
KQV spinning society, starting on the air Monday (4/25/60) in place of Dick Drury, who retires off mike to handle programming for the ABC-owned station. Roddy, a Texas native, comes from KOMA, Oklahoma City, where he was program director.
1960... April 25, Rod Roddy joins KQV for 9 - midnight from KOMA in Oklahoma City, Johnny McKinney moves to 1 - 3 pm). New lineup is ... Dave Scott, Henry DaBecco, Johnny McKinney, Larry Aiken, Henry DaBecco, Rod Roddy, Byron BZ Zint.
1960... Chuck Dougherty leaves KQV
1960... May 2, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Dick Drury, air personality at KQV Pittsburgh, promoted to program director"
1960... May 23,  Billboard Magazine has a story on radio stunts. KQV is featured. 
1960... May 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John H. Murphy, formerly account executive with KQV Pittsburgh to KDKA, that city in similar capacity."
1960... Dick Drury is KQV program director replacing Chuck Dougherty
1960... Johnny McKinney joins KQV
1960... June, Jim Hunter leaves KQV news for WWVA
1960... June, Bruce L. Still joins KQV as Production Director from WIRL, Peoria, Illinois
1960... June, Pittsburgh Post Gazette writer Arnold Zeitlin writes "KQV is claiming the month of May was the third best business month in the station's history since the American Broadcasting Company took it over three years ago." 
1960... June 13, Broadcasting Magazine reports Harry J Diettinger joins KQV as account executive
1960... July, Sponsor Magazine has picture of KQV's Rod Roddy with Don Yun eating with Chopsticks
1960... July 8, George Kleeb named Chief Engineer, replacing Fred Zellner who left for WLS, Chicago
1960... August 1, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Bruce L. Sill, production director of WIRL Peoria, Ill., to KQV Pittsburgh in similar capacity."
1960... August 1, Billboard Magazine has story on Rod Roddy's night show on KQV
1960... August 8, Broadcasting Magazine has letter to editor from KQV's Dick Drury on 
success of KQV Dial-A-Score.
1960... August 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Edward A.W. Smith, formerly Detroit manager of Adam Young Inc., appointed general sales manager of KQV Pittsburgh."
1960... August 15, Broadcast Magazine has classified ad "Rod Roddy - seeking fresh comic
talent for his new fall show. Send expendable audition, background, etc., to Rod Roddy Inc., KQV, Pittsburgh."
1960... August 15, Edward A.W. Smith named KQV General Sales Manager
1960... August 23, KQV Appreciation Day at West View Park featuring Dion & Belmonts,
Jimmy Jones, Paul Evans, Jonny Campbell, Billie & Lillie, Bobby Vee, Ray Peterson,
Fleetwoods and many others.
1960... September 2, Dick Drury serves two weeks in the Coast Guard Reserve.
1960... September 12, Chuck Brinkman joins KQV for overnights from WHNC, New Haven,
Connecticut, replacing Byron Zint, who returns to Indiana. New lineup is ... Dave Scott, Breakfast Club, Henry DaBecco, Johnny McKinney, Larry Aiken, Henry DaBecco, Rod Roddy, Chuck Brinkman.
1960... September 12, Billboard Magazine has a story on Chuck Brinkman joining KQV staff
1960... September 12, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Chuck Brinkman, formerly air personality at WHNC New Haven, Conn., to KQV in similar capacity."
1960... September 19, Billboard Magazine's vox jox has an open letter to the record manufacturers from KQV Program Director Dick Drury
1960... September, Bob Henke part of KQV engineering staff.
1960... October 3, KQV starts a Monday through Friday service called "Flair" at 1 pm.
1960... October, Program & Sales Coordinator Frank Maruca leaves KQV for KYW, Cleveland.
1960... October, Sponsor Magazine "Key to popularity: KQV Pittsburgh, is creating quite a stir in it's listening locale by offering a reward for the missing :K" after they removed it, temporarily, from the call letters. People are being stopped on corners and queried "do you have the missing K from KQV?" A $500 reward will go to the person who comes us with what the station deems the right answer."
1960... October 17, Broadcasting Magazine has story on KQV's Missing K promotion.
1960... November 21, Broadcasting Magazine reports Marvin Gottlieb formerly sales manager of WOKO Albany , N.Y., to KQV Pittsburgh as account executive.
1960... November 28, Rod Roddy goes on vacation, and KQV forgets.
1960... November 28, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Dick Drury, program director of KQV Pittsburgh, promoted to operations manager and community services director. He will be in charge of all programming and production for station."
1960... December, Sponsor Magazine has picture of KQV High Hoopers Cheerleader with team physician Rod Roddy
1960... December 7, ABC turns down offer to sell from Crowell-Collier.
1960... December 31, Billboard Magazine has an article on the use of comedy albums on
radio stations and features KQV's Rod Roddy
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1961
1961 ... January 13, KQV celebrates anniversary of the new KQV with the top hits of the past
            3 years.
1961 ... January 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Lucky Birthday - While Friday the 13th
            was causing uneasy moments to the superstitious clan, KQV took the occasion to
            launch a gala on-the-air promotion - to celebrate its fourth birthday,"
1961 ... January, Song Hits Magazine features Larry Aiken and Rod Roddy in KQV Swings
            with Larry Aiken and Rod Roddy. 
1961 ... February 6, Billboard Magazine has story on Oldies Trend at Top 40. Chuck
            Brinkman is featured in the story.
1961 ... February 6, Broadcasting Magazine has ad for the Sing A Long Extravaganza from
            Commercial Recordings Corporation with KQV listed.
1961 ... February 12, KQV launches 13 hour Sing-A-Long Show with station jingles.
1961 ... February 18, KQV Hi-Hoopers Basketball team plays National recording stars
            including Dion and the Skyliners at the Pitt Fieldhouse. Rod Roddy is listed in the
            game program as the team physician. The game benefited the Retarded Children's
            Association.
1961 ... February 21, KQV's Rod Roddy tells Billboard Magazine that his goal is to have a
            an entertaining and controversial show.
1961 ... February 27, 15 year KQV engineer Ray Wampler moves up to Studio Supervisor
            Arthur Sterman who moves to KABC, Los Angeles.
1961 ... March 1, William Gill joins KQV news as News Director from WSAI, Cincinnati.
1961 ... March 6, Billboard Magazine reports on KQV promotion on Henry DaBecco show
            on Nat King Cole.
1961 ... March 27, Billboard Magazine reports KQV's General Manager John Gibbs and 
            program director Dick Drury are in Hollywood to supervise new jingles produced by
            Johnny Mann. Also reports on Rod Roddy moving to mornings on KQV.
1961 ... March 27, 1961, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Dick Drury, program director of
            KQV Pittsburgh assumes additional responsibilities as air personality.
1961 ... April 3, KQV shuffles lineup.  Rod Roddy to mornings. New lineup ... 6-9am,
            Rod Roddy, 9-10am Breakfast Club, 10-1pm Henry DaBecco, 1-3 pm Dick Drury,
            3-6:30pm Dave Scott, 6:30-7:15 pm News Scope, 7:15-9 pm Henry DaBecco,
            9-12 mid, Larry Aiken, 12 mid- 6am, Chuck Brinkman.
1961 ... April 17, Billboard Magazine reports "Larry Aiken returned to the 9 p.m. - midnight
            segment of KQV, Pittsburgh. Chuck Brinkman continues on KQV's all-night show
            from midnight to 6 a.m."
1961 ... April 24, Billboard Magazine reports Texaco Dealers of Allegheny County sponsor
            Chuck Brinkman's All-Nite Show on KQV, called the Texaco All-Night Satellite.
1961 ... May 4, John Tenaglia named Assistant General Sales Manager of KQV.
1961 ... May 15, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John F. Tangle, account executive with
            KQV Pittsburgh, Pa., named assistant general sales manager."
1961 ... May 26, Dick Blanchard, formerly of WCAE, joins KQV staff.
1961 ... July 10, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad for KQV looking for a hard working
            professional modern radio personality.
1961 ... June 20, Dick Drury moves to mornings replacing Rod Roddy. Dick Blanchard moves
            into 1-3 pm slot.  Lineup ... Drury, Breakfast Club, DaBecco, Blanchard, Scott, 
            News Scope, DaBecco, Aiken, Brinkman.
1961 ... June 21, Pittsburgh Press's Fred Remington reports on the reason why Rod Roddy 
          left KQV
1961 ... June 26, Broadcasting Magazine has ad "KQV Pittsburgh Pennysylvania Seeking 
            outstanding personality for morning drive show. Mature, happy sounding, 
            professional, modern radio man. Air mail tape, resume and photo to John Gibbs,
            General Manager."
1961 ... June 29, John Gibbs is promoted to Vice President of the Allegheny Broadcasting
            Company.
1961 ... July 3, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John D, Gibbs, general Manager of KQV
            Pittsburgh, elected vp of licensee Allegheny Broadcasting Inc., subsidiary of
            ABC-Paramount Theaters Inc., Mr. Gibbs has been associated with the station for
            16 years, joining as news reporter in 1945. Before becoming general manager in 
            March 1960, Mr. Gibbs was program and sales coordinator.
1961 ... July 10, Bob McKee leaves for WJAS as news director
1961 ... July 10, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad for KQV looking for a new morning
            show personality.
1961 ... July 10, Jim McLaughlin returns,  KQV lineup ... 6-9am, Dick Drury, 9-10am
            Breakfast Club, 10-1pm Henry DaBecco, 1-4 pm Chuck Brinkman, 4-6:30pm
            Dave Scott, 6:30-7:15 pm News Scope, 7:15-9 pm Chuck Brinkman, 9-12 mid,
            Larry Aiken, 12 mid- 6am, Jim McLaughlin.
1961 ... July 14, News Director Ken Hildebrand leaves KQV.
1961 ... July 17, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Nearly 165,000 pieces of mail were
            received by KQV Pittsburgh in an eight-week period. Magnet for all the 
            correspondence was a contest with two-million trading stamps for prizes.
1961 ... July 26, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad for KQV looking for a new morning
            show personality.
1961 ... July 28, Bill Western joins KQV for mornings from KOIL in Denver, replacing
            Dick Drury.
1961 ... July 28 ... Dick Drury leaves KQV for WIL St. Louis.
1961 ... July 28, KQV Lineup... 6-9am, Bill Western, 9-10am Breakfast Club, 10-1pm Henry
            DaBecco, 1-3 pm Chuck Brinkman, 3-6:30pm Dave Scott, 6:30-7:15 pm News 
            Scope, 7:15-9 pm Chuck Brinkman, 9-12 mid, Larry Aiken, 12 mid- 6am, Jim 
            McLaughlin.
1961 ... August 7, Billboard Magazine reports on KQV's advertising campaign when Bill
            Western joined for mornings on July 28th.
1961 ... August 11, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Radio Station KQV will hold it's
            'Appreciation Day' at West View Park on August 24. The broadcast will also be
            carried over Channel 13, to which the procedes will be donated by KQV. Bobby 
            Vinton's Orchestra and a host of top recording artists will be on hand. Bobby Darin
            and Paul Anka have also made video tape recordings for the on-air presentation."
1961 ... August 17, Billboard Magazine mentions Larry Aiken's return to KQV for 9 - midnight
            with Chuck Brinkman moving to the all-night show.
1961 ... August 23, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports again on KQV for WQED 13.
1961 ... August 24 ... 2nd Annual KQV Radio Appreciation Day at West View Park features 
            Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney, Freddie Cannon, Ral Donner, Johnny 
            Tillotson, Timi Yuro, Skyliners, Curtis Lee, Ben E King, Jerry Butler, Tony Williams, 
            Tony Orlando, Marcy Joe, The Belmonts, Johnny Maestro, The Flairs, Maureen Grey
            and the Fabulous Four.
    The show is broadcast on KQV as well as a portion on WQED 13.
1961 ... August 25, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Alton (Al) Crouch will become the
            KQV news director on Monday. He comes here from WTVN Radio in Columbus and
            has worked at KNUZ Houston, where won seven awards for newscasting."
1961 ... August 28, Alton Crouch joins KQV as News Director from WTVN, Columbus , Ohio.
1961 ... August 29, Readers ask question about KQV  deejays and comment on
            KQV Listener Appreciation Day in Post Gazette Readers column
1961 ... September 4, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Rod Roddy, air personality for KQV
            Pittsburgh, joins KYW Cleveland in similar capacity."
1961 ... September 11, Broadcasting Magazine feature ad for ABC owned stations.
1961 ... September 11, Broadcasting Magazine features story on KQV Appreciation Day at
            Westview Park. 60,000 people attended according to story. 
1961 ... September 22, Pittsburgh Post Gazette (9/26/61) reported "It's a boy, their first child
            for Sheila and Chuck Brinkman, KQV disc jockey, born Saturday at Shadyside
            hospital. He'll be Charles L Brinkman IV."
1961 ... October 9, Billboard Magazine "Capitol Aids Ave Driving: Roger Karshner,sales
            manager for Capitol Records in Pittsburgh, has set up a promtional tie-in with the
            local Safety Council, Rado Station KQV, and the Texaco Gas Company, in 
            conjunction with Jerry Keller's Capitol waxing of "Be Careful How You Drive, Young
            Joey." The deejays at KQV are asking the listeners to write in an answer to "Why
            Joey should be careful driving." The winning letter will receive  the grand prize of a
            Capitol stereo phonograph p;us 200 gallons of gas. Other prizes include various
            Capitol L.P.'s"
1961 ... October 16, Broadcasting Magazine feature ad from Richard H. Ullman, Inc, for
            Ullman One-Derful Jingles with KQV featured.
1961 ... October 16, Sponsor Magazine "Texaco bought the all, night show, Dial-A-Score, on
            KQV, Pittsburgh, in a 50-50 deal with local dealers in order to encourage them to
            stay open all night. Originally a 13 week order, the buy was renewed for another 13
            weeks last month. The show, as it gives away ball scores via the telephone, can be
            used to document from truck line meters that people are awake and listening."
1961 ... October 31, Billboard Magazine reports, "Felsted Records the Flares demonstrated
            their hot chart dis, "Foot Stomping" at the poolside party broadcast by Larry Aiken
            on KQV a short time ago.
Colorful KQV
1961 ... November 1, Mel Hall joins KQV as program director.
1961 ... November 20, Broadcasting Magazine feature ad for ABC owned stations.
1961 ... Keeve Berman joins KQV News
1961 ... Colorful KQV Jingle Package produced in New York for KQV
1961 ... December 25, "Broadcasting Magazine reports "Ken Hildebrand, news director, KQV
            Pittsburgh, joins WERE, Cleveland as newscaster."
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1962
1962 ... January 5, Pittsburgh Press reports Mel Hall joins KQV from WJJD in Chicago joins
            KQV as operations director and 7:15 to 9 pm disc jockey.
1962 ... January 8, Jim Gearhart joins KQV for mornings replacing Bill Western.
