Timothy left KQV he went to WEEP and worked for Ed Salamon. He then went
to WJJD in Chicago for a short time. He spent some time in Pensacola,
then returned to his home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Worked
for (W)KLQ, EZ 105.7, and WMUS on the lakeshore. He has been out
of the business altogether since the early 2000's. Timothy now owns
assisted living and adult foster care homes.
Larry sold his concert
promotions business in Evansville, Indiana to Jam Productions of Chicago
and remains a consultant to Jam. In 2008 he retired from his position of
Democratic Party chairman in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Larry passed
away on Saturday February 13, 2010 at the age of 69 from long standing
Dex Passed away May 5,
2018. He sold his last multi station compay in 2005. Dex sold his
last station in Glen Falls, NY to his partner in 2012.
Ira was KQV's news director
in 1973. In addition to KQV Ira's resume included KDKA, WBZ (Boston), WGSO
(New Orleans) and WBAL (Baltimore). He was also an adjunct professor at
Emerson College in Boston. In the mid-1980s, Mr. Apple became a sales manager
for CBSI, a radio business software company. In the 1990s, he joined the
Traffic Directors Guild of America as a liaison with executives of the
state broadcaster associations. Ira Apple passed away on August 11, 2009.
Ron was a part-time member
of the KQV news team from 1964 until 1970. He came to KQV from WHJB in
Greensburg. In the 80's and 90's Ron was the general manager/ broadcast
media advisor for at the University of Pittsburgh's office of student avtivities
for the school's radio station WPTS. Ron is retired and now lives on his
12 acre "farm" in Cheswick where he and his wife Jan have gone "green"
and plan to raise most of their food. He is doing well. (2015)
Dennis passed away on
June 10, 2021 He was 85.
Steve became General
Manager of 13Q after leaving KQV and WDVE. Steve eventually became President
of Nationwide Communications. After selling the company he retired to his
home in Jamesport, NY. He went from a long and successful career as a broadcasting
executive to becoming one of the most celebrated and admired photographers
on the East End of Long Island. Steve passed away June 28, 2022. (March
12, 1944 - June 28, 2022)
Keeve passed away in
a nursing home in Pembroke Pines, Florida on May 18, 2008 at the age of
71. After leaving KQV, Keeve was news director at WOR in New York and WTAE
radio in Pittsburgh. Keeve spent 10 years as a news anchor at ABC's American
Dick worked in many places
around the country, including Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Albany, Manchester
and his last stint was Big Ways Radio in Charlotte N.C. He left radio in
1973 and went into the car business. He was sales manager at a car dealership
in Boca Raton, Florida when he passed away due to cancer on August 6, 1986.
Alan is now retired from
radio and living in Pittsburgh. He is still active with AFTRA and remains
on the local board of directors.
John was KQV's program
Director from December 1967 until September 1968. John started his career
at KBEC in 1956. John sold his company, Sunburst Media. He passed away
on March 30, 2016.
Chuck left KQV in October
1972 for WTAE in Pittsburgh. Chuck remained there until 1979 when he went
to program KOGO in San Diego. Chuck returned to Pittsburgh as Program Director
at WMYG-FM. Chuck left Pittsburgh to take the Program Director's job and
Afternoon Drive Personality at KLUV in Dallas. Chuck left KLUV on December
28, 2005. Chuck worked for a while as afternoon man at Dallas adult standards
770 KAAM. Chuck remains
in Texas where he is part owner of a local country station.
Chuck was elected to
the Pittsburgh Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2017. Chuck passed away
August 24, 2018.
Bill is now doing mornings
at WDRR, Dream 98.5 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Jim, for 30 years was
the President/CEO & Publisher of two daily national/ international
media business E-newspaper publications and monthly magazines which concentrates
on the news, business, of radio and television. Radio Business Report
and Television Business Report. Among the executives in all phases
of media and finance that depend on the information daily the publications
on known by their call letters: RBR and TVBR. Headquartered
in Alexandria, VA, Jim prefers the sunshine of Tampa, FL. Jim sold RBR
in February, 2013 and began a radio consultancy business. www.jimcarnegie.com
Jim passed away of natural causes on July 25, 2016.
Todd is retired and living
in Florida. His company, The Neeck Trust, has invested in three radio stations
in Alabama. He's also doing spots via the internet for the stations. (2/18/2015)
Porky passed away on
March 2, 2014. Porky remained active in Pittsburgh in radio and in clubs
until shortly before his passing.
Jeff Christie was known
by his real name Rush Limbaugh and was heard on more than 600 stations
on the EIB Radio Network. Rush passed away from lung cancer on February
was at KQV twice in the 70's. He spent some time at WZYQ in Frederick.
