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From 1973 to 1987 one of America's Great Radio Stations was 1250/WTAE.  We remember the personalities, the music, and the fun !  During this 15 year period (Including 4 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Victories)
Ted Atkins was the architect of the Big 1250

 Ted passed away from cancer on July 19, 2012.
 Ted was one of the all-time great radio programmers.

 Read Comments from Ted's friends and colleagues here.
 Read the Post Gazette Obituary about Ted here.
 Read about the 1250/WTAE December 2007 reunion here.
 O'Brien & Garry Captain Showbiz Editorial
         courtesy Mark Mervick

Intrepid Scout - Winnie Bricker
Winnie Bricker was a large part of WTAE's O'Brien & Garry Show. She was Intrepid Scout. She reported traffic, was a part of their joke and much more. She was the programming secretary for many years at the Big 1250. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone.. She passed away October 31, 2021 at the age of 81. Read the Post Gazette Obituary about Winnie here.
Chuck Brinkman
Chuck Brinkman passed away on August 24, 2018 at his home in Plano Texas, Chuck was the backbone of the new WTAE when he arrived as the music director for Solid Gold TAE, The man that introduced the Beatles to Pittsburgh when he was at KQV was elected ino the Pittburgh Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.He was 83.
Bob Kopler
Former Pittsburgh radio newscaster Bob Kopler passed away December 10, 2019 at the age of 81. For nearly 40 years he reported the news at KQV, WTAE, KDKA and WWSW. He came to KQV from Johnstown in 1969 and retired after 19 years at KDKA in 2007.
Don Berns
Don Berns passed away on March 1, 2015. Don died at him home of a heart attack. Don was known as Dr. Trance on the Toronto Rave Scene. He was also the network voice for Global Television for many years, was the voice of TSN sports and was much sought after for freelance voice work. Don was prominent as an actor in Toronto theater. 
Kathy Kerestes
Kathy Kerestes passed away on May 23, 2015. Katy died at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a graduate of Point Park College. She started out at WESA in Charleroi and moved on to WTAE and became the news anchor for the O'Brien & Garry Show. For 12 years she was also a weekend reporter for WTAE-TV. She left WTAE and became Director of Media and Community Relations at Carlow College. She had just turned 61 on May19th.

Be sure to check out the WTAE Reunions Page as well
as the "I Love You Pittsburgh Page"
Check out the New WTAE YouTube Videos Page!