1962 ... January 8, KQV lineup was: 6-10 Jim Gearhart, 10-11 Breakfast Club,  11- 3 Henry
            DaBecco,   3- 6:30 Dave Scott, 7-9 Mel Hall,  9-12 Larry Aiken, and 12-6 Jolly Jim
            McLaughlin
1962 ... January 15 Broadcasting Magazine reports "Milton R. Hall. operations director,
            WJJD Chicago joins KQV Pittsburgh in similar capacity."
1962 ... January 19, Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that KQV engineer Roy Humphrey Jr. 
            has left station for 3 year to the Philippines.
1962 ... January 20, Billboard Magazine reports "New 6-10 a.m. man at KQV, Pittsburgh , is
            James E. Gearhart. Also new at KQV is Mel Hall, formerly with WJJD, Chicago, who
            has been named operations director of KQV. In addition, Hall will handle two deejay
            shows, Monday through Friday aired from 7:15 to 9 pm. and a Saturday seg from 
            10 a.m. to 2 p.m."
1962 ... February 1, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1962 ... February 26, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad looking for new Continuity 
            Director for KQV.
1962 ... March 12, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1962 ... March 5, Broadcasting Magazine has classified ad looking for new Continuity 
            Director for KQV.
1962 ... March 18, Broadcasting Magazine has picture of KQV news director with US
            Secretary of State Dean Rusk and James Waldrop from WJXT TV Jacksonville.
1962 ... March 29, Pittsburgh Press has question about KQV's Dave Scott in The Viewers
            Speak column.
1962 ... April 2, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1962 ... April 9, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Howard Cosell, veteran sports commentator,
            appointed manager for sports for ABC Radio Network."
1962 ... April 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports William J. Gilmore joins KQV Pittsburgh as
            Chief Engineer from WAVI-AM-FM Dayton, Ohio.
1962 ... April 17, Pittsburgh Press has announcement from John Gibbs appointing William
            Gilmore as KQV' Chief Engineer.
1962 ... April 19, Pittsburgh Press has question about KQV's Jim McLaughlin in The Viewers
            Speak column.
1962 ... May 4, on Dave Scott's 42nd birthday, Pittsburgh Press' Fred Remington has a story
            on KQV's Dave Scott.
1962 ... May 11, Pittsburgh Press has article on KQV-FM moves to 102.5 and begins 
            operations at 6:00 am on a program test basis. KQV-FM to broadcast at 102.5 from
            6:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Power output of 55,000 effective radiated power.
1962 ... May 15, Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on KQV Island Holiday as KQV gives away
            an Island Holiday Getaway with Henry DaBecco in July.
1962 ... May 21, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Enter KQV-FM, KQV-FM Pittsburgh began
            broadcasting May 11, according to John D. Gibbs, vice president and general 
            manager. The stations broadcasts with a power of 55 kw on 102.5 mc. It is on the air
            from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday. It will simulcast mush of the
            programming of sister station KQV.
1962 ... June 1, Sponsor Magazine has a picture of KQV Sales Manager Ted Smith and 
            others regarding KQV Dial A Score
1962 ... June 30, Billboard Magazine reports "Bruce Stiil, formerly with KQV, Pittsburgh, was
            named production director at WIL, St. Louis
1962 ... July 2, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Gerald A. Spinn, for past three years 
            program director of WHK-AM-FM Cleveland joins KQV Pittsburgh as operations
            director."
1962 ... July 9, Broadcasting Magazine reports "KQV Pittsburgh was host to Detroit business
            and advertising executives in the Motor City, treating the guests to lunch and a talk
            by KQV Sports Director Harold (Pie) Traynor, former Pirate third baseman and 
            Baseball Hall of Fame member. 
1962 ... July 9, Sponsor Magazine reports Gerald A. Spinn to operations director of KQV,
            Pittsburgh
1962 ... Gerry Spinn joins KQV as program director from WHK in Cleveland
1962 ... July 21, Billboard Magazine reports, "Gerald A. Spinn, formerly program director at
            WHK, Cleveland, has joined KQV, Pittsburgh, as operations director. 
1962 ... Neil McIntyre is KQV Music Director
1962 ... August 8, Chuck Brinkman, discharged from the Army and rejoins KQV replacing
            Larry Aiken who returns to Indiana. (Aug 13, Broadcasting Magazine)
1962 ... August 8, KQV lineup was 6-10 Jim Gearhart, 10-11 Breakfast Club,  11-1 Henry
            DaBecco, 1-3 Mel Hall,  3-6:30 Dave Scott, 7:15 -12 mid Chuck Brinkman, and 12-6
            Jolly Jim McLaughlin
1962 ... August 13, Broadcasting Magazine reports KQV program director Mel Hall leaves 
            KQV for XETV-TV Tijuana - San Diego, California
1962 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 17/18 Jingles ... Colorful KQV, Audio 14
1962 ... KQV Top 40 is known as the "Better Music Tunedex"
1962 ... September 3, Sponsor Magazine has full page ad promoting 6.6 million calls to
            Dial-A-Score since January 1960.
1962 ... October 22, Broadcast Magazine reports "Keeve Berman, for past year part time 
            news reporter and disc jockey with KQV Pittsburgh, appointed to station's 
            announcing staff on fulltime basis in addition to production work."
1962 ... October 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports KQV account executive Marvin Gottlieb
            leaves KQV for KDKA-TV.
1962 ... October 29, Broadcasting Magazine has story on KQV promotion "Why does your
            mother-in-law deserve a trip."
1962 ... December 15, Billboard Magazine has article about National Record Mart sponsoring
            Chuck Brinkman's show. 
1962 ... December 15, KQV DJ Chuck Brinkman and Singer Florraine Darlin come to National
           Record Mart at Greater Butler Mart. (North Hills News Record, 12/12/62)
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1963

1963 ... January 1, KQV Lineup: Jim Gearhart, Breakfast Club, Henry DaBecco, Dave Scott,
            KQV News Scope, Chuck Brinkman, Jolly Jim McLaughlin.
1963 ... January 1, KQV News: Alton Crouch, Pie Traynor (sports), Alan Boal, William 
            Jennings, Keeve Berman (from WEDO)
1963 ... Larry Garrett joins KQV as a sales representative.
1963 ... January 7, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1963 ... January 10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that KQV has launched a seat belt
             campaign as part of it's highway safety program.
1963 ... KQV's "Better Music Tunedex" becomes "KQV Finest 50 Tunedex"
1963 ... March 18, Broadcasting Magazine features full page ad "How does KQV succeed in
            winning 24% of the Pittsburgh radio audience?" 
1963 ... March 23, Billboard Magazine mentions KQV St Patrick's Day promotion, awarding
            a $50 savings bond to the listener who sent in the most interesting drawing of the
            KQV Leprechaun.
1963 ... March 28 Pittsburgh Press has question about Jim Gearhart and Keeve Berman
            in the Viewers Speak column.
1963 ... April 16, Pittsburgh Press reports that Alan Boal is promoted to Director of News
            and Public Affairs replacing Alton Crouch who resigned..
1963 ... May 4, Billboard Magazine reports "KQV newsman Alan Boal appointed director of
            news and public affairs for the ABC o.&o. in Pittsburgh."
1963 ... May 20, KQV News presents "Primary Preview" at 8 pm to provide listeners with a
            better understanding of the Primary Election. Alan Boal was the host.
1963 ... June 14, KQV's Dave Scott host's a records show at Civic Arena featuring, Dion,
            the Chiffons, the Shirelles, Freddie Cannon, the Impressions, Mary Jo Tropay,
            Little Peggy March, and Al Caiola's orchestra. (Post Gazette)
            This was the first "Shower of Stars" produced by Pat DiCesare and Tim Tormey.
1963 ... June 15, the Bill Black Combo performed at the West View Park Talkie Temple, with 
            KQV deejay Chuck Brinkman as emcee. 
1963 ... July 4, KQV honors the nation's 187th birthday with a 24 hour tribute.
1963 ... July 6,  Billboard Magazine has picture of Chuck Brinkman and Neil McIntyre with
            Jimmy Dean at the Twin Coaches
1963 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 24 Jingles ... KQV, Colorful 14
1963 ... July 23, KQV Shower Of Stars featuring Johnny Tillotson, Gene Pitney, Paul &
            Paula, the Crystals, Ruby and the Romantics, the Orlons, Lou Christie, the Dovells,
            Barbara Lewis, Bobby Sox and the Blue Jeans, Dick and Dee Dee, Ronnie
            Cochrane, Ricky St. Romaine, Big Dee Irwin, the Tymes, and Bobby Comstock.
             2 shows at the Syria Mosque. 8 & 10:30 pm. All tickets $2.00
1963 ... August 24 ...Billboard Magazine features picture of KQV program director Gerry
            Spinn with Roger Karshner of Capitol Records to promote Bobby Darin's album.
1963 ... October, KQV purchases the KQVehicle for remote broadcasts 
1963 ... October 15, Music Director Neil McIntyre leaves KQV to join WINS in New York
1963 ... October 29, Pittsburgh Press reports Alan Boal leaves KQV Radio and WIIC-TV to
            take a position as head of the American Broadcasting Company's radio and TV news
            operation in Miami.
1963 ... November 18, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Wet contest. KQV Pittsburgh
            received 2,500 entries in a two-week contest to predict the time and date of the
            city's next rainfall. The contest began after 30 days of drought and ended on the 46th
            day. A $50 prize was given to the listener who guessed closest to the date and time"
1963 ... December 9, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1963 ... December 14, Billboard Magazine reports "Anthony J. Cortese appointed directory
            of community affairs at KQV AM-FM (Pittsburgh)."
1963 ... December 15, Fred Remington of the Pittsburgh Press does feature with pictures of
            the KQVehicle in Sunday TV Graphic Magazine.
1963 ... December 19, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations
1963 ... Jim Gearhart leaves KQV for WFIL in Philadelphia
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1964
1964 ... KQV news man Joel Rose named news director at WCUE, Akron Ohio.
1964 ... January 13, Sponsor Magazine reports David W. Cowler joins KQV as account
            executive. He was a sales promotion rep from a major drug fir.
1964 ... January 16, John Rook joins KQV as program director replacing Gerry Spinn
1964 ... January 13, KQV's "Finest 50 Tunedex" becomes "Pittsburgh's Finest 40"
1964 ... January 13, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Pat Gmiter, of KQV Pittsburgh, joins
            local sales staff of WIIC (TV), that city."
1964 ... January 25, Billboard Magazine's Vox Jox reports " KQV's (Pittsburgh) new program
            chief John Rook has initiated a 50 - 40 song play list with 10 upcomers. Expect
            many changes at the ABC-owned station.
1964 ... January 25, Billboard Magazine's Vox Jox reports "Jim Gearhart out at KQV
            (Pittsburgh). New men being auditioned by John Rook.
1964 ... January 27, Broadcasting Magazine reports "J Harlan Rook, formerly of KTLN Denver
            appointed program director of KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh."
1964 ... February 3, Broadcasting Magazine reports "William Jennings, since 1959, reporter
            at KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh, promoted to news director, replacing Alan Boal, recently
            named Latin-American correspondent for ABC News."
1964 ... February 8, Billboard Magazine reports,"Speaking of records, KQV (Pittsburgh) has
            a new policy of airing "important recordings immediately," . P.d. John Rook and m.d. 
            Dave Scott call it "Instant Action Record of the Hour."
1964 ... February 10, KQV's "Pittsburgh's Finest 40" becomes "Pittsburgh's Parade of Hits"
1964 ... February 10, Broadcasting Magazine reports " Pie Traynor, sports director of KQV
            Pittsburgh since 1945, assumes added duties as host of his own daily, five minute
            question and answer sports program, Pop One to Pie, at 8 a.m."
1964 ... February 17, Hal Murray joins KQV for Mornings from KDWB in Minneapolis 
            replacing Jim Gearhart.
1964 ... February 20, Pittsburgh Press reports Dexter Allen joins KQV (from KTLN in Denver)
            for overnights.
1964 ... February 22, Billboard Magazine reports "Hal Murray, 22 year broadcast vet, leaves
            KDWB (Minneapolis) wake-up show to join KQV (Pittsburgh) as morning air
            personality."
1964 ... February 22, Billboard Magazine reports " Dexter (Bill) Allen, formerly with KREO
            (Indio, Calif. and Denver) joins KQV's all-night show."
1964 ... February 24, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Al Brenick, formerly with KQV
            Pittsburgh, named news director of WPOP Hartford, Conn."
1964 ... February 29, Billboard Magazine reports "Bill Jennings appointed as news director
            replacing Alan Boal who has moved to ABC News."
1964 ... February, account executive David W. Coles leaves KQV for WRYT
1964 ... March 23, KQV's  "Pittsburgh's Parade of Hits" becomes "Pittsburgh's Finest Forty" 
            (again)
1964 ... March 31 & April 6, KQV lists Top 8 as Beatles on Finest Forty !
1964 ... April 24, Billboard Magazine's Vox Jox reports "Don Shafer, KXOK (St. Louis) deejay
            joins KQV (Pittsburgh) as production chief.
1964 ... May 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Donald L Shafer, for past two years
            production director for KXOK St, Louis joins KQV Pittsburgh in same capacity."
1964 ... May 20, Bobby Vee joins Dave Scott in the KQVehicle for a live broadcast from in
            front of McCrory's on East Ohio Street on the North Side.
1964 ... May 25, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned stations.
1964 ... May 29, Henry DaBecco leaves KQV for WRYT. Steve Rizen joins KQV for Middays.
1964 ... May 29, Steve Rizen joins KQV for middays from KTLK in Denver.
1964 ... Summer, Chuck Brinkman visits Liverpool to interview British Invasion artists, Vic 
            Dana fills in for Steve Rizen
1964 ... Bobby Rydell visits KQV
Fun-Lovin' KQV
1964 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 26 Jingles ... Fun Lovin' KQV, Audio 14
1964 ... June 1, Alan Boal leaves KQV for Channel 11, WIIC-TV News.
1964 ... Al Julius joins KQV News
1964 ... June 3, Al Martino serves as guest disc jockey with Dave Scott between 4 and 6 pm
1964 ... June 6, Billboard Magazine reports, "Henry DaBecco, long time deejay at KQV 
            (Pittsburgh), exits station."
1964 ... June 9, Beano Cook leaves KQV sports. His sports show will be heard at 6:35 pm
            on WJAS.
1964 ... June 21, Lesley Gore serves as guest disc spinner with Keeve Berman from 5 to 6 
            pm
1964 ... Ron Asbury joins KQV News
1964 ... KQV's Fun-Lovin Five includes ... Hal Murray, Steve Rizen, Dave Scott, Chuck
            Brinkman, Dex Allen
1964 ... June 17, K Q Vacation Dance & Show at West View Danceland ... Rolling Stones, 
            Bobby Goldsboro, Chiffons, Bobby Comstock, Pixie's Three. Tickets - $1.50.