Ed Salamon reports that Larry was at WEEP in 1975 and was PD there for
a time. He later spent time at WMZQ in Washington D.C. He later left radio
and ran a dry cleaning business in San Francisco. On December 9th, 2006
Larry passed away at the age of 62. The complete details are available
at this link
Al is alive and well
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After retiring a few years ago, he is now working
as General Manager of TV/ Media Relations for Bethany World Prayer Center
a church in Baton Rouge.
After leaving KQV, Henry
went on to WRYT (WTAE), and later became a booth announcer at Henry WTAE-TV
4. Henry suffered a stroke and spent the rest of his time in an assisted
living center in Pittsburgh. Henry DaBecco passed away from cancer on March
30, 2005 at the age of 79.
Jay passed away in Pittsburgh
Bob is now living in
Florida. Bob and his wife sold his McDonalds Restaurants. Bob most recently
was the morning host and program director at WPBC-FM, B 95.1 in Panama
City, Florida. Bob is retired from radio.
Allen Dennis spent most
of his career in Tennessee. A number of his years were in Nashville, Tennessee
at WSM-AM. In January 2003, Allen was let go in a major station shakeup.
Allen Dennis passed away on March 14, 2012. Allen was inducted in to the
Tennessee Radio Hall Of Fame in 2013.
Chucky from Kentucky
was one of the first hires at KQV when the top 40 format was put in place
in 1958. Chuck hosted mornings and was Program Director. Chuck was at KQV
from 1958-1960. Chuck came to KQV from WQAM in Miami. After Pittsburgh
Chuck went to WKWK in Wheeling. Chuck's career included stops at WIP, WNEW,
WPEN, WGST and WLW. Chuck left radio in 1980 and owned a number of Tuxedo
shops for the next 15 years. Chuck passed away at the age of 93 in Naples,
Florida on January 20, 2015.
Dick joined KQV in January
1960 for afternoons. Dick replaced Chuck Dougherty as KQV's Program Director.
In July, 1961 Dick left KQV for WIL St.Louis. Dick also spent time at KGB
in San Diego among others. Dick has passed away.
Carl is now living in
Malvern, Ohio and is retired. Carl says "I own investment property in suburban
Cleveland but am no longer active on a day to day basis. Lots of hobbies
and two grandchildren keep my wife and me busy. We live on a private lake
Southeast of Canton, Ohio and love to watch the seasons change."
Roy spent many years
working in Los Angeles after leaving KQV. He is now retired and living
in Santa Monica, California.
Joe is originally from
Akron, Ohio. He came to Pittsburgh in the fall of 1971. After 3 years on
the WDVE side, he moved over to KQV in 1974. Joe remains in Pittsburgh.
He retired from KQV where he was the afternoon news anchor in December,
Kevin passed away after
suffering a stroke in August, 2017. His career included stops in New York,
Philadelphia, Buffalo, Rochester, Baltimore, Harrisburg and Florida. He
was Program Director at WKBO and WFIL among others.
Franklin spent many years
in Harrisburgh radio using the name Bob Alexander. He did mornings at WKBO
and WHP. Today he is retired and lives in Harrisburg
John was the original
Franklin B Forbes. John came to KQV from Youngstown, Ohio where he worked
as John Terry. He was only at KQV as Franklin B.Forbes and decided to return
to Ohio. He passed away April 15, 2022.
Jim has retired from
WKXW, New Jersey 101 in Trenton NJ in 2015. He was morning host for 25
years. Jim's career included WFIL in Philadelphia and WNBC in New York.
Gary passed away February
15, 1991 from a heart attack in Chicago. Gary had a very successful career
in Chicago at WLS and WCFL as well as CHUM in Toronto.
John Gibbs passed away
on March 25, 2003. More on the life of John Gibbs can be found on the John
Walt retired from KQV's
news team in August, 2013 He joined KQV in 1975. (1/2015)
Bill owns an advertising
agency in Pittsburgh, William J. Green and Associates. Bill also serves
as a political analyst for WPXI-TV. Bill passed away January 16, 2022.
Mel returned to San Diego
in 1966 after his last radio job, PD at KRLA and established Cinira Corp.,
a film production company and broadcast creative service for radio and
original music. Mel retired in 2000. Mel passed away after having a stroke
while completing a round of radiation treatments on October 10, 2011.
Bob left KQV for WKBW
in Buffalo. He was also station manager at WERE and WGCL in Cleveland.
