What happened to John Shumway?

John Shumway joined KDKA-TV in October 1988 as a General Assignment Reporter. During his years at KDKA-TV, he has anchored the morning and weekend news and is currently a featured General Assignment Reporter on the station’s 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm newscasts.

Who is leaving KDKA radio?

Lynne Hayes-Freeland
After three years with the station, Lynne Hayes-Freeland will be leaving her noon to 3 p.m. show for KDKA in November. “We have been grateful and fortunate to have her be such a large part of KDKA over the past three years,” said KDKA Friday.

Is Larry Richert married?

KDKA Radio news host Larry Richert and his wife, Cindi, were honored for their continued involvement in local charities during the 11th annual Butterfly Ball.

What is historically significant about KDKA?

On November 2, 1920, station KDKA made the nation’s first commercial broadcast (a term coined by Conrad himself). They chose that date because it was election day, and the power of radio was proven when people could hear the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race before they read about it in the newspaper.

Where is Larry Richert?

He currently hosts the morning news on the sister radio station KDKA-AM, a position he accepted late in 2001.

Who is Paul Martino?

General Partner, Bullpen Capital Paul is the founder of four companies including Ahpah Software (a computer security firm acquired by InterTrust); Tribe (one of the world’s first social networks), and Aggregate Knowledge (a big data advertising attribution company acquired in 2014 by Neustar).

Is Lynne Hayes Freeland still on KDKA?

For longtime KDKA-TV and KDKA Radio journalist Lynne Hayes-Freeland, storytelling is the most satisfying part of her job. “Nothing beats telling a good story,” she told the Post-Gazette.

Where is Wendy Bell now?

WJAS Pittsburgh
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:57 p.m. Former WTAE news anchor Wendy is heard on WJAS Pittsburgh daily. Wendy Bell, a conservative talk show host, has been promoted to full-time status at WJAS Pittsburgh, according to the station’s website. Bell joined the station part time in January.

Which is the oldest radio service in the world?

KDKA
… world’s first commercial radio station, KDKA, began broadcasting in Pittsburgh in 1920.

Who invented the radio in 1920?

The Birth of public radio broadcasting is credited to Lee de Forest. It was described as the “sound factory.” The idea of radio as entertainment took off in 1920, with the opening of the first radio stations established specifically for broadcast to the public such as KDKA in Pittsburgh and WWJ in Detroit.

Who is on KDKA radio with Larry Richert?

Kevin Battle
News Radio KDKA Start your day with The KDKA Radio Morning Show with Larry Richert and Kevin Battle, plus Paul Rasmussen anchoring news and Kathy Berggren’s traffic reports on KDKA Radio.

How do I email KDKA radio?

News: 412-575-2245 [email protected] Feedback: [email protected] Pittsburgh’s CW: [email protected] Pittsburgh Today Live: [email protected]

How did the KDKA radio station become famous?

KDKA originated as part of a project that would make private radiotelegraph links between Westinghouse’s East Pittsburgh building and all of its other locations. It was thought it would avoid phone and telegraph costs. Of course, KDKA ended up becoming famous for being a broadcasting station. Radio studio circa December 1922.

Who are the hosts of the KDKA morning show?

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Pittsburgh native Kevin Battle has joined Larry Richert as the new co-host of the KDKA Radio Morning Show. He was previously a news anchor and journalist at “Fox News Headlines 24/7.”

Who are some famous people that worked at KDKA?

Vic Miles – weekend anchor/reporter (1966–1971), later worked at WCBS-TV (NYC); died October 12, 2011. Dennis Miller – contributor and guest host of Evening Magazine, got his first on air experience with KDKA. Paul Moyer – anchor/reporter (1971); later worked in Los Angeles at KNBC.

Where are the radio studios of KDKA in Pittsburgh?

KDKA Radio’s former studios in Pittsburgh’s Gateway Center. The radio station’s studios were located at One Gateway Center in Pittsburgh from 1956 until 2010. That building still houses the studios of KDKA-TV. The radio station studios were moved to CBS’s combined radio facility on Holiday Drive in Green Tree.