1964 ... July 8, Vince Leonard of the Pittsburgh Press reported "Nat 'King' Cole, star of this 
            week's Civic Light Opera at the Civic Arena will be a guest disc jockey in KQV radio's
            Showcase Studio tomorrow. Cole will be the guest of Steve Rizen between 1 and 3 
            pm.
1964 ... July 13, KQV Presents the Summer Shower of Stars ... The Crystals, Gene Pitney,
            The Shirelles, The Dixie Cups, The Rip Chords, The Reflections, Major Lance, The
            Supremes and more. (2 shows at the Syria Mosque)
1964 ... July 18, Billboard Magazine has article and picture about Hal Murray
1964 ... July 25, Billboard Magazine's Gil Faggen reports "KQV's (Pittsburgh) "Summer
            Shower of Stars" was a smashine success Monday , July 13. The Crystals, Gene 
           Pitney, the Dixie Cups, the Shirelles, the Rip Chords, and the Reflections, Major
            Lance, Brenda Hollaway, Brian Hyland, Mike Clifford, Dean & Jean, the Supremes,
            Round Robin, the Casuals, and the Liver Pools performed at the Syria Mosque
            emceed by KQV's Hal Murray, Steve Rizen, Dave Scott, Chuck Brinkman, and
            Dex Allen."
1964 ... Bob Harvey joins KQV staff for news and as "Captain Bob" for KQV traffic reports
1964 ... August 1, KQV Summer Shower of Stars # 2, Four Seasons, Ruby and the 
            Romantics, Barbara Lewis, Bobby Goldsboro, Jimmy Soul, Patti and the Emblems,
            Chiffons. (2 shows at the Syria Mosque)
1964 ... August 15, Billboard Magazine has article and picture about Nat King Cole's visit
            with Steve Rizen on July 9th.
1964 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 27 Jingles ... Colorful KQV, Audio 14, The Summer Sound
1964 ... August 22, KQV Summer Shower of Stars # 3, Beach Boys, 2 shows at the Syria
            Mosque 7:30 and 9:30 pm. All seats $2.50
1964 ... August 31, Broadcasting Magazine reports on KQV's Think Cool Promotion.
1964 ... September 5, Billboard Magazine features picture of KQV jocks and KQV Cuties
            outside Gateway Center as part of Think Cool promotion.
1964 ... September 12, Billboard Magazine has story about Emperor Hal Murray
1964 ... September 14, KQV beats KDKA to the punch, airs Beatles pre-concert press
    conference and then KQV Welcomes the Beatles to the Civic Arena
1964 ... September 19, Billboard Magazine features picture of KQVehicle (Amphicar)
1964 ... September 28 Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1964 ... October 10, Billboard Magazine features picture of Beatles at the Civic Arena
            with KQV banners. 
1964 ... October 12, Broadcasting Magazine reports KQV received more than 5000 requests
            for KQV Welcomes The Beatles poster.
1964 ... October 21, Steve Rizen, Dave Scott, and Chuck Brinkman broadcast all day from 
            the fifth Health O Rama at the Leona Theater in Homestead
1964 ... October 24, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1964 ... November 14, Billboard Magazine Focus On The DJ Scene column features KQV's
            Steve Rizen.
1964 ... November 14, Billboard Magazine Voxjox column mentions Dex Allen and KQV
            contest to win Frank Sinatra albums. 
1964 ... November 21, Billboard Magazine features article on KQV and John Rook breaking
            Beatles songs "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" on KQV & WABC.
1964 ... November 25, KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars, Chuck Berry, Supremes, Drifters,
            Lou Christie, Brian Highland, Crystals, Velvettes, Hondells, Mike Clifford, Dee Dee 
            Sharp, Sonny Knight (2 shows at the Syria Mosque)
1964 ... November 30, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Robinson, Dinino & West, New York,
            has been appointed agency for ABC-owned radio stations ... effective Dec 1. 
            (including KQV Pittsburgh)
1964 ... December 7, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Don Trimakrie, at one time with KQV,
            KDKA and WJAS, all Pittsburgh, named musical director for WIIC (TV) Pittsburgh."
1964 ... December 9, Al Julius is appointed News Director of KQV
1964 ... December, Fun-Lovin' Five dress up as Santas
1964 ... December 12, Billboard Magazine details KQV and other stations airplay on Beatles
            '65 album.
1964 ... December 28, KQV Christmas Shower of Stars, Roy Orbison, Jackie Wilson,
            Shangri-Las and more. According to the January 15, 1965 Pittsburgh Press "KQV 
            Radio's Christmas Shower of Stars broke the attendance mark of 14,000 at the Civic
            Arena by 330."
1964 ... December 28, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Joel Rose, in news department at
            KQV Pittsburgh, named news director at WCUE Akron, Ohio."
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1965
1965 ... January 9, Billboard Magazine has article about KQV Christmas Shower of Stars
1965 ... January 9, Billboard Magazine reports "Al Julius, formerly news director with KIMN
            (Denver), named news director of KQV, ABC-owned station in Pittsburgh."
1965 ... February 5 - 7 KQV sponsors the first Career Exposition held  in Western Pa at the
            Civic Arena. According to the February 9th Pittsburgh Press "The three-day Career
            Exposition at the Civic Arena drew 36,630, which, KQV says, is the largest 
            attendance ever at an Arena Exposition" 
1965 ... February 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Garrett D Blanchfield. assistant
            promotion and marketing director and salesman for WEEI Boston, named to sales
            research and promotion director at KQV Pittsburgh. 
1965 ... February 15, Broadcasting Magazine reports on KQV Career Expo from Feb. 5 - 7.
1965 ... February, Chuck Brinkman goes to Bahamas to interview the Beatles on the set of 
            "HELP !"
1965 ... March, KQV gets exclusive on Beatles' Yes It Is & Ticket To Ride
1965 ... March 12, Singer Vic Dana  takes over the afternoon deejay chores for a week. 
            (Pittsburgh Press 3/11/65)
1965 ... March 12, Chuck Brinkman left for England to do interviews with The Beatles, Dave 
            Clark Five, Petula (Downtown) Clark, the Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Peter and 
            Gordon, Gerry and the Pacemakers and others.  (Pittsburgh Press 3/12/65)
1965 ... March, Connie Francis visits KQV
1965 ... March 22, Broadcasting Magazine reports "David W. Cowles, account executive at 
            KQV Pittsburgh, joins WRYT, that city, in similar capacity."
1965 ... March 23, John Tenaglia promoted to General Sales Manager, Ed Lupin & David 
            Grecian join sales staff, Tony Cortese is public affairs manager
1965 ... April 3, Billboard Magazine has picture of Chuck Brinkman with Ringo Starr on the
            set of Beatles movie Help!
1965 ... April 5, Broadcasting Magazine reports John Tenaglia appointed KQV General Sales
            Manager.
1965 ... April 12, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Edward L Lubin, marketing executive for
            Ketchum, McLeod & Grove, Pittsburgh. named sales account executive for KQV,
            that city."
1965 ... May 24, Broadcasting Magazine features ABC Radio activates ad.
1965 ... May 31, Broadcasting Magazine reports "W.J. Gilmore, chief engineer for KQV
            Pittsburgh, named chief radio engineer for ABC Radio in Midwest."
1965 ... June 5, KQV begins new telephone talk show, "Controversy" hosted by Al Julius 
1965 ... Bill Clark editor of KQV Newscope
1965 ... KQV Uses PAMS Series 29 Jingles ... Fun Lovin' KQV, Audio 14, Go - Go !
1965 ... Summer, KQV publishes Fun-Lovin' Five Official British Dictionary
1965 ... June 26, Billboard Magazine features picture of Steve Rizen and MGM Records
            Harold Berkman with winner from "What's A Wooly Bully" contest.
1965 ... July, Steve Rizen switches shifts with Hal Murray. Rizen to mornings, Murray to
            middays.
1965 ... July 25, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox has story on KQV Summer Shower Of Stars.
            "KQV (Pittsburgh's) "Summer Shower of Stars" was a smashing success Monday
           July 13. The Crystals, Gene Pitney, the Dixie Cups, the Shirelles, the Rip Chords
            and the Reflections, Major Lance, Brenda Holloway, Brian Hyland, Mike Clifford, 
            Dean & Jean, the Supremes, Round Robin, the Casuals, and the Liver Pools
            performed at a station sponsored show at the Syria Mosque emceed by KQV's
            Hal Murray, Steve Rizen, Dave Scott, Chuck Brinkman and Dex Allen.
1965 ... July 26, Broadcasting Magazine features ABC Radio Sells.
1965 ... August 18, KQV presents special Pittsburgh Premier showing of " Beatles "HELP !"
1965 ... August 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Edward A.W. Smith, general sales
            manager at KQV Pittsburgh for five years, joins the Katz Agency, New York, as
            director of spot radio development and project sales."
1965 ... September, KQV puts up Billboards promoting Big Steve Rizen.  Mustaches are 
            painted on Steve.  Win $1,000 by guessing who painted the mustaches on Big Steve.
1965 ... September 6, Steve Rizen begins as host of WIIC-TV 11 Game Show - 
            "Give It A Whirl"
1965 ... September 26, Dex Allen leaves KQV for Seattle
1965 ... October 7, Pittsburgh Press' Vince Leonard reports "Hank Mann (Hank Baughman)
            is the new KQV all night man on KQV., replacing Dex Allen who left for KOL, Seattle.
            Mann was with WHJB in Greensburg, and the Armed Forces Radio Network.
1965 ... November 24, KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars - The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, 
            Simon and Garfunkel, We Five, Bo Diddly, The Vibrations, Paul Revere and the
            Raiders and others. 9131 fans were in attendance. (1 show at the Civic Arena)
            Tickets $3 - $4 - $5.
1965 ... December, KQV Fun Lovin' Five Official British Dictionary is available at all National
            Record Marts.
1965 ... December 11, Kittaning Pa, Leader Times reports Tom Lee joins KQV, The paper
            incorrectly labels KQV as NBC Affiliate.
1965 ... December 13-17, New York Disc Jockey Bob Lewis (Bob-A-Lou) is on loan from
            WABC, New York, to KQV all week in vacationing Chuck Brinkman's 7:30 p.m. to 
            midnight spot (Pittsburgh Press 12/14/65)
1965 ... December 16, Chuck Brinkman an announcer for radio Station KQV here will be
            master of ceremonies for the annual Christmas Party of the Vocational Rehabilitation
            Center of Allegheny County Thursday Afternoon at the center, 908 Penn Avenue,
            Downtown (Post Gazette 12/14/65)
1965 ... December 28, KQV Christmas Shower of Stars at Civic Arena. The Four Seasons,
            Chuck Berry, Yardbirds, Little Anthony & Imperials, Sam The Sham, Simon and
           Garfunkel, Maxine Brown, Lou Christie, Thunderballs, Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels.
            Tickets $2.50 and $3.00
1965 ... December 29, Pittsburgh Press reports Hank Mann leaves KQV for WRYT
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1966
1966 ... January 1, KQV Station Personnel include John D Gibbs, Vice President and 
            General Manager, John F Tenaglia, General Sales Manager, F William Thieman, 
            Sales Service Director, John H Rook, Operations Director, Promotions/Research
            Director, Garrett D Blanchfield, and Patricia L Otterman, Traffic Director.
1966 ... January 1, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox reports "WABC New York, deejay Bob Lewis
            flew to KQV, Pittsburgh, to sit-in for a week for vacationing deejay Chuck Brinkman. 
1966 ... January, Chuck Brinkman goes on vacation. Bob-A-Lou (Lewis) from WABC, New 
            York, fills in for the week.
1966 ... January 24, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Charles Peterson, operations manager
            at WINQ Tampa, Fla., joins KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh as production director."
1966 ... February 4, 5, 6, KQV's Second Annual Career Exposition at Civic Arena, more
            than  30,000 people attended, more than 125 exhibitors.
1966 ... February 21, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1966 ... March - Sgt. Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Beret" goes top on KQV Finest 40.
1966 ... April 4, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1966 ... April 5, Pie Traynor leaves KQV Sports
1966 ... April, KQV's Chuck Brinkman hosts Come Alive! Saturday afternoons 12:30 to 2 on
            WIIC-TV 11
1966 ... April 23, Billboard Magazine's Claude Hall reports "The Chuck Brinkman Show at
            WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh, has a name now - "Come Alive"
1966 ... April 23, Billboard Magazine has an article about Chuck Brinkman's new TV show.
1966 ... Charles Peterson, operations manager at WINQ Tampa, Fla., joins KQV- AM-FM
            Pittsburgh as production director.
1966 ... April 25, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Carol Wintner, formerly with WBKB (TV)
            Chicago and KQV Pittsburgh, joins promotion and PR department of WIND Chicago.
1966 ... April 26, KQV's Steve Rizen plays controversial song that quotes The Beatles and 
            other British groups criticizing Sgt. Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Beret".
1966 ... May 2, Readers write to Pittsburgh Press on both sides of the issue of the Green
            Beret.
1966 ... May 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Larry Garrett, general manager of WDAD 
            Indiana, Pa. named account executive for KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh."
1966 ... May 30, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Russell D Martz, features writer and editor
            with Pittsburgh Press, appointed director of community affairs for KQV-AM-FM 
            Pittsburgh."
1966 ... June 27, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1966 ... July 4, Broadcasting Magazine reports :David A. Graecen, account executive with
            KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh, joins KDKA AM-FM, that city, as account executive.
1966 ... July 4, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1966 ... August, KQV's Dave Scott and Chuck Brinkman give away 3 Suzuki Motorcycles 
            Labor Day Weekend as part of promotion with Tackle Grooming Aids.
1966 ... August 1, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Jay Garber, from Pittsburgh Press joins
            KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh, as account executive."
1966 ... Steve Conti joins KQV engineering department.
1966 ... Mark Schaefer joins KQV News from WIIC-TV.
1966 ... October, KQV News Team includes Al Julius, Mark Schaefer, Keeve Berman and 
            Bill Jennings. Best news tip of the week at 281-1505 win $25 each week.
1966 ... November 23, KQV's Thanksgiving Shower of Stars at the Civic Arena featuring
            Sonny & Cher, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Sam the.Sham & Pharohs, Yardbirds,
            Brian Highland, Jokers, Bobby Hebb, Distant Cousins, Jimmy Clanton, and
            Napoleonic Wars. Tickets $2.50, $3.50 and $4.50
1966 ... December 8, Pittsburgh Press reports Bob Kopler joins KQV News from WARD in
            Johnstown, Pa.
1966 ... December 12, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Robert A Kopler, newsman with
            WARO Johnstown, Pa. joins news staff of KQV Pittsburgh."
1966 ... December 30, KQV Christmas Shower of Stars featuring the Monkees.
1966 ... Keeve Berman leaves KQV News for ABC News, New York
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1967
1967 ... FCC mandates separate programming for AM & FM stations.
1967...  January 5, Wendell L. (Wendy) Williams is appointed as Program Director for 
            KQV-FM by John Gibbs. Williams joins KQV-FM from WDAD in Indiana, Pa.
