In Which We Take to the Airwaves

January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am 1 comment

KDKA radio was a fixture in our house in my early childhood, and I spent many summer evenings listening to Pittsburgh Pirates games on the AM radio. My parents were big fans of Rege Cordic, an on-air personality on KDKA until the mid-1960s. At 50,000 watts and one of the first radio stations in the United States, KDKA was a big deal.

So when I got a call from a KDKA talk-show host the other day asking if I’d be interested in being a guest on his show, it got my attention. The host is a guy by the name of Rick Bergman and the hour-long show will air tomorrow (Saturday) night, Jan. 21, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. I said yes.

Rick tells me we’ll be talking about—and taking calls on—”the new issue of the magazine and other stuff.” The magazine, I can handle; the “other stuff” worries me just a little. I am not a spokesperson for the University in any way, shape, or form, so it’ll be interesting to see which questions I’m able to answer and how many times I’ll just need to say, “Uhhhhhhh, clearly you mistake me for someone much higher up on the food chain.”

Depending on where you live, you should be able to catch the show on the radio at 1020 AM (KDKA’s website says the station’s signal “at night reaches 38 states and several Canadian provinces”), or via live streaming at this link. Just click on the red button that says “Listen Live.”  And feel free to call in! Go easy on me, though, OK?

Tina Hay, editor

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ruth  |  January 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

    KDKA was the first commercial radio station in the United States.

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