KQV-A Pres./GM Bob Dickey Passes
December 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM (PT)
CALVARY INC. News KQV-A/PITTSBURGH PRES./GM ROBERT W. DICKEY SR. has died in his home after fighting a brief illness, the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE reports. He would have turned 85 on THURSDAY.
DICKEY is credited with bringing the concept of an all-News radio show to PITTSBURGH and then nurturing it for decades. He helped spur the station's growth it both on the air and off. "That's really part of the secret," KQV News Dir. FRANK GOTTLIEB said. "We've heard so much about the loss of the older newspeople, and that's what he was -- get it right, get it fast, get it on the air."
Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. 4900 Centre Ave. WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8pm. The funeral will be held FRIDAY, Mass of Christian Burial at ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in BOB DICKEY's honor may be offered to: THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, 1028 Benton Ave., PITTSBURGH, PA 15212