1967 ... January 9, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Wendell L Williams program director
            for WDAD Indiana, Pa. appointed program director of KQV-FM Pittsburgh."
1967 ... January 12, Pittsburgh Press reports Bob Dahlgren, formerly of WJAS is hired for 
            the 7 p.m. to midnight shift on KQV-FM..
1967 ... KQV News' Al Julius  wins 1966 Golden Quill award for Best Radio Feature or 
            Documentary.
1967 ... February, KQV launches Trafficopter with Captain Bob Harvey 
1967 ... February 17 - 19, the 3rd annual KQV Career Expo was held at the Civic Arena.
1967 ... February 20, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1967 ... March 20, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations
1967 ... April 16, KQV welcomes Beach Boys, Tommy James, Jim and Jean and Left Banke
            at Penn Theater.
1967 ... May, KQV "Finest Forty" now presented on Dave Scott Show on Monday Afternoons 
            between 3:00 and 6:30 pm.
1967 ... May, Chuck Brinkman appointed music director by program director John Rook
1967 ... May 29, KQV "Finest Forty" shows new logo, Super Summer Sound Of Pittsburgh
1967 ... The Summer of Love in Pittsburgh was KQV Super Summer, KQV's Fun-Lovin Five 
            includes: Hal Murray, Steve Rizen, Dave Scott, Chuck Brinkman and Tom Lee
1967 ... June 7, Pittsburgh Post Gazette announces the soon to be departure of KQV's
    Hal Murray.
1967 ... June, Hal Murray leaves KQV for WINQ, Tampa
1967 ... June 25, KQV welcomes Mama's & Papa's to Civic Arena with guest stars The 
            Buckinghams and Moby Grape.
1967 ... June 26, Bob Wilson joins KQV from KOIL in Omaha for middays replacing
           Hal Murray.
1967 ... June, KQV's Fun-Lovin Five includes: Steve Rizen, Bob Wilson, Dave Scott, Chuck 
            Brinkman and Tom Lee
1967 ... June, KQV & Thom McAn give away Surf Wagon (woody) in Surf's Up Sweepstakes
1967 ... June, KQV Request Central number 281-8811
1967 ... July 1, KQV's Steve Rizen hosts Battle of the Bands at Gimbles in downtown.
1967 ... Summer, KQV distributes thousands of Super Summer Bonus Buttons
1967 ... July 10, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Larry Garrett, account executive with KQV
            Pittsburgh, appointed assistant sales manager."
1967 ... July 24, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Edward L. Lubin, with KQV Pittsburgh,
            appointed local sales representative for WJW-TV Cleveland.
1967 ... July 31, Steve Rizen resigns from KQV for WJAS. Bob Wilson moves to mornings.
1967 ... July, Johnny Mitchell joins KQV from KBTR in Denver, replacing Steve Rizen,
            for midday, traffic reporting and production director
1967 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 31 Jingles ... Fun Lovin' KQV, Audio 14
1967 ... KQV was Groovy QV.
1967 ... KQV uses PAMS Custom 1967 Jingles ... Fun Lovin' KQV
1967 ... KQV gives away a Super Summer 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado
1967 ... August 14, Broadcasting Magazine reports "William E. Parke Jr., with WMAJ State
            College, Pa., joins KQV Pittsburgh, as account executive."
1967 ... August 15, KQV Teen Fair at Hunt Armory.  Acts include Jay & Techniques, 
            Yardbirds, Sam the Sham, Association, Jon and Robin, Spencer Davis Group
1967 ... August 14, Broadcasting Magazine reports" William E Parke Jr, with the WMAJ 
            State College, Pa., joins KQV Pittsburgh as account executive."
1967 ... August 25, Pittsburgh Press reports new KQV lineup, Jim Quinn joins KQV from
            WING in Dayton for 7-mid, KQV's Fun-Lovin Five includes: Bob Wilson 6 to 10 a.m.,
            Dave Scott 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chuck Brinkman 3 to 6 p.m., Jim Quinn 7:20 p.m. to 
            midnight, and Tom Lee midnight to 6 a.m.
1967 ... September 4, KQV Finest Forty becomes the KQV Hit Parade
1967 ... September 25, KQV RADIO 14 abc logo appears on the rear of the Hit Parade for the
            first time
1967 ... September 25, KQV sponsors Big Break Contest - Win a recording contract with 
            ABC Records
1967 ... September 28, Chuck Brinkman leaves Channel 11's "Come Alive". Replaced by 
            WMCK's Terry Lee
1967 ... October 16, KQV RADIO 14 abc logo appears on the front of the Hit Parade for the 
            first time
1967 ... October 16, John Gibbs announces the departure of John Rook to WLS, Chicago
1967 ... October 21 , KQV welcomes Jefferson Airplane at Penn Theater. Jim Quinn Emcee
1967 ... October 23, KQV begins the Secret Word Sweepstakes
1967 ... November 6, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John H Rook, operations director at
            KQV Pittsburgh, joins WLS Chicago as director of operations in charge of 
            programming."
1967 ... November 13, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John Borders, program director at
            KLIF Dallas, joins KQV Pittsburgh as program director."
1967 ... November 25, KQV's Thanksgiving Shower of Stars at the Civic Arena featuring
            Young Rascals, Bobby Vee, Robert Knight, Lou Christie, Groovy-U, and Little
            Anthony & Imperials. Tickets $2.50, $3.50 & $4.50
1967 ... December, KQV - Tom McAn Wide Track Sweepstakes gives away 1968 GTO or 
            Firebird
1967 ... December, John Rook leaves KQV to replace Clark Weber as WLS Chicago
            program director
1967 ... December, John Borders joins KQV to replace John Rook as program director
1967 ... December 4, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Gary Popkins, with WKPA New
            Kensington, Pa and WYDD (FM) Pittsburgh, appointed sales executive at KQV
            Pittsburgh."
1967 ... December 27, 2nd Annual KQVote Your Choice Awards
1967 ... December 28, KQV Christmas Shower of Stars at Civic Arena featuring Wilson 
            Pickett, Mitch Ryder, Junior Walker & the All Stars, Union Gap, and Lemon
            Pipers. Tickets $2.50, $3.50 & $4.50
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1968

1968 ... KQV uses Custom 1968 AcaPella package ... 14KQV
1968 ... Music Power comes to KQV ... KQV's Fun-Lovin Five includes: Bob Wilson, Wendy
            Williams, Chuck Brinkman, Dave Scott, Jim Quinn, and Tom Lee
1968 ... January 1, KQV drops ABC's Breakfast Club and other long form program
1968 ... January 1, ABC replaces ABC news with 4 new demographic networks
1968 ... January 1, KQV joins the new American Contemporary Radio Network for News
1968 ... January 23, KQV runs ad in Pittsburgh Press - Trade-In Time - part of KQV's change
            to Music Power
1968 ... January 30, Al Julius leaves KQV
1968 ... February 12, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC owned stations.
1968 ... February 24, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox mentions John Borders as KQV pd.
1968 ... February, Bob Kopler replaces Al Julius as host of Controversy
1968 ... Tom Lee left KQV, replaced for a short time by Paul Randall
1968 ... February 8, Rex Miller joins KQV from WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee for mornings,
            soon moving to overnights, replacing Paul Randall who remains for weekends
1968 ... February 10, KQV's Chuck Brinkman hosts Simon and Garfunkel at Syria Mosque
1968 ... Bill Green joins KQV News
1968 ... March 11, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC owned stations.
1968 ... March 14, Bob Wilson assumes the additional duty of FM director, replacing Wendy
            Williams, who has left the station for air work in State College. (Pittsburgh Press 3/14/68)
1968 ... April, Guess what's in the KQV Magic Box to win (ads from Pittsburgh Press)
1968 ... April 8, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations
1968 ... April 10, Bob Kopler is out as host of KQV's Controversy
1968 ... April, Lynn Hinds replaces Bob Kopler on Controversy, soon renamed 
            Point-Counterpoint
1968 ... April 18, KQV's Chuck Brinkman hosts Teen Carnival at Gimbels Downtown store.
1968 ... April 26, Rex Miller leaves KQV for WAYS in Charlotte. He never showed up in
            Charlotte
1968 ... April 27, Franklin B Forbes from WINW in Canton, Ohio joins KQV for overnight
           replacing Rex Miller
1968 ... May, KQV's Money Clearance gives away Cash (pictured ads from Pittsburgh Press)
1968 ... May, Vietnam servicemen dedicated the opening of a Cam Ranh Bay USO radio
            station to KQV's Bob Harvey (Pittsburgh Press May 7, 1968)
1968 ... May 11, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox reports "Franklin B. Forbes is now midnight
            to 6 a.m. at KQV in Pittsburgh; he came from WINW in Canton, Ohio, where he'd
            had a top-rated afternoon show.
1968 ... May 15, Dave Scott leaves KQV for Cleveland, Allen Dennis replaces Dave Scott
1968 ... May 15, Allen Dennis, up from Tennessee, is the new 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. host on KQV
            with Johnny Mitchell moving to the 1-3 p.m. slot. (Pittsburgh Press, May 15, 1968)
1968 ... May 15, Summer, KQV lineup Bob Wilson 6 - 10 a.m., Allen Dennis, 10 a.m. to 1
            p.m., Johnny Mitchell 1 - 3 p.m., Chuck Brinkman 3 - 7 p.m., Jim Quinn 7 to 
            midnight, Franklin B Forbes, midnight to 6 a.m.
1968 ... June 1, Billboard Magazine recognizes Allen Dennis as the new midday dj on KQV.
1968 ... June 4, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Win Fanning 'Len Martin has been appointed news
            director of KQV. He comes to the local ABC radio outlet from WFDF in Flint
            Michigan, where he has been news editor the past five years.'
1968 ... June, Len Martin, 'a sharp guy from Flint. Michigan is the News Director at KQV
            Radio' (Vince Leonard, Pittsburgh Press, June 18, 1968)
1968 ... June 10, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Len Martin, news editor of WFDF Flint,
            Mich, joins KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh as news director."
1968 ... June, KQV Trafficopter ads featured in Pittsburgh Press
1968 ... June 17, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Edward L.Lubin. local sales manager for
            KQV Pittsburgh, named national sales manager for KHJ-AM-FM Los Angeles.
1968 ... July 2, Greg Scott, formerly of KQV Radio and a life-long resident of Bethel Park is
             now doing mornings on WZUM Radio.
1968 ... July 5, KQV Summer Shower Of Stars starring The Young Rascals with Tommy
            James and the Shondells, The Entertainers, The Magistrates, Cliff Nobles and
            Company, and The Tidal Waves. Tickets were $3, $4 and $5. (produced by Pat
            DiCesare's University Attractions)
1968 ... July 8, KQV Regatta of Stars on Gateway Party Liner with Magistrates. 
1968 ... July 11, KQV, which loses nearly as many personalities as parent ABC, has lost
            teen favorite Jim Quinn to WIBG, Philadelphia. And morning man Bob Wilson's 
            leaving too. (Vince  Leonard, Pittsburgh Press July 11, 1968)
1968 ... Jim Quinn leaves KQV for WIBG Philadelphia
1968 ... July 31, Todd Chase, in from KOIL, Omaha, is the new 7 pm - 12 midnight man on
            KQV replacing Jim Quinn. Bob Wilson, reported here a weeks ago as leaving the
            station, is still manning the morning mike from 6 to 10 a.m. (Vince Leonard, 
            Pittsburgh Press)
1968 ... August, Todd Chase joins KQV from KOIL in Omaha for evenings replacing Jim 
            Quinn, current KQV lineup includes Bob Wilson, Johnny Mitchell, Chuck Brinkman, 
            Allen Dennis, Todd Chase, and Franklin B Forbes
1968 ... August 5, The KQV Truck O'Luck REA Express Truck is on the road. KQV Truck
         O'Luck ads from Pittsburgh Press.
1968 ... August 16, Post Gazettes' Win Fanning reports former KQV deejay Dave Scott
            suffered a heart attack in Cleveland on August 10th.
1968 ... September 1, KQV Presents Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour with John Hartford at
            Civic Arena.
1968 ... September 4, James "Mike" Hankins (Mike McCormick), formerly of WLS, Chicago,
            is now program director at KQV, replacing John Borders, who left to become national
            program director of the Texas State Network stations. (Vince Leonard, Pittsburgh 
            Press)
1968 ... September 11, James (Mike) Hankins is the new program director at KQV, he
            comes to the local ABC outlet from WLS, Chicago, where he was production
            manager. (Win Fanning, Post Gazette)
1968 ... September 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports "James Hankins, production director
            WLS Chicago joins KQV Pittsburgh as program director."
1968 ... September - October, KQV studio is remodeled and new McCurdy Console with
            slide faders installed. KQV jocks work out of temporary studios on 2nd floor of
            Chamber of Commerce Building.
1968 ... KQV uses PAMS Custom 1968 Aca Pella Jingles
1968 ... Jay Davis joins KQV from WHJB in Greensburg
1968 ... KQV is for the Birds, KQV gives away 100 Thanksgiving Turkeys
1968 ... KQV-FM joins ABC-FM Love Format
1968 ... KQV uses PAMS Drake Style Jingles ... 14KQV
1968 ... Gary Gears joins KQV staff for late night
1968 ... November 18, KQV's Turkeyman debuts starring Bob Harvey as Turkeyman
1968 ... Kris Stevens joins KQV from KOIL in Omaha, for nights
1968 ... November 22, Pittsburgh's Teen Scene features salute to KQV on their forthcoming
            50th Anniversary.
1968 ... December 17, "The Breakfast Club", broadcasting's longest-running program at 35
            years, terminates at the end of the month, several months after KQV dropped the
            ABC feature here. (Pittsburgh Press) (see January 1, 1968)
1968 ... December 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Garret D. Blanchfield, promotion-
            research director, KQV Pittsburgh, joins S. Jay Reiner Co, New Hyde Park, New
            York, as promotion director and account executive."
1968 ... December 29, Christmas Shower of Stars at Civic Arena features Iron Butterfly, 
            Canned Heat, Bob Seger System, the Goodies, and Derek. Tickets $3, $4, $5
1968 ... December 29, KQV's Franklin B Forbes is mentioned in the Pittsburgh Press TV 
            Radio letters column.
1968 ... December 31, KQV New Years Eve Party featuring 1968 KQV Hit Parade Awards
            and the Top 114 Songs of 1968
The Top 40 Era ... The 1960's - 1969
1969 ... January, Harry West joins KQV for mornings from WARM-AM in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
            replacing Bob Wilson. Wilson remains as KQV's main production voice and helps
            with the establishment of KQV-FM's Album Rock Format
1969 ... January 10, Fred Winston joins KQV for middays from WKYC in Cleveland
1969 ... January 14, Pittsburgh Press announces KQV Sales Manager, John Tenaglia will
           leave KQV to become Vice President and General Manager of WIXZ, McKeesport,
            at the beginning of February 1969.
1969 ... January 27, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Charles Peterson, production director,
            KQV Pittsburgh, joins KXYZ Houston, in newly created position of operations
            director. Both are ABC-owned stations."
