Pittsburgh's Porky Chedwick Dead At 96
March 3, 2014 at 3:49 AM (PT)
PORKY CHEDWICK -- the "daddio of the radio" and the "platter-pushin' papa" -- has passed away. He was 96.
"PITTSBURGH, and the world, lost a broadcasting legend today," said a written statement from Mayor BILL PEDUTO. "Starting in the late 1940s at the station that later became WAMO, PORKY give many R&B performers their first airplay and notice, and went on to become a visionary champion of rock and roll. I just saw PORKY last weekend, and whatever we called him -- Daddio of the Raddio, Bossman, Your Platter Pushin' Poppa -- I am honored to have called him a friend."