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So. Farewell, then, WVYS-FM

With the final episode of “Parks & Recreation” about to air, I would like to salute our colleagues at WVYS-FM in Pawnee, Ind., and especially Derry Murbles, who has done such a good job filling in for David Parker as … Continue reading

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Happy Harry’s Do-it-Yourself Corner: Valentine’s Day edition

Happy Harry Harrison has a big sale at his hardware store for Valentine’s Day, and he’s got a lot of activities planned for couples who want to work on projects together. Originally aired Feb. 14, 2015. (I learned after this … Continue reading

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1974 New Year’s Eve show Dec. 31

Despite popular demand, Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3) will again ring out the old year by turning back the clock 40 years. In a radio tradition that’s now more than a decade old, and which is tolerated by tens of dozens of … Continue reading

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The WYEP rant

I have never gotten more response to anything I’ve ever done on the radio than this impromptu rant, which was broadcast June 28, 2014 … A reminder once again that opinions expressed on the Radio 9 show are not those … Continue reading

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Wake up in 1974 on New Year’s Day

Wake up this New Year’s Day and tie a yellow ribbon around your old oak tree, cue your funky bass line and wear your widest collar. WRCT-FM (88.3) will once again celebrate the new year by returning to the golden … Continue reading

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JFK special planned Nov. 23

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3) will broadcast: “November 22, 1963: Portrait in Sound” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Produced and narrated by WRCT host Jay … Continue reading

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Radio 9 Presents “Tom Corbett: Space Cadet”!

You’re probably asking yourself, “Uncle Jay, how can I get one of these images printed onto a flimsy poster or cheap imported T-shirt?” Wonder no longer. Just visit our CafePress store.

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Radio 9 sticky fingers!

Hey there, keen teens and groovy guys and gals! It’s the Jay Thurber sticky fingers decal! Put it on your locker, moped or padded cell and then stay tuned to win absolutely nothing! Available at our CafePress store.

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Live from Kennywood!

Join Jay Thurber and P’Nickers and Arsenal of the “Re-Rewind” on Saturday, July 13 as we broadcast live from Kennywood in West Mifflin! It’s the annual Carnegie Mellon University employee picnic, and as CMU’s radio station, we’ll be playing the … Continue reading

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Jay Thurber’s NPR audition tape

In case you missed it, NPR is seeking a new “voice” for their network. I submitted this audition tape. Jay Thurber’s NPR audition

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