1969 ... January 27, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John F Tenaglia, general sales 
            manager, KQV Pittsburgh, joins WMCK McKeesport, Pa., as VP and general
            manager."
1969 ... January 28, Pittsburgh Press "KQV, which again sponsors the Career Exposition,
            Feb 21 - 23, in the Civic Arena, has Larry Garrett as its new Sales Manager, Harry 
            West on the air in the morning and Fred Winston in the afternoon (Vince Leonard)
1969 ... February 1st & 2nd. 1st Annual KQV Bridal Fair. More than 7,000 people attended.
1969 ... February 3, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Larry Garrett, local sales manager,
            KQV Pittsburgh, appointed general sales manager."
1969 ... Charles Peterson, production director at KQV Pittsburgh joins KXYZ Houston.
1969 ... KQV uses PAMS Custom Grid Package  ... 14KQV
1969 ... February 6, Jim Quinn travels around Pittsburgh, KQV Hit Parade backs feature
            petitions to "Bring Back Jim Quinn"
1969 ... February 8, Jim Quinn returns to KQV, replacing Kris Stevens who heads to WLS,
            Chicago, KQV Lineup: Harry West, Fred Winston, Todd Chase, Chuck Brinkman, 
            Jim Quinn, Jay Davis, and Gary Gears
1969 ... February 11, Final Episode of the original Turkeyman series.
1969 ... February 27, WMCK in McKeesport becomes top 40 WIXZ. "Seque" the robot plays
            the music on WIXZ for the first couple of weeks.
1969 ... March 1, WIXZ Supermen are unveiled on WIIC-TV 11's Come Alive. New host Terry
            Lee introduces first WIXZ airstaff of: pd and morning man George Brewer (6 - 9 am),
            Glen Shannon (9 - noon), Jerry Butler (12 - 4 pm), Dick "Wilde Childe" Kemp (4 - 9
            pm), Terry Lee (9 - 1 am) and Bobby Harper (1 - 6 am)
1969 ... March 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Len Martin, news director, KQV Pittsburgh
            joins KSD St. Louis, in newly created position of supervisor of radio news."
1969 ... April, KQV sends old but usable radios to U.S. servicemen in Vietnam. More than
            4,000 were collected.
1969 ... April, Match the KQV Marvelous Money Machine and win up to $1,400
1969 ... April 7, KQV's Easter Shower of Stars at the Civic Arena features Tommy James &
            Shondells & others.
1969 ... May 12, Broadcasting Magazine reports "William E Parke Jr, account executive at
            KQV Pittsburgh, appointed local sales manager."
1969 ... KQV-FM presents CCR, Buchanan Brothers and Merci to Civic Arena. 
1969 ... June, KQV Kawa-Socks-It-To-You 14 Times - 14 Kawasaki Motorcycles
1969 ... KQV uses Custom 1969 Aca Pellas
1969 ... June 6, Phil Hayes (from WIP in Philadelphia) becomes KQV News Director
            replacing Len Martin.
1969 ... June 30, Broadcasting Magazine features ad by ABC celebrating KQV's 50 years.
1969 ... June 30, Broadcasting Magazine reports "An increasingly heard editorial voice from
            radio was evident throughout 1968 to mid-1969 in the variety of subjects tackled. The 
            troubled Pittsburgh schools system was the target of two series of editorials by KQV
            Pittsburgh, which won national awards."
1969 ... July 7, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Kay Cushing, special events director, 
            Gimbels department store, Pittsburgh, joins KQV there as director of advertising
           and promotion."
1969 ... August  KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival includes Lawrence Welk, Aretha
            Franklin, Vanilla Fudge, Dionne Warwick, Iron Butterfly and King Family.
1969 ... August 1 KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival with Lawrence Welk
1969 ... August 3, KQV carries the History of Rock and Roll for 12 consecutive Sundays
            (8 to mid)
1969 ... August 8, KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival presents Aretha Franklin.
1969 ... August 9 KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival Shower of Stars with Vanilla Fudge
1969 ... August 16. Billboard Magazine has picture of Chuck Brinkman accepting plaque for 
            breaking Crazy Elephant's "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin"
1969 ... August 22, KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival An Evening with Dionne Warwick
1969 ... August 29, KQV 1969 Summer Music Festival Shower of Stars with Iron Butterfly
1969 ... September, KQV gives away KQV-IP Book covers at area Winky's Restaurants
1969 ... September 15, KQV stops the music for 5 hours for a documentary called:
    The Drugged Generation
1969 ... September 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Bill Rees, newscaster WCFL (AM)
             Chicago, joins KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, in same capacity."
1969 ... October 2 - 12, KQV features daily interviews with Beatle George Harrison
            (10:25 pm each evening).
1969 ... October 21, Chuck Brinkman and Jim Quinn hosted a show on KQV called "The
            Death Of Paul McCartney - Fact or Fiction"  KQV's Jay Davis and Dan Kelley also
            appeared on the show.
1969 ... November 17, KQV presents Herb Alpert & OC Smith at Civic Arena with MC
            Chuck Brinkman
1969 ... November 19, KQV celebrates 50th anniversary. The longest continuously
            broadcasting station in the United States. (originally 8ZAE)
1969 ... November, Carolyn Smith joins KQV news and Pinpoint-Counterpoint with
            Lynn Hinds
1969 ... November, Dial Direct, The KQVIP's play what you say 24 Hours a Day on the
            Big 14 Fun Time Request Line ... 333-8911
1969 ... November, KQV gives away 140 Thanksgiving Turkeys
1969 ... November 29 KQV presents an Evening with Janis Joplin and Santana at Civic Arena
1969 ... December, 114 Gifts of Christmas from the KQV-IPs
1969 ... December 24, KQV-FM features progressive rock Christmas music, traditional
            carols and readings with Brother John. 9 pm to midnight Christmas Eve and
           repeated 9 am to 12 noon Christmas Day.
1969 ... December 26, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on former
            KQV personality Dave Scott.
1969 ... December 27, Billboard Magazine reports that former KQV newsman Bob Kopler
            has been appointed operations manager of WYDD-FM in Pittsburgh and WKPA in
            New Kenzington.
1969 ... December 31, KQV New Years Eve Party featuring 1969 KQV Hit Parade Awards
            and the Top 114 Songs of 1969
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1970
1970 ... KQV-IP Bill Payment Bank pays listeners' Christmas Bills
1970 ... January 9, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on Chuck
    Brinkman.
1970 ... January 25, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1970 ... January 30 Pittsburgh Post Gazettes Win Fanning reports, "KQV's Gary Gears takes
            vacation in Chicago. While in Chicago,  Gears filled in for several WLS personalities
            who were out with the flu.
1970 ... Pittsburgh Press Ed Blank reports that KQV's Chuck Brinkman and WTAE's Perry
            Marshall are neck and neck between 4 and 5 pm in the latest Pulse Ratings. KQV's
            Jim Quinn was number one from 7 - 8 pm and 9 - 10 pm.
1970 ... February 9, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1970 ... February 20, KQV Hit Parade gets new logo
1970 ... February 28 & March 1, 2nd Annual KQV Bridal Fair
1970 ... March 4, Bobby Harper joins KQV for overnights (1 - 6 am) from WIXZ, Gary Gears
            moves to 12 noon to 3 pm to replace Todd Chase who leaves KQV for Miami. 
            According to the Post Gazette 's Win Fanning, Harper is a magna cum laude 
            graduate of Kent State University and is working on his masters thesis in advertising.
            KQV-IPs include: Harry West, Fred Winston, Gary Gears, Chuck Brinkman, Jim 
            Quinn, Jay Davis, Bobby Harper.
1970 ... Bobby Harper and Bob Stevens fill overnight slot for short time between Gary Gears
            and Bob Wood
1970 ... March 4, Pittsburgh Press Ed Blank reports KQV schedule change. Bobby Harper 
            for 1 - 5 am, Gary Gears noon to 3 pm, and Todd Chase leaving KQV for Miami.
1970 ... March 9, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC owned stations.
1970 ... March 19, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on Jim Quinn.
1970 ... March 30, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Jeff Woodruff research director, KQV-
            AM-FM Pittsburgh, appointed to same capacity with WLS-AM-FM Chicago. Both
            are ABC-owned stations.
1970 ... April 1, Jeff Woodruff, KQV's Research Director leaves KQV for WLS, Chicago. 
1970 ... April, KQV Stop The Music Contest
1970 ... May 4, Dave Herman is the new "Progressive Rock" personality from 9:20 am to
            12:20 pm on KQV-FM. The Rabbitt is doing a show on the station from 7:20 pm to
            12:20 am. (May 4 Pittsburgh Press)
1970 ... May 3, KQV stages a free rock concert from noon to 7 pm on Flagstaff Hill in
            Schenley Park. Dan Kelly emcees the show featuring Nazz, Friends, Steam Shovel,
            and Moses and the Damnation of Adam Blessing.
1970 ... Mike McCormick leaves KQV to return to WLS as program director
1970 ... Ron Asbury leaves KQV News
1970 ... May 8, Bob Harper joins KQV as program director, replacing Mike McCormick
1970 ... KQV uses PAMS Custom Jingles ... MUSIC POWER - 14 KQV
1970 ... May 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Robert Harper, program director, WSAI 
           (AM) Cincinnati, joins KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh in same capacity."
1970 ... May 13, Pulse ratings show KQV #1 from 4 - 7 pm with Chuck Brinkman and Jim 
            Quinn.
1970 ... May 15, KQV holds Pittsburgh Premier for Beatles Movie "Let It Be" at The Gateway
            Theatre
1970 ... May, KQV Hit Parade premiers new look, Booklet style with Peter Max artwork with
            KQV-IP on Cover.  KQV-IPs include: Harry West, Gary Gears, Fred Winston, Chuck
            Brinkman, Jim Quinn, Jay Davis, Bob Wood
1970 ... May 28, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on Fred Winston.
1970 ... June 3, Gary Gears and Fred Winston switch shifts. Gears is on from 9 am to 12
            noon, Winston from 12 noon to 3 pm.
1970 ... June 5, Pittsburgh Press notes that Bob Wood is the new 2-5 am disc jockey on 
            KQV (from WAMS in Wilmington, Delaware)
1970 ... June 15, Broadcasting Magazine reports, "Phil Hayes, news director KQV-AM-FM 
            Pittsburgh, joins WLS-AM-FM Chicago in same capacity."
1970 ... June 15, Broadcasting Magazine reports, "Carl Eckles, new director, WSAI-AM-FM
             Pittsburgh in same capacity.
1970 ... June, Fred Winston picks Harold Krapp as the KQV Sourpuss of the Year
1970 ... June 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports, "Editorials and a special program on the 
            problems of drugs, sex and youth brought awards to KQV (AM) Pittsburgh. Ohio 
            State awards were received for two editorial series Kids and Sex and Kids and Drugs
            The editorials were written by Russell D. Martz, KQV public-affairs director. KQV
            also received a San Francisco State College award for it's documentary The Drugged
            Generation. This was a three-hour production. The program contained live telephone-
            talk segments with listeners giving experiences and opinions about the drug problem.
            Request for tapes of the show came from schools, churches and youth 
            organizations. This same program won a Major Armstrong award for KQV (FM)."
1970 ... June - July, KQV's Summer Turn On, KQV gives away Summer Turn on
     Mini-Billboards and a Summer Yellow Mustang. Billboards were available at
             Fashion Hosiery Shops and Pittsburgh Area Sun Drug Stores
1970 ... July, KQV Presents Top 50 Summer Oldies
1970 ... July 25 KQV welcomes Three Dog Night to Civic Arena. Jim Quinn Emcee
1970 ... July 31 KQV welcomes Johnny Mathis to Civic Arena. Harry West Emcee
1970 ... August, KQV gives away a Summer Yellow Mustang to Diane Drabik. Diane knew
            that John Lennon's Peace Medallion was in the Mustang.
1970 ... August 6, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on Carolyn Smith.
1970 ... August 7, KQV announces a revamp of KQV-FM is to come within next 60 - 90 days.
1970 ... August 8, KQV welcomes Dionne Warwick to Civic Arena. Harry West Emcee
1970 ... August 12, KQV's Jim Quinn ran a poll asking about use of drugs, The show is a
            prelude to the rerunning of "The Drugged Generation", Sunday August 16, 1970.
1970 ... August 14, KQV welcomes Chicago, James Taylor & Blues Image to Civic Arena. 
            Fred Winston & Gary Gears Emcee
1970 ... August 15, KQV's Jim Quinn hosts a live television special on WIIC-TV 11 called
            "The Midnight Put-On". The 4 hour show includes local bands The Ithacas, Three 
            Rivers Band, Soul Brothers and the Racket Squad. Rap sessions conducted by Ron
            Jaye. Plus commercials integrated into the show as a spoof of a soap opera called
            "Like a Fort Pitt Bridge Over Troubled Waters ... Or Mama Said There'd Be Days
            Like This, Maybe."
1970 ... August 16, 1970, KQV re-ran "The Drugged Generation". The show previously aired
            on September 15, 1969.
1970 ... September 1, KQV presents Grand Funk Railroad at the Civic Arena,
    Chuck Brinkman Emcee
1970 ... September 2, KQV and KQV FM present a 3 hour special from 7 - 10 pm called 
            "The Sex Thing", including taped interviews with a married priest, prostitutes, 
            homosexuals, divorcees and unwed mothers. The interviews were done by Lynn 
            Hinds and Carolyn Smith. The narrative written by Russell Martz. Lynn and Carolyn 
            also interject live phone calls from listeners. (Pittsburgh Press, Edward L Blank)
1970 ... September, KQV gives away Dodge Coronet Super Bee (Herb Alpert had the keys !)
1970 ... September 21, Broadcasting Magazine reports "KQV-FM, KQV Inc, Pittsburgh -
            Requests WDVE-FM"
1970 ... October 4, Broadcasting Magazine reports Bill Rees, KQV news joins WMCA-AM
            New York as news reporter.
1970 ... October 15, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC-FM Spot Sales.
1970 ... October 21, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on former KQV 
            personality Tom Lee.
1970 ... October 29, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on Lynn Hinds.
1970 ... October 30, KQV presents Jethro Tull & Mountain at the Civic Arena. 
            Jay Davis Emcee
1970 ... November 2, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations.
1970 ... November 2, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC-FM Spot Sales
1970 ... November 11, KQV presents Chicago and Seals & Crofts at the Civic Arena. 
            Jim Quinn Emcee
1970 ... November 20 - 22, KQV Career Expo at the Civic Arena
1970 ... November 28, KQV presents Sly & The Family Stone at the Civic Arena. 
            Fred Winston Emcee
1970 ... December 19, Billboard Magazine has picture of Chuck Brinkman accepting Gold
            Record for Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime."
