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1250 Pittsburgh WTAE

Date 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.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

3 thoughts on “Mike McGann, 1250 WTAE Pittsburgh | December, 1973”
  1. pghjoseph – My name's Joseph Pratt from Pittsburgh. The name of my blog is "Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things." In this blog, I will talk about the things that interest me the most ... and I will also talk about some exciting events that are going on in my life. I will try to blog once a day either three or four times a week. I hope you will like my blog as much as I do!
    Joseph P. says:

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

  2. 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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