He was also Director of Programming, Stereo Rock syndication, TM Programming,
Dallas, TX. (138 stations, nationwide), Partner, General Manager, WKHQ
& WVOY, New Broadcasting Co., Charlevoix, MI., and V.P., Research and
AC-Oldies Programming, Noble Broadcast Group, San Diego, CA., Owner, Bob
Harper & Company Research & Consulting, San Diego, CA, Dallas,
TX, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Bob sold Keystone Focus
Research, a research and consulting company to Paragon Media Strategies
in February 2007. Bob lives in Minneapolis and does some consulting
work on the side.
George passed away in
March of 1993.
Bob passed away from
ug cancer May 27, 2020 at the age of 75 in Pittsburgh.
Derek has been in Chicago
for more then 20 years. He still does radio but worka full time for HUD.
Lynn is the author of
Broadcasting the Local News: The Early Years of KDKA, and The Cold War
As Rhetoric: The Beginnings, 1945-1950. Lynn retired in the May of 2005.
Lynn was a Professor of Communication at Drury University in Springfield,
Mo. before his retirement. Lynn passed away at his home in Fredericksburg,
Va. on April 5, 2014.
Sam passed away in Las
Vegas in 1986. Sam also worked at WLS in Chicago and WABC New York. He
was also part of the original airstaff at 13Q.
Dick passed away October
29, 1998 after surgery for a hernia. Dick worked at KQV, WEEP, 13Q
and WIXZ. I worked with Dick at WRUA in the 80's.
Dave has retired after
many years at KDKA Radio. He continues to live in the Pittsburgh area.
After leaving KQV and
WMCK, Lou gave up work on the air and continued with "DJ" work at dances
around town. He joined a management consulting company, learned the
business and started his own firm, and had a successful 30-year career.
About 5 years ago, Lou and his wife moved to Florida. After a year or two
of "retirement", Lou's gone back to consulting. Lou and his partners
have started a new company, ProVantage Consulting Group, specializing in
small to medium sized companies.
While Claudia Jarvis
was not one of the personalities we grew up listening to, if you called
the KQV switchboard in the early 1970's, Claudia's voice was the voice
that greated KQV listeners and clients every day on the phone. Claudia
was always bright and pleasant. She also worked at 13Q and KDKA after KQV.
Claudia has since passed away, but will always be remembered by those who
After leaving KQV, in
1971, Bill became somewhat disenchanted with broadcasting. In a 'complete
change of direction' the twenty-year broadcast veteran, and alum of the
Boston Conservancy, chose to become a journeyman carpenter. Residing in
Pittsburgh, he continued in that vocation until he retired shortly before
his death in early 2003 of cancer.
Al passed away on June
28, 2002 from lung cancer at the age of 73. Al spent many years at
KDKA after returning to Pittsburgh.
leaving KQV, Marsha spent some time at Joey Reynolds' old haunts, 11- 7
radio in Lakewood NJ (WHLW). She also spent some time in New York at WNBC.
Her career included Motor Sports Network in NJ. Marsha now lives in Pinehurst,
For years Don was one
of the premier voiceover specialists in the country. You've heard Don as
the signature voice of MTV, NOVA, the Sci Fi Channel, Wall St. Journal,
and Prego Sauce among others. Don is now retired.
Bob retired as the morning
news anchor at KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh in 2008. Bob also worked at WTAE
Radio after leaving KQV. Bob passed away on December 10, 2019.
Tom went on to WTAE (as
Tom Lyons) and WPNT-FM and WEDO in Pittsburgh. He went to the west
coast to KOGO in San Diego. Tom also worked at KCEE in Tuscon, KEZL in
Sand Diego and KSPA in Escondido before retiring in 1996. Tom moved to
Grove City, Pa. He passed away on October 16, 2011.
Elaine retired as a member
of KQV's news team at the end of 2017. She is now Elaine Effort.
Anderson passed away
on June 4, 2006 at his Pittsburgh home. In addition to KQV Anderson, also
worked at WAMO-FM, WAMO-AM and WQED-TV. In 1972, WDUQ-FM at Duquesne University
hired him to work with students and develop a community affairs voice.Anderson
Little was most recently known for producing "The Anderson Little Report,"
which aired on WDUQ each Sunday. Anderson Little was 66 years old.
Jim Lloyd was a former
interim pd at KQV in 1973-1974. His real name was James J Maura Jr. He
worked at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia doing voice over work. He passed awat
on July 28, 2010.
Steve passed away on
June 20, 2008 of an apparent heart attack. Steve joined KQV in 1974 and
remained their throughout the KQV All News Format until his death.
Is now former Channel
11 newsman Hank Baughman. He spent many years at WSHH in Pittsburgh. Hank
is now retired and lives in the Greensburg area. (1/2015).