1970 ... December 22, Pittsburgh Press reports "Chuck Brinkman. long the late afternoon 
            drive-time disc jockey on KQV, has shifted to the morning slot. He replaces Harry 
            West, who left the station to join Susquehanna Broadcasting in York, Pa. Jon 
            Summers, formerly of a Cincinnati station, has replaced Chuck in the afternoon." 
            (Edward Blank)
1970 ... December 22, Jon Summers joins KQV for afternoons from WSAI in Cincinnati, 
            replacing Gary Gears.  KQV-IPs include: Chuck Brinkman, Fred Winston, Jon 
           Summers, Jim Quinn, Jay Davis, Bob Wood
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1971
1971 ... January 1, KQVIPS play the Top 114 Songs of 1970
1971 ... January 2, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox column reports, "Chuck Brinkman has moved
            into the morning show at KQV in Pittsburgh, replacing Harry West, who has left to
            join Susquehanna's station in York, Pa. Jon Summers, formerly with WSAI in
            Cincinnati, has replaced Brinkman in the afternoon slot at KQV.
1971 ... Carl Eckels joins KQV News as news director from WSAI in Cincinnati, replacing 
            Phil Hayes
1971 ... KQV uses PAMS Custom 1971 Jingles ... 14KQV (sound like songs)
1971 ... January 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports KQV-FM granted new call letters WDVE
            (FM) by F.C.C.
1971 ... January 16, Billboard Magazine reports Chuck Brinkman moving to mornings on
            KQV with Jon Summers joining KQV for afternoons.
1971 ... January 21, Billboard Magazine reports Chuck Brinkman has moved to mornings on
            KQV replacing Harry West who has left to join Susquehanna station in York, Pa.
            Jon Summers formerly with WSAI in Cincinnati has has replaced Brinkman in the 
            afternoon slot at KQV.
1971 ... January 22, Pittsburgh Press reports "Fred Winston is leaving KQV February 5 to 
            work at a middle-of-the-road music station in Denver. His replacement has not been 
            named. (Edward Blank)
1971 ... January 28, KQVIPs Basketball team take on Lebanon Junior high Faculty with 
            proceeds going to the Student Council Memorial Fund
1971 ... January 30, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox column lists new staff for "WDVE-FM,
            the old KQV-FM, in Pittsburgh, include Carolyn Smith, Buddy Rich, Dan Kelley
            and Don Davis as the ABC-FM owned-and-operated radio stations continue their
            line of doing-I'll-be-damned-if-I-know-what! Frankly I don't think the people at ABC-FM
            know either. The whole scene seems amateursville."
1971 ... February 4, KQVIPs Basketball team take on Westinghouse High School faculty 
            with proceeds going to the Varsity Club
1971 ... February 5, Fred Winston leaves for WLS Chicago.
1971 ... February 9, KQVIPs Basketball team take on Lawrenceville Catholic Faculty with
            proceeds going to the Mother's Guild and Athletic Association
1971 ... February 13,  KQV presents The Carpenters at the Syria Mosque.
            Chuck Brinkman Emcee 
1971 ... February 16, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on former
            KQV personality Henry DaBecco.
1971 ... February 18, KQVIPs Basketball team take on Central Catholic Faculty with 
            proceeds going to the Appalachian Fund
1971 ... February, KQV 24-Hour Request Line number is 333-9966
1971 ... February 27 - 28 , 3rd annual KQV Bridal Fair at the WIlliam Penn Hotel
1971 ... February 28, Carole Girhiny wins Bridal Fair Grand Prize - Volkswagen Super Beetle
1971 ... February 28, Lynn Hinds does his last "Pinpoint/Counterpoint" on KQV. Dr. O.W. 
            Nestor's "Career Line" show takes over the Sunday 11 to midnight slot starting
            March 7. Carolyn Smith will run "Pinpoint/Counterpoint" alone from midnight to 5 am
            (Edward Blank, Pittsburgh Press)
1971 ... March 2, Pittsburgh Press reports "Bob DeCarlo from Hartford, Conn., joins KQV 
            March 15 to take over the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. slot, which Fred Winston vacated. Jay
            Davis is subbing in the interim." (Edward Blank)
1971 ... March 4, Pittsburgh Press features Ed Blank's Personality Profile on KQV
            personality Jay Davis.
1971 ... March 6, KQV's afternoon personality Jon Summers married the former Kay Johnson
            at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. WTAE radio's (formerly KQV) Lynn Hinds
            performed the ceremony.
1971 ... March 15, Bob DeCarlo arrives from WDRC in Hartford for middays, replacing Fred
            Winston. KQV-IPs include: Chuck Brinkman, Bob DeCarlo, Jon Summers, Jim 
            Quinn, Jay Davis, Bob Wood
1971 ... March 18, KQV Night at the Ice Follies
1974 ... March 29 1, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC-FM Spot Sales
1971 ... April 6, KQVIP's Basketball team takes on Shaler High School faculty.
1971 ... April 17, Billboard Magazine Vox Jox acknowledges Bob DeCarlo joining KQV.
           "Bob DeCarlo is now on KQV, Pittsburgh in a 10 am to 2 pm slot vacated by Fred
            Winston who went to WLS in Chicago. DeCarlo had been at WDRC, Hartford."
1971 ... April 21, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Myron (Mike) Kalina talks to KQV's Bob Harper
            about pro-drug lyrics in songs.
1971 ... May 15,  Billboard Magazine has story on KQV and how album sales were
            influencing the station's music selection. Chuck Brinkman and Bob Harper are
            featured.
1971 ... May 18, Bob DeCarlo hosts opening night of Hair
1971 ... May 19, Spring Free Day with cast of Hair at Point State Park. The invitation reads 
            "Dress: If you must"
1971 ... June 5,  KQV presents An Evening with Engelbert Humperdink at Civic Arena
1971 ... June 8, Bob DeCarlo host Jose Feliciano Concert
1971 ... June 21, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations
1971 ... July-August, KQV Summer Festival of Rock features Jesus Christ Superstar,
    Tom Jones, Stephen Stills, Glen Campbell, Who, Osmond Brothers, Chicago
1971 ... KQV-FM becomes WDVE-FM
1971 ... August 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Gerald Bentley, administrator of press
            publicity and information services, WNBC-TV New York, joins KQV (AM) Pittsburgh
            as public affairs director."
1971 ... August 21, Billboard Magazine features picture of KQV program director Bob 
            Harper with members of Three Dog Night
1971 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 40, 41 & Q Jingles
1971 ... September, KQV gives away a 1971, $3,700 Dodge Charger by guessing 3 
            Pittsburgh oldies hidden in the glove compartment
1971 ... September 21, KQV begins new weekly column in conjunction with Pittsburgh Press
            called "Youth In Action" The column, written by Christy Berg, features stories about 
            Pittsburgh area teens who are active in community service in the area.  Teens 
            featured as well as those who nominated them receive record albums from KQV. 
            Also featured each week is the Top 14 songs from the KQV Hit Parade, as well as 
            the Top 5 Albums and the weeks new Hit Bound songs.
1971 ... September 21, Pittsburgh Press reports the KQV-IPs raised over $80,000 for the 
            MDA in a weekend telethon
1971 ... September-November, KQV Fall Festival of Rock, Black Sabbath, Neil Diamond, 
            Grand Funk, Jesus Christ Superstar, Emerson Lake & Palmer
1971 .., October 8, KQV Welcomes Neil Diamond to Civic Arena
1971 ... October 17, KQV Welcomes Leon Russel to Syria Mosque 
1971 ... October 18, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Owned Stations
1971 ... October 21 KQV Welcomes Jethro Tull to Civic Arena
1971 ... November 1, KQV presents Grand Funk Railroad at the Civic Arena
1971 ... November 4, KQV Fall Festival of Rock, Redbone and Sea Train at Syria Mosque
1971 ... November 17, 18, KQV Presents Jesus Christ Superstar
1971 ... November 19, KQV Fall Festival of Rock, Pink Floyd & Brain Child at Syria Mosque
1971 ... November 22, Broadcasting Magazine reports "George Gilbert Jr, with sales staff
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, appointed research director.:
1971 ... November 23, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports KQV's Chuck Brinkman was 
            named Music Director of the year by the Bill Gavin Programming forum in New 
            Orleans last week. Over 200 music directors were eligible for the award.
1971 ... November 26, KQV Fall Festival of Rock, Emerson Lake & Palmer with J Geils Band
            at Civic Arena
1971 ... November 30, KQV gets gold record for being the first station in the country to play 
            "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" by Tom Clay
1971 ... December 16, KQV Christmas Shower of Stars with Yes, Edgar Winter's White 
            Trash at Syria Mosque
1971 ... December 27 , KQV Christmas Shower of Stars Alice Cooper and Bloodrock
            with J Geils Band at Civic Arena 
1971 ... December 27, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Gary W. Popkins. sales staff, KQV 
            (am) Pittsburgh, appointed general sales manager."
1971 ... December 31, KQVIP's Countdown the The Top 114 Songs of 1971
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1972
1972 ... January 4, Pittsburgh Press reports "Bob Harvey has taken over
            "Pinpoint/Counterpoint" from Carolyn Smith Sunday Nights on KQV. Carolyn 
            continues her talk program weekday mornings on WDVE-FM." (Edward Blank) 
1972 ... January, KQV gets a new 24 Hour Request Line number - 333-9190
1972 ... January 21, KQV Presents Carly Simon at Syria Mosque 
1972 ... January 22, KQV Presents Edgar Winter's White Trash & Traffic
1972 ... February 7 -13, KQV Presents Jesus Christ Superstar at Heinz Hall
1972 ... February 17, KQV Presents James Gang plus Redbone at Civic Arena.
1972 ... February 19, David Cassidy appears with Jon Summers on the Jon Summers show.
1972 ... February 19, KQV Presents David Cassidy at the Civic Arena.
            before performing at the Civic Arena that evening.
1972 ... February 23, KQVIP Bob DeCarlo hosts a wine & cheese party at the Playhouse
            for a performance of Cactus Flower
1972 ... February 27 & 28, 4th Annual KQV Bridal Fair
1972 ... March 10, KQV welcomes Richie Valens at Syria Mosque
1972 ... March 25, KQVIP Jim Quinn leads March of Dimes Hike for Help"
1972 ... March 26, KQV Double Dribblers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers and The Steelers 
            take on the Cleveland Browns at the Pitt Field House
1972 ... March 27, KQV welcomes Black Sabbath & Wild Turkey at Civic Arena 
1972 ... April, KQV Spring Festival of Rock, featuring Pink Floyd, Malo, Savoy Brown,
            Joe Cocker
1972 ... April 4, KQV welcomes Deep Purple, Buddy Miles & Nazareth at Syria Mosque 
1972 ... April, KQV holds Pittsburgh movie premier for The Concert for Bengladesh
1972 ... April 6, KQV welcomes The Osmonds, The Heywoods and Jan Baker at Civic Arena
1972 ... April 7, KQV welcomes Melanie at Syria Mosque
1972 ... April 20, KQV welcomes Pink Floyd at Syria Mosque
1972 ... April, Anderson Little joins KQV overnight replacing Bob Wood
1972 ... KQV uses PAMS Clyde & Series 42A Jingles ... 14KQV
1972 ... KQV Spring 1972 lineup ... Chuck Brinkman, Bob DeCarlo, Jon Summers, Jim
            Quinn, Jay Davis, Anderson Little
1972 ... April 30, KQV welcomes Savoy Brown, Malo & John Baldry at Syria Mosque
1972 ... May 1, KQV welcomes Joe Cocker at Civic Arena 
1972 ... May 1, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Frances G Smith, assistant advertising
            manager for broadcast, Joseph Horne Co, retail store, Pittsburgh, appointed to newly
            created position of retail sales director, KQV (AM) there."
1972 ... May 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports William E Parke, sales manager KQV (AM)
            Pittsburgh joins WLCY-AM-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. as sales manager.
1972 ... May 16, KQV Double Dribblers Basketball team announces they raised $10,256 in 
            their third season. 15 games were played in area high schools.
1972 ... Jim Carnegie joins KQV for weekends
1972 ... Pittsburgh legend Porky Chedwick does weekends at KQV
1972 ... June 7, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions former KQVIP Bob Wood's
            tribute to KQV program Director Bob Harper in Billboard Magazine. 
1972 ... KQV Summer Festival of Rock includes: Alice Cooper, Engelbert Humperdink,
            Rod Stewart, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Sonny & Cher,
            Deep Purple, Superstar
1972 ... June 26, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Diane Perry, city editor, New Pittsburgh
            Courier, joins KQV (AM) Pittsburgh as public affairs director."
1972 ... July, Bob DeCarlo switches shifts with Chuck Brinkman. DeCarlo in D'Morning
            Chuck Brinkman to middays.  KQV-IP Lineup: Bob DeCarlo, Chuck Brinkman, Jon
            Summers, Jim Quinn, Jay Davis, Anderson Little
1972 ... July 8, KQV welcomes Engelbert Humperdink to Civic Arena
1972 ... July 9, KQV welcomes Faces and Badfinger to Civic Arena
1972 ... July 11, KQV welcomes Chicago to Civic Arena
1972 ... July 11, KQV presents Alice Cooper at Three Rivers Stadium. More than 35,000
            people attended the show produced by Pat DiCesare for KQV.  Alice Cooper took 
            the stage at 11:10 pm. According to the Post Gazette's Mike Kalina, "Some credit
            should be given to KQV's Jay Davis for his effort in controlling the crowd - his only
            weapon being a microphone and common sense." (postponed from June 23rd)
1972 ... July 22, KQV welcomes Rolling Stones at the Civic Arena part of Summer Festival of
            Rock.
1972 ... July 30, KQV welcomes Three Dog Night with Leon Russell to Three Rivers Stadium 
1972 ... August 1, Bob DeCarlo did his show from the KQV mobile news car with Bob Harvey
            to help motorists find parking spaces on the first day of the city's parking lot 
            attendants strike.
1972 ... August 12, Billboard Magazine's Vox Jox mentions KQV lineup switch. "Bob
            DeCarlo and Chuck Brinkman have changed time slots and now DeCarlo is morning
            man and Brinkman does the midday slot.
1972 ... August 12, KQV welcomes Emerson Lake & Palmer to Civic Arena
1972 ... August 12, Jim Quinn leads Variety Club's first walk to benefit Camp Variety.
1972 ... KQV uses PAMS Series 43, Phoenix Jingles
1972 ... August 15, KQV welcomes Sonny & Cher to Civic Arena
1972 ... September 12, Pittsburgh Press publishes final KQV "Youth in Action" column
1972 ... September 27, KQV welcomes T-Rex to Syria Mosque 
1972 ... KQV Fall Festival Of Rock includes T-Rex, Ten Years After & Jethro Tull
1972 ... October 6, KQV welcomes 10 Years After with Edgar Winter Group to Civic Arena 
1972 ... October 13, Chuck Brinkman leaves KQV after 12 years. Pittsburgh Press's Barbara
            Holsopple says Brinkman is now working in Hartford, Connecticut.
1972 ... October 16, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC demographic networks.
