Mike McGann, 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh | December, 1973

1250 Pittsburgh WTAE

pittsburghDate of Recording: 12.1973 (Exact Date Unknown)
Station: 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Featured Air Talent: Mike McGann
Contributor: Mike McGann
Airchexx Entry: 1,451

“Nostalgia Radio. Playin’ it like it was with Roy Orbison!”


Fake or real Drake formatics and jingles abound in this short scope provided by and of Contributor Mike McGann. The station’s imaging voice is none other than Charlie Van Dyke. It’s pretty straight forward and a tight presentation overall. Listen about halfway in to a promo for Byron McGregor’s “The Americans”. Don’t forget that this was a commentary from the legendary Canadian broadcaster which was turned into a single and played on a number of radio stations across North America in 1973.

Very typical of many AM stations during this period of time.

1250 WTAE Pittsburgh


  1. Richard Wagoner

    Another fun example of real AM music radio. I still think it could work today.

  2. Joseph P.

    Several years later, Charlie Van Dyke would also do the sweepers for 3WS in Pittsburgh.

  3. calradiopd

    Technically fake Drake, but it came by it honestly. The PD (later to be GM) was Ted Atkins, who programmed CKLW, KFRC and KHJ for Bill Drake between 1968 and 1972.

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