Perry went to KDKA after
leaving KQV. Perry spent his retired years living in Mt. Lebanon. He passed
away on November 5, 2011. He was 86 years old.
Tom left KQV just as
it was being sold to Taft, to become a member of the founding staff, as
morning anchor, of AP-Radio (now AP Network News) in Washington. (1974-81)
He then left for the afternoon drive anchor slot on RKO II Radio
Network News in New York. In 1990. When The Gulf War (I) broke out, ABC
recruited Tom for a temporary war-coverage network. Tom then became a "utility
anchor," rotating among ABC's various networks as needed. At the same time,
he was afternoon drive news anchor at WABC-NY as well as Paul Harvey's
vacation stand-in. In 1995 Tom returned to his home state of Kentucky and
an opportunity to develop a format concept on local radio (WVLK). Tom Also
served as Press Secretary for Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor, Steve Henry.
Tom Martin LLC is a pubic relations company in Lexington Kentucky.
Jim founded the advertising
agency McLaughlin, DelVecchio & Casey in New Haven Connecticut in 1972.
He is now retired. He served as a first selectman in Durham, Ct in the
the 2000's. (11/2014)
Mike's resume includes
WLS, WIFE, WDGY, KOIL, and KAUM and others. Mike retired ot his home in
Austin Texas. Mike passed away on January 26, 2018.
Johnny finished his radio
career in Phoenix. Johnny passed away a couple of years ago in Scottsdale,
Rex left KQV in 1968.
He has had a number of horror stories and books published over the years.
His bibliography includes 1 novel, "Saint Louis Blues", A series of books,
Slob, Frenzy, Profane Men, Stone Shadow, Iceman, Slice, Chaingang, Butcher,
and Savant. Rex spent his last few years living in a nursing home near
St. Louis following a stroke. Rex Miller died June 6, 2004 following a
Aka Ron Hughes was employed
by the Department of Transportation /FAA at the Farmingdale Flight Standards
District Office in NY State. He retired August 1, 2017
A number of people have
used the name Johnny Mitchell over the years (including KQV's Kris Stevens).
KQV's Johnny Mitchell is Hal Buckner. He worked in Salt Lake City and Denver
before coming to KQV. Johnny spent time in Salt Lake City at KCPX from
1972-73. He is retired and living in Hawaii.
Hal passed away in September
1988 in Florida. Hal was 67.
John left KQV for AP
Radio in Washington, D.C. From there, 3 years at an ABC affiliate
television station in Toledo. John returned to Pittsburgh as morning newscaster
and news director of WEEP - WDSY. He has since changed careers and worked
with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in Circulation until his retirement in
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CharlIe passed away on
April 2, 2012. He and his wife lived in Pittsburgh after he retired. He
enjoyed photography. After KQV, he also served ABC as program director
at WXYZ in Houston. Charlie was program director at KDKA 1971 - 1972 and
WWSW from 1972 - 1976. He worked in Cleveland as pd for a short time
at WJW. He later returned to KQV and worked in sales.
Mel had been working
in the Programming Dept. at WCBS-FM until August of 2004. Mel has started
a blog, Mel
After leaving KQV, Jim
spent many years in Buffalo. Since his return to Pittsburgh, Jim also worked
at 13Q, WTAE and B-94 and WRRK. In January of 2004, Jim moved his show
to WPGB-FM. Quinn's sydicated show on WPGB
ended on November 15, 2013 when he was unable to reach a contarct agreement
with the station. He is now heard on-line by subscription.
Joey was the overnight
host on WOR-AM in New York for many years. He lives in New York City.
spent a short time at WJAS after leaving KQV and also did the Channel 11
game show "Give It A Whirl". Steve spent some time at WINZ in Miami in
1970. Steve lived in Houston, Texas, where he spent eight years teaching
algebra, geometry, trig, and calculus, high-end physics and chemistry in
Houston schools. He said "It turns out I'm rather gud att it. (But
I doughn't spel all tht gud.) I'm best in physics because it uses
all that other stuff." Steve passed away on March 22, 2011.
Rod passed away on October
27, 2003 at the age of 66. Rod had suffered from colon and breast cancer.
Rod had been the is the announcer for CBS-TV's 'The Price Is Right' for
17 years. Rod also worked at legendary KOMA in Omaha and KLIF in Dallas.
Rod was the announcer on ABC-TV's Soap in the 80s.
John's career after Pittsburgh
includes some of the finest stations in America. John programmed WLS and
WCFL. He also consulted WABC, KTLK, KIMN, WHYI, KROY, KRBE, WGCL, KFI and
KQBC among others. John sold his radio stations in the Northwest in 1998.