1972 ... October 16, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC Major Market Stations.
1972 ... October 16, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Chuck Brinkman, a top
            deejay with KQV for the past 12 years to return to Hartford, Conn,. where he will
            handle a drive-time show and serve as programming consultant to WCHN-Radio,
            Chuck has long wanted to get into a management position and takes with him the 
            warmest wishes to success from his longtime associates here"
1972 ... October 18, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Win Fanning reported "Meanwhile on the
            sunny side of radio row, Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh), the former WIXZ disc jockey
            has joined KQV, on a temporary basis, to handle the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. session,
            Monday through Friday."
1972 ... October 22, KQV welcomes Steve Miller and Gravel to Syria Mosque 
1972 ... October 24, 1972 Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports "Meanwhile KQV's
            Chuck Brinkman, who wrapped up his duties there Oct. 13 after 12 years at the
            station, is now working in Hartford, Conn. Don't be surprised, however, if he shows up
            soon on a local station." Holsopple also writes, "Jeff Christie, late of WIXZ, is
            handling the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. spot on KQV, reportedly on a "temporary" basis."
1972 ... October 26, Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports former KQV dj Chuck 
            Brinkman has been hired at WTAE radio. Brinkman will fill the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. slot
            on the revamped WTAE starting November 6, 1972 
1972 ... October, 26, Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports "Meanwhile, KQV has
            announced that Perry Marshall assumes the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. time slot for the
            station Nov 6 with a "contemporary adult format." The station calls it's recent, subtle
            change in sound from hard rock to soft rock "brighter."
1972 ... October 29, KQV airs One More For The Road, a public affairs documentary on 
            alcohol abuse. written by public affairs director Diane Perry and news director Carl 
            Eckels.
1972 ... October 29, KQV welcomes Cheech & Chong to Syria Mosque 
1972 ... November 1, KQV welcomes America to Syria Mosque
1972 ... November 3, WTAE Radio drops Cash Call
1972 ... November 5, Jim Quinn leaves KQV. According to Pittsburgh Press TV-Radio Editor 
            Barbara Holsopple, KQV says Jim Quinn's parting was 'voluntary resignation'.
1972 ... November 7, KQV welcomes Yes with J Geils Band to Civic Arena 
1972 ... November 6, Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh) moves into the 6 to 10 pm. slot to replace
            Jim Quinn.
1972 ... November 6, KQV picks up Cash Call Jackpot, formerly on WTAE radio
1972 ... November 6, Perry Marshall joins KQV for middays replacing Chuck Brinkman, KQV
            lineup is now Bob DeCarlo, Perry Marshall, Jon Summers, Jeff Christie, Jay Davis 
            and Anderson Little.
1972 ... November 8, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions Bob DeCarlo's
            Delegates record "Convention 72.
1972 ... November 15, the Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Jeff Christie, the former 
            WIXZ deejay, who has been working on a temporary basis at KQV, has been made
            a permanent member of the broadcast staff, taking over the 6 to 10 pm time period 
            vacated by Jim Quinn, who resigned. Christie is single and makes his home in Irwin
            with a mynah bird, a basset hound and a beagle."
1972 ... November 16, KQV welcomes Procol Harum to Syria Mosque 
1972 ... November 24, former KQV newsman Derek Hill joins WWSW-AM.
1972 ... November 29, the Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Jim Quinn, former KQV air
            personality has landed the program manager's job at WPLJ, the ABC owned and
            operated FM outlet in New York City. KQV, as you know is the same network's
            O&O AM station here."
1972 ... December, Jay Davis leaves KQV for WYDD
1972 ... December 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John I. Foote, staff engineer, 
            KQV-AM-FM, Pittsburgh, joins WGMS-AM-FM, Washington as chief engineer.
1972 ... December 18, Larry Clark joins KQV for 10 pm - 2 am. KQV lineup is now Bob 
            DeCarlo, Perry Marshall, Jon Summers, Jeff Christie, Jay Davis and Anderson Little.
1972 ... December 18, the Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Starting this morning WYDD
            (FM) will introduce what Jay Davis, operations manager, calls a new flexible format."
            ... Davis was formerly music director and on-the-air personality at KQV. He will
            handle the 3 to 6 p.m. time period on WYDD.
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1973
1973 ... January 1, KQV-IPs include... Bob DeCarlo, Perry Marshall, Jon Summers, Jeff 
            Christie, Larry Clark, Anderson Little. Jim Carnegie weekends. KQV news includes
            Tom Martin, Mark Schaefer, Bob Harvey, Bob Stevens and John O'Malley.
1973 ... January 1, Jim Quinn, with KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, joins WPLJ (FM) New York as
            program director. Both are ABC-owned stations."
1973 ... January 3, KQV begins a 13 week series, "The Beatles Today", with music and 
            interviews. The show will air Wednesday mornings at 9 am each week.
            (produced by the BBC)
1973 ... January 20, Larry Clark leaves KQV (will return again in September)
1973 ... January 22, Timothy Adams joins KQV. KQV-IPs include... Bob DeCarlo, Perry
            Marshall, Jon Summers, Jeff Christie, Timothy G Adams, Anderson Little.
1973 ... January 22, Broadcasting Magazine reports, :Douglas W. Brown, with KQV (AM)
            Pittsburgh, joins WRCP-AM-FM, Philadelphia as general sales manager.
1973 ... January 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Bob Harper's KQV (AM) Pittsburgh has
           been so strong in that city for so long that it is virtually without competition. KQV's
          sound is what makes the ABC-owned rockers so successful: careful controlled and
            clean.
1973 ... January 29, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC owned stations.
1973 ... February 15, Post Gazette reports KQV has a new 10 pm to 2 am man, Timothy G
            Adams from Pensacola, Florida, replacing Larry Clark. Adams came here from
            WBSR, Pensacola, where he was production director and on-the-air talent. A native
            of Grand rapids, Mich., he has worked for several stations. Adams is married and
            the father of two.
1973 ... February 24, 25, 5th Annual KQV Bridal Fair
1973 ... March 5, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Richard R Benzon, sales manager, 
            WXYZ (AM), Detroit, joins KQV-AM-FM Pittsburgh as general sales manager."
1973 ... March 12, WJAS becomes 13Q. First airstaff includes Sam Holman, Dennis Waters,
            Marc Driscoll, Jack Armstrong, Batt Johnson and Dave Brooks. Call letters will be
            changed to WKPQ, later to WKTQ.
1973 ... March 13, 1973 ... March 27, KQV welcomes Loggins & Messina and Jim Croce
            to Civic Arena
1973 ... March 17, Billboard Magazine acknowledges Timothy Adams joining KQV for nights.
1973 ... March 21, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV and 13Q playing
            Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side"
1973 ... March 27, KQV welcomes Steven Stills and Manassas to Civic Arena
1973 ... April 2, Broadcasting Magazine features ad "Now hear this! KQV Pittsburgh has 
            appointed Blair Radio.
1973 ... April 6, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "KQV plans to devote the 11 - midnight 
            period on Sunday nights in April, starting this weekend, to a probe of jobs and
            education opportunities for Vietnam veterans. Talk host Roger Sealy will handle the
            discussions with studio guests and listeners calling into the station."
1973 ... April 6, KQV welcomes Alice Cooper to Civic Arena
1973 ... April 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Jim Lloyd, program director, WEEX-AM-FM
            Easton, Pa, joins KQV (AM) as creative services director with responsibility for on-air
            promotions."
1973 ... May 5, 1973, Pittsburgh Press reports Chuck Brinkman appointed general  chairman
            of the 1973 Multiple Sclerosis Hope Chest Campaign for Allegheny County. 
            Bob DeCarlo was named the youth chairman of the drive which ran May 13 - June 17.
1973 ... May 14, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Joyce M Diana, field representative,
            Merchandising Group, Pittsburgh, joins KQV (AM) there as retail services director."
1973 ... May 21, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Frances G Smith, retail sales director,
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, appointed director of retail services for al seven ABC-owned
            AM stations."
1972 ... May 28,  Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC demographic networks.
1973 ... June 9, KQV welcomes The Temptations & The Spinners to Civic Arena.
1973 ... June 12, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports on "How Records Get on the Air". 
            Included are KQV, 13Q, WAMO, WEEP, KDKA and WTAE.
1973 ... June 14, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "KQV plans to brighten up it's morning
            news several times a week during the summer months, during the 6 to 10 o'clock 
            Bob DeCarlo show. Newsmen Bob Harvey, Tom Martin and Ed Spencer conducted 
            interviews with the youngsters at the Liberty Elementary School in Shadyside and 
            their answers to simple, though thought-provoking, questions will be incorporated
            into the newscasts.
1973 ... June 14, KQV gives away tickets to Elvis Presley's June 25 & 26 concerts.
1973 ... June 21, ARB ratings for the April-May survey show the top 5 stations
            Ages 18+ as (1) KDKA (2) WWSW (3) KQV (4) 13Q (5) WTAE.
            Ages 12 to 17 (1) 13Q (2) KDKA (3) KQV (4) WSHH (5) WDVE.
            Ages 18 to 34 (1) KDKA (2) KQV (3) 13Q (4) WDVE (5) WWSW (6) WIXZ (7) WTAE.
            Ages 18 to 49 (1) KDKA (2) KQV (3) WWSW (4) 13Q (5) WTAE (6) WIXZ.
1973 ... July 15, KQV welcomes Burt Bacharach to Civic Arena
1973 ... July 24, KQV welcomes Led Zeppelin to Three Rivers Stadium 
1973 ... July 31, Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports "Pittsburgh's top radio station
            is still KDKA, with WWSW's total audience figures moving it up to second place
            from it's past third spot. KQV, second in the past, now ranks third, and WKTQ (13Q)
            pushing WTAE out of the fourth spot and into fifth place.
1973 ... July 31, WTAE Radio's Ted Atkins has brought back to Pittsburgh Keeve Berman, 
            formerly with KQV. Berman is WTAE's new news and public affairs director after a
            four-year stint in New York City. (Pittsburgh Press)
1973 ... August 1, Former WJAS talk show host Ira Apple joins KQV as News Director.
            (Pittsburgh Press)
1973 ... August 1, Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports Top 5 ratings
            18-49 year olds. 1 KDKA, 2 WKTQ, 3 WSHH-FM, 4 KQV,  5 WWSW
1973 ... August 7, KQV welcomes The Osmonds to Civic Arena
1973 ... August 8, KQV welcomes Engelbert Humperdink to Civic Arena
1973 ... August 6, Ira Apple, telephone talk-show host, WJAS (AM) Pittsburgh, appointed
            news director, KQV(AM) there."
1973 ... August 10, Pittsburgh Press's Barbara Holsopple reports "Home economist Jane
            Cricks will be a regular on KQV-Radio's "Perry Marshall Show" Beginning Tuesday,
            Aug. 21. Miss Cricks will be on hand with Marshall, whose show runs from 10 a.m.
            to 2 p.m. daily."
1973 ... August 18, KQV welcomes Roberta Flack to Civic Arena 
1973 ... September 11, Alan Schaerel joins KQV for part-time weekend news.
1973 ... September 11& 12, KQV welcomes Jethro Tull to Civic Arena 
1973 ... September 12, Jeff Christie is announced as the honorary chairman of the annual
            Variety Club telethon.
1973 ... September, Jon Summers leaves KQV for WEAM in Washington D.C. On January
            15, 1974, Jon would join Bob Harper's staff at WKBW in Buffalo.
1973 ... September 20, Larry Clark from Cleveland replaces Jon Summers for 2 to 6 pm. 
            (Pittsburgh Press)
1973 ... September 22, KQV welcomes Liza Manelli & New Seekers to Civic Arena 
1973 ... September 23, KQV welcomes Gilbert O'Sullivan Maureen McGovern to 
            Syria Mosque
1973 ... September 26, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV adding local
            music artists every 4 hours.
1973 ... October 4, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Tomorrow KQV will launch a new 
            effort to attract and hold the young adult audience, the 18 to 49 year olds, "who have 
            grown up with the station." It will be called 'Fantasy' - in other markets it has been
            titled 'The Last Contest' - and will offer up a $25,000 reward for daydream will come 
            true on November 30. The details can be learned by tuning to the station, but in 
            essence listeners will be invited to name their own fantasy prizes and for the winner
            the dream will come true. The novelty here is, of course, that material prizes are 
            ruled out. No car, fur coats, etc. But if you have dreamed have having an audience
            with the Pope in Rome, well, that might be arranged."
1973 ... October 5 - November 20, KQV airs the $25,000 Fantasy Contest
1973 ... October 6, Billboard Magazine's Vox Jox reports "Larry Clark has joined KQV-AM,
            Pittsburgh, in the 2 - 6 pm slot. He'd been at WHK-AM, Cleveland.
1973 ... October 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Michael Waterkotte, with Animators Inc.
            Pittsburgh-based film-promotion firm, joins KQV (AM) there as director of advertising
            and promotion."
1973 ... October 18, KQV welcomes Mott the Hoople to Syria Mosque
1973 ... October 22, Broadcasting Magazine features ad for ABC owned stations.
1973 ... October 25, KQV welcomes Moody Blues to Civic Arena. 
1973 ... October 30, Bob DeCarlo rides an elephant in the Ringling Bros - Barnum and Bailey
            Circus Animal Walk.
1973 ... November 3, Bob DeCarlo is honorary Ringmaster at the Ringling Bros - Barnum and
            Bailey Circus matinee.
1973 ... November, KQV has a new "Pinpoint" format from 9 pm to midnight, with Dennis
            Benson of the old "Rap Around" show co-hosting the telephone talk series with
            Helen LaMonte. Ira Apple is producer.
1973 ... November 21, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "Bob Harper, longtime Program
            Director at KQV is leaving to take a similar position at WKBW in Buffalo."
1973 ... November 21, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV Fantasy
1973 ... November 30, KQV's Bob DeCarlo awards the Grand Prize in the $25,000 Fantasy
        Contest to Monica Welch of Connellsville, Pa.
1973 ... December, Bob Harper leaves KQV for WKBW Buffalo
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1974
1974 ... February 5, As part of an anniversary salute to the Beatles, This week KQV 
            interviewed Ed Sullivan about his introduction of the group to America. Excerpts of
            the interviews aired throughout the week.
1974 ... February 11, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Mel Phillips, former programmer of
            RKO General's WRKO (AM) and WXLO (FM) New York, named program director
            of ABC's KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, He replaces Robert Harper."
1974 ... February 13, Mel Phillips is KQV's new Program Director arriving from a New York
            FM (and before that a Boston station. (from Pittsburgh Press) Phillips replaces
            Bob Harper as program director
1974 ... February 18, Broadcasting Magazine reports "KQV is now calling itself 14K."
1974 ... February 18, Broadcasting Magazine reports, KQV "has lost almost 60% of it's total
            audience (Monday - Sunday, 6 a.m, - midnight, 'total survey area, 12 years and over -
            according to Arbitron Radio) between October - November ratings books in 1972 and
            1973. Its teen-age audience had dropped by 85%. Most of this attrition was due to
            the emergence of a new top-40 station in Pittsburgh which presented KQV with it's
            first head-on competition, WKTQ (AM), promotionally known as 13Q.
