Pittsburgh TV/Radio Personality Bill Cardille Dies At 87
July 22, 2016 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime PITTSBURGH radio and TV personality BILL CARDILLE, who died THURSDAY morning at his home in MCCANDLESS, PA of pneumonia at 87, according to the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
"CHILLY BILLY" was best known as the host of NBC affiliate WIIC-