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Pittsburgh Symphony ticket winners

Thank you to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for giving WRCT two pairs of tickets to see Randy Newman with the PSO on July 30. Winner of the first pair of tickets, given away on “Radio 9” on Saturday, July 18, … Continue reading

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What do I say at the end of the show?

Somebody asked me about the litany of things I say at the end of the show. For the record, here’s what I say, and where I got it from: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s a whole lot more … 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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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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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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No show this week

Real life sometimes intrudes on our radio fun. Due to a death in the family, there will be no Radio 9 this week, Feb. 2. We’ll be back next Saturday, good Lord willing. In the meantime, remember that you can … Continue reading

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Billboards: Pittsburgh’s most cherished constitutional right

You may have seen those billboards around Pittsburgh bashing a couple of members of city council. We had more scoop on the Jan. 26 show, thanks to this: Paid Political Advertisement from Lamer Advertising Company Meanwhile, remember there’s still time … Continue reading

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Roy Molehill reports on counterfeit Heinz ketchup

If you haven’t heard, health inspectors in Dover, N.J., last week discovered thousands of bottles of counterfeit Heinz ketchup in a warehouse. Roy Molehill of WRCT Radio 9 got to the bottom of this story on Saturday by talking to … Continue reading

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Sept. 29, 2012: Don Raymond of “Big Daddy”

For those of you who missed our interview last Saturday with Don Raymond of “Big Daddy,” here’s the clip. The band is trying to raise money via Kickstarter to record its first new album in nearly two decades. They have one week … Continue reading

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