1974 ... February 20, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV's change to 14K
14K Musicradio
1974 ... February, KQV switches to 14K
1974 ... KQV buys PAMS Custom 14K Jingles
1974 ... KQV sends 14K listeners to London to celebrate Beatles 20th Anniversary
1974 ... March 4, Timothy G Adams leaves KQV to do middays at WEEP (replacing Ken
            Wells who moves from WEEP for Buffalo).
1974 ... March 5, Pittsburgh Press TV Radio Editor, Barbara Holsopple reports "With
            everybody crying poor, rumors run amuck. The most persistent grapevine goodie 
            concerns the sale of KQV to a company specializing in country music. However, 
            both ABC (owners of KQV) in New York and local station officials deny the rumor.
            ABC Radio contends "it was erroneously reported in some trade papers that KQV
            was for sale. We've had some inquiries, but no one has made an offer we're willing
            to accept." Although audience ratings indicate KQV is holding either third or fourth
            spot in town (depending upon how you count), the station has been giving the 
            appearance of an identity crisis. Once the city's strong contemporary rock station,
            KQV softened it's sound a year or so ago and now has even adopted the 14K code -
            a blatant copy of 13Q.
1974 ... March 25, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Paul R Kunkler, local sales manager,
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, named general sales manager."
1974 ... March 27, Pittsburgh Press announces that Perry Marshall leaves KQV. Larry Clark
            moves to 10-3 pm and Rick Shaw joins KQV from WXLO in New York, for afternoons
            (3-7 pm)
1974 ... March 27, Pittsburgh Press announces that KQV was sold to Taft Broadcasting for
            $3.5 million, subject to FCC approval.
1974 ... April 1, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Robert D Schutt, with sales staff KQV (AM)
            Pittsburgh, named sales manager."
1974 ... April 1, Broadcasting Magazine reports ABC is selling KQV to Taft Broadcasting.
1974 ... April 2, 14K Musicradio presents Sly And Family Stone and Rare Earth
            to Civic Arena
1974 ... April 8, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Dorothy Readie, producer, RAM-Z II
            Productions, Pittsburgh, named editorial director, KQV(AM) - WDVE(FM) Pittsburgh"
1974 ... April 20, 14K Musicradio welcomes Sha Na Na to Syria Mosque.
1974 ... George Hart joins KQV for overnights from WIXZ
1974 ... KQV launches 14K PAT Trolley
1974 ... Mel Phillips leaves KQV
1974 ... June 10, Broadcasting Magazine reports Ira Apple leaves KQV for WIIC-TV.
1974 ... July 2, 14K switches back to KQV
1974 ... July 2, KQV "Where the Good Times Roll"
1974 ... July 4, 14K Musicradio presents De Franco Family at Syria Mosque.
1974 ... July, Rick Shaw leaves KQV for San Francisco
1974 ... Bobby Mitchell joins KQV for afternoons replacing Rick Shaw
1974 ... August 5, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports, "changes on KQV Radio,
            Doing a complete flip flop, the onetime darling of the bubble gum set will revise its
            evening and all night programming in hopes of appealing to "an older audience."
            Older in this case is defined as the 18 to 34 - year old group. Jay Davis, a former 
            KQV personality, will replace Jeff Christie in the 7 p.m. to midnight period. He will
            play mostly "oldies." Then at midnight, Bob Harvey, a veteran newsman, will take
            over as host of an all-night talk show titled :The Night Crew."
1974 ... August 6, Pittsburgh Press TV Radio Editor, Barbara Holsopple reports "KQV Radio
            has made some major programming changes this week with Jay Davis doing oldies
            on a 7 pm to midnight show and Bob Harvey hosting an all-night talk show "The
            Night Crew"
1974 ... August 8 ... 14 KQV MUSICRADIO / HARDEE'S SUMMER IN THE CITY amateur
            band finals at Syria Mosque
1974 ... August 9, John Gibbs leaves KQV after nearly 30 years to move to WWSW
1974 ... August 14, Jim Carnegie becomes program director of KQV, Jay Davis promoted to
            music director
1974 ... August, Bob Harvey takes over the overnights with all night music & talk show
            called "The Night Crew"
1974 ... August 19, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Jim Carnegie, music - director -
            announcer, KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, named program director."
1974 ... August 24, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that Steve Berger
            WDVE-FM general manager replaces John Gibbs as KQV general manager as well.
            No format changes are anticipated at either station.
1974 ... August 31, Billboard Magazine acknowledges Jim Carnegie as the new program
            director of KQV (promoted from music director. And Jay Davis return from WYDD
            where he had been operations manager for 7 - midnight at KQV.
1974 ... September 2, Broadcasting Magazine reports "John D. Gibbs, VP-general manager,
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, named executive VP-general manager, WWSW (AM) - WPEZ
            (FM) Pittsburgh."
1974 ... September 16, KQV uses Thunder Productions "Big D" Jingle Package,
            ID's featured "The Best Music on KQV Pittsburgh"
1974 ... September 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Steve Berger, general manager,
            WDVE (FM) Pittsburgh, appointed to additional duties at KQV (AM) Pittsburgh
            (replacing John Gibbs, who resigned) and as V.P., KQV Inc,
1974 ... September, KQV lineup: Bob DeCarlo, Jay Davis, Bobby Mitchell, Larry Clark,
            George Hart, Casey Forbes
1974 ... October 23, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions change in format to
            Dennis Benson's Sunday night show "Rap Around"
1974 ... October 26, Billboard Magazine notes Bobby Mitchell (Ron Edwards) joins KQV 
            for afternoons from WABY in Albany, NY.
1974 ... November 15, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports "The FCC has
            approved the sale of KQV to Taft Broadcasting with the 40 day petitions to deny
            waiting period to end Dec. 11

1974 ... December 14, Pittsburgh Press reports, Taft Broadcasting completes purchase of
            KQV from the American Broadcasting Company
1974 ... December 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports, William Irwin, general manager 
            WGR (AM) - WGRQ (FM) Buffalo, NY, named to same post, KQV (AM)-WDVE (FM)
            Pittsburgh, when Taft Broadcasting completes acquisition of those stations,
            expected later this month.
1974 ... December 16, Broadcasting Magazine reports, Paul R Kunkler, KQV general sales
            manager joins WGST in Atlanta for same post.
1974 ... December 17, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Taft Broadcasting took over KQV and WDVE 
            yesterday at 5pm.
1974 ... December 18, Pittsburgh Press reports KQV is in the hands of Taft Broadcasting.
1974 ... December 19, Thunder Productions "Big D" Jingle Package were edited to take out
            reference to 14
1974 ... December, Bill Irwin of Buffalo, becomes KQV's General Manager
1974 ... December 31, Program Director Jim Carnegie leaves KQV. (reported by Post 
            Gazette's Win Fanning on January 3, 1975 "Jim Carnegie on Tuesday resigned his 
            position as program manager at KQV. He was with the station for three years and
            was director of programming for the past year.")
The Top 40 Era ... The 1970's - 1975
1975 ... Joe Fenn joins KQV
1975 ... January, Joey Reynolds joins KQV as program director and gives Pittsburgh the 
            "TAFT" - on air lineup includes ... Bob DeCarlo, Jay Davis, World Famous (Jerry
            Kristafer), Ron Hughes (Bobby Mitchell), Don Kobiela, Coal & Steal (George Hart &
            Joe Fenn), Ed Sherlock, Billy Soule, Hal Murray, Marsha Kniceley (Casey Forbes),
            and others.
1975 ... January 7, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports "Bob DeCarlo's spoof
            being played on KQV Radio is great fun, with 'Rowdy Curt' and his friends
            interviewing the Steelers."
1975 ... January 23, KQV news is no longer at scheduled times. "News doesn't happen on
            schedule, KQV doesn't report news on schedule."
1975 ... January 24, Win Fanning of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on changes to KQV
    as Joey Reynolds becomes KQV's program director.
1975 ... January 27, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Michael Waterkotte, advertising and
            promotion director KQV (AM) Pittsburgh named to same post WXYZ(AM) Detroit."
1975 ... January 29, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina reports on KQV's music changes
1975 ... February 4, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports on the first 2 weeks
    of the hodgepodge of sounds.
1975 ... February, Marsha Kniceley leaves KQV
1975 ... Billy Soule joins KQV for overnights
1975 ... February 6, Win Fanning of the Post Gazette reports "Mark Schaefer and KQV have
            parted company. Mark was with the station for 13 years. His resignation was 
            prompted by the change in over all format since Taft Broadcasting took over the
            foamier ABC outlet.
1975 ... February, Joey Reynolds begins "The Death of Radio", tearing down the old KQV in
            preparation to the new Joey Reynolds format.
1975 ... February 2 ... KQV begins 7 day period only saying "KQV Plays Too Much Music"
            between songs.
1975 ... February 4, Larry Clark leaves KQV for 10am-2pm at WEEP. Clark replaces former
            KQV personality Timothy G Adams who leaves WEEP for WJJD, Chicago. (Barbara
            Holsopple, Pittsburgh Press Feb 13, 1975)
1975 ... February 8, KQV starts using Joey Reynolds "Mingles" Jingles
1975 ... February 19, KQV officially starts Joey Reynold's new format. "KQV, The new game
            in town. Kickoff at 6"
1975 ... February 27, World Famous Wake-A-Thon
1975 ... Steve Lohl, Don Kobiela, Walt Golden join KQV from 11-7 Radio in Lakeland NJ
1975 ... March 3, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Steve Berger, VP-General Manager
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, named general manager WPEZ (FM) Pittsburgh."
1975 ... March 5, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions World Famous
            Wake-A-Thon
1975 ... March, Esther Lapiddus and Mayor Pete Flaherty join Bob DeCarlo & Peter Jackson
            (DeCarlo and Company)
1975 ... March 21, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports "KQV's new sound is 
            getting easier to take, but the station's World Famous (Jerald Jeffrey Kristafer Jr) is
            perhaps the most inane, immature deejay this city has ever encountered.
1975 ... March 24, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Don Kobiela, formerly operations 
            manager WHLW (AM) Lakewood, NJ, named creative services director, KQV (AM) 
            Pittsburgh."
1975 ... March 26, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV's use of Joey
    Reynolds Mingles at the beginning of the songs
1975 ... April 7, Broadcasting Magazine reports "ABC sold it's Pittsburgh radio outlets, 
            KQV (AM)- WDVE (FM), to Taft Broadcasting, publicly held group owner headed by
            Charles S. Mechem, Jr., $3.5 million. The transfer boosted Taft's holdings to five
            AM's, five FM's and six television properties." 
1975 ... April 9, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions KQV playing Barry White's
            controversial "Love Serenade"
1975 ... April 10, Win Fanning of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Mayor Flaherty
            joining Bob DeCarlo on the KQV morning show.
1975 ... April 15, Win Fanning of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Mayor Flaherty's
    first day with Bob DeCarlo.
1975 ... April 16, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that City Council and
            the National Organization of Women is protesting Mayor Flaherty's position on
            Bob DeCarlo's show. 
1975 ... April 23, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina reports the NAACP and NOW is
    unhappy with KQV's World Famous
1975 ... April 28, Win Fanning of the Post Gazette reports "Deejay World Famous - who was
            becoming infamous in certain quarters - and KQV have parted company. Bill Erwin,
            station manager, told me that while he thinks the 21 year old personality "has an
            awful lot of raw talent." he feels he "needs maturing and shaping before he is ready
            to work on the air in a machete of this size."
1975 ... April 29, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports "KQV Radio afternoon 
            deejay, who called himself "World Famous" has been let go. No word on a
            replacement."
1975 ... May 28, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Mike Kalina mentions the firing of Joey Reynolds
            and other members of KQV staff.
1975 ... May, Taft executives fire Joey Reynolds, Jerry Kristafer (World Famous), music 
            director Gary Waight, and Steve Martin.
1975 ... May 29, Associated Press article on Mayor Pete Flaherty on KQV appeared in the
            Argus Press in Owosso, Michigan.
1975 ... June 16, Win Fanning of the Post Gazette reports "Gil Rozzo has been appointed
            general manager for WDVE. A native of this city, he has been general sales manager
            for KQV-WDVE since September, 1874, and has been in the sales end of WDVE 
            (and of KQV-FM, it's forerunner) since 1973."
1975 ... June 23, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Gil Rozzo, general sales manager KQV 
            (AM) - WDVE (FM) Pittsburgh, named station manager WDVE.
1975 ... June 24, Win Fanning of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports former KQV newsmen
            Tom Martin and John O'Malley are with AP Radio in Washington D.C.
1975 ... August 27, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that Steelers 
           quarterback Terry Hanratty has joined KQV as a morning commentator. KQV has
            also won the broadcast rights to Penguin hockey.
1975 ... September 3, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports "Jackson 
            Armstrong, former 13Q deejay, is rumored to be talking to KQV."
1975 ... September 12, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that "Radio 
            changes are in the wind, with KQV slated for a news format of some kind."  KQV
            has notified it's "deejays will not be needed, come October 1"
            "KQV officials have talked with NBC in New York about it's News and Information
            Service, indicating an all news format."
1975 ... September 16, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports KQV will switch to All News
            next month.
1975 ... September 17, Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that KQV has
    finally admitted that the new format will be news.
1975 ... September 22, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Allan Thompson, national sales
             manager, KQV(AM) - WDVE(FM), Pittsburgh, named general sales manager."
1975 ... September 29, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports "When KQV changes to all-news
            - a large part of which will be the NBC feed from New York - it will no longer
            operate from studios at street level in the Chamber of Commerce Building." 
1975 ... September 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports, KQV(AM) Pittsburgh will change to
            all news and NIS next month, dropping it's middle-of-the-road programming."
1975 ... October 6, Broadcasting Magazine reports "Don Kobiela, creative services director, 
            KQV (AM) Pittsburgh, assumes additional duties as executive producer/ director of
            Pittsburgh Penguins hockey."
1975 ... October 13, Post Gazette's Win Fanning reports KQV will be All News at 6 am on
            October 15th. 
1975 ... October 14,  Barbara Holsopple of the Pittsburgh Press reports that "KQV expects to
           begin all-news operations tomorrow , subscribing to the NBC Radio "News and
            Information Service." 
1975 ... October 14, George Hart & Billy Soule play the last song on KQV before the plug is
            pulled. The last song played was "Brother Love's Travellin' Salvation Show" by Neil
            Diamond.
The End - The Switch to News
1975 ... September 29, Broadcasting Magazine reports KQV will change to all news and NIS
            next month, dropping its middle-of-the-road programming.
1975 ... October 15, KQV flips to News format. Affiliated with NBC's NIS Network

1975 ... October 15, First news paper ad for all news format appeared in Pittsburgh Press and
            the Post Gazette.
1982 ... Calvary Inc., Purchases KQV