Rush actually spent part of his early career working at WTAE radio in Pittsburgh.
Nope. He was known as "Batchelor" Jeff Christie on "fun lovin' KQV, audio 14".
He also worked at Pittsburgh's WIXZ, 1360, but not WTAE.
To: Willie Green
Okay, I just checked -- my father-in-law ended up at TAE, so I thought that's where Rush worked for him. Below is where they worked together -- Mark Roberts is my dad-in-law; he started out as on-air talent and ended up program director when Rush worked there.
1360 WPTT MCKEESPORT PA talk
WIXZ was owned in the late 60's by Wain & Weiss who made the station a carbon copy of their successful top-40, 1260 WIXY in Cleveland. Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh) and voice-over artist Mark Roberts were a couple of the voices you could hear on the air. If you take a further step back, you will find that 1360 was once WMCK with a callsign that could truly identify its location. At that time it had the "TL" Sound and Terry Lee's Music for Young Lovers which carried over to WIXZ. In the mid-90's, Serena Communications and Renda Broadcasting became one, joining WIXZ with WSHH and WJAS. WIXZ was the first station to carry all-sports and was running Prime Sports Radio and then Sports Fan Radio. When Jack Bogut started at WJAS in 1997, Bruce Keidan's show was moved over to SportsRadio WIXZ. Not long after, WTAE-AM decided it was going to fully change formats. WIXZ soon became 1360 WPTT with a talk radio format. Bruce Keidan did a short-lived non-topical show in the mornings followed by Lynn Cullen from WTAE at Noon. Early on, Keidan returned to the Post-Gazette. Syndicated host Doug Stephan and local Jerry Bowyer currently take care of the mornings. Doug Hoerth joined the gang in early 1999 and holds forth from 3-6 in the afternoon. Mixed in on this week signal are Bill O'Reilly, Jim Bohannon, Mike Gallagher and George Noory's AM Coast-to-Coast. http://www.pbrtv.com/pbrtvam.html
posted on 10/02/2003 9:09:43 AM PDT
To: Willie Green
And Jim "Warroom" Quinn was also on KQV...as a disc jockey, back when AM radio played music (or at least KQV played bubblegum). Just thought I would throw that in...
Larry Richert on KDKA in the am drive slot is at his best doing school closings. I think that is why he got the job...they used to bring Rob Pratt into 'help' John Cigna (when he couldn't get thru all 7,000 of them). Larry can correctly pronounce the local school district names. Jim and Rose just don't the closings, and I don't want to sit infront of the TV watching the crawl...so that is when I put on KDKA am. (I live in snowy Westmoreland County)...
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