He lives in Idaho. John is now writing a book called "Passing Thru." John
created the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. (1/2015)
Joel went on to have
a long career in TV news in Ohio including 16 years at WEWS-TV. He committed
suicide in Cleveland in August of 2002.
Mark remained with KQV
after the format change. He retired in the early 1990's and remained in
the Pittsburgh area in Allison Park. Mark passed away on February 26, 2010.
He was 84.
Dave passed away in Pittsburgh
in December of 1996.
Greg passed away in the
Don was KQV production
man in the mid 60's. He also was program director at WTAE radio. His career
took him to New York's WNBC as well.
Rick passed away June
22, 1998. Rick had been in San Francisco since leaving KQV in 1974.
He had been the mid-day host at KIOI. Rick was 53.
Ed owns 1190 WSDE in
Cobleskill, N.Y. He most recently was the the general manager of 1230 WCRO
in Johnstown, Pa. Ed sold his interest in WBXQ-FM in Cresson Pa and WBRX-FM
in Patton, Pa. in 2004.
Carolyn went on to ABC
News and was director of Polling and headed ABC News's election coverage
for a number of years. She is now retired and living in Florida.
Billy was one of the
last voices heard on KQV when the station switched from music to news.
Along with George Hart, Billy worked the final music shift. Billy
worked at WAKC in Akron. After WAKC was sold to PAX-TV in 1996, Billy resigned
his position and began his own entertainment media consulting firm, The
Billy Soule Company. He worked on many projects for local organizations
and businesses and was a special consultant to the City of Akron.
In 2003, he coordinated local voter campaign initiatives and was a campaign
coordinator during the reelection of Akron's incumbent mayor. In
February of 2004, Billy was named Assistant to the Mayor for Community
Relations. Billy and his wife Brenda reside in Akron, Ohio. They
are the parents of three grown children and are proud grandparents of seven.
He is retired and lives in Florida.
Gerry was KQV's Program
Director in 1962 and 1963. In December, 1965, he was the first Program
Director at WIXY 1260 in Cleveland. Gerry passed away in November 2002
at the age of 69.
Kris owns Kris Stevens
Enterprises and lives in Calabasas California. He provides voice work for
many radio stations around the country. He also is one of the voices for
the Fox Television Network.
Jon's radio career after
KQV includes WEAM, 10 years at WKBW, a return to Pittsburgh to WTAE and
WPNT in the 80's, as well as a return to Buffalo at WBEN, WBUF and WECK.
Jon is retired after working at WKBW-TV, In 2017 heretured to radio at
WECK-AM in Buffalo.
Lee left KQV for WAMP
in Pittsburgh in 1959. Lee spent time at CKEY in Toronto, WKBW Buffalo,
WDRC in Hartford, WNBH in New Bedford, Mass, in Baltimore, and WBNY in
Buffalo. He worked in public relations for the Niagara Project and then
worked for the city of Buffalo before retiring in 1994. He passed away
in Charleston, South Carolina on August 28, 2016.
Harry passed away of
September 27, 2019 in Bridegeville, Pa. He was 89.
Bill has spent much of
his career in Denver since leaving KQV. He currently is doing morning drive
on the Jones Satellite net's Classic Country. He is also chief broadcast
engineer for the AARP, Washington, DC.
Wendy is living and working
in State College Pa. After spending 15 years as the morning drive
host at WRSC, he retired in 1971 to the real estate business. He does free-
lance work and has been the announcer for the Pa. PBS show "The Pennsylvania
Game". While in Pittsburgh, Wendy was one of the original programmers of
Bob passed away in Pittsburgh
on April 25, 2015.
Fred spent his career
after KQV in Chicago. Fred was heard on WLS as well as WCFL, WMAQ, WFYR,
and WPNT among others. Fred is currently living Chicago. Fred most recently
was afternoon host at oldies WJMK in Chicago. He went to WLS-FM 94.7 in
Chicago and retired on April 3, 2013.
Bob was program director
at KQQL-FM, KOOL 108 in Minneapolis until the end of 2004. He is now living
in Austin Texas. Bob has started a blog, The
Bob Blog. He does free lance voice work. (2/2018)
Gerald Jeffrey Kristafer
Jr was the morning host at WRDC-FM in Hartford Connecticut for many years
before leaving in October 2013. He started hosting the morning show at
WJMJ, the FM Catholic radio station operated by the Archdiocese of Hartford.
'BZ' is now retired and
living in Evansville, Indiana. He stayed in Radio until 1973 and continued
to do voice work for a number of years.