9 thoughts on “Johnny Williams, WTAE Pittsburgh | 1976


  1. Steve – I asked Pittsburgh radio great Clarke Ingram about my timeline on this. He seems to think it’s October 27, 1976.

    Tom Lacko


  2. I would guess this ‘check was made in mid-to-late October ’76, as Halloween was mentioned, and the Presidential campaign was still going on. Was that Charlie Vandyke doing the station IDs near the end?


  3. Also, WPEZ (94.5) was top 40 at the time and a competitor. Now 94.5 is 3WS, and it’s co-owned with 96.1, as well as WDVE (102.5).


  4. This is the Johnny Williams from KHJ. The GM at WTAE was Ted Atkins, who had been Johnny’s PD at KHJ from 1970-72. Johnny was at WTAE from 1975-1985.


  5. That is Van Dyke doing the sports intro. The “commercial free 96 Kicks” IDs are Humble Harve (also a KHJ alum who worked for Ted Atkins).


  6. Ahh Dream Weaver! I recall the unedited full version always being played. Great tune from a great year in music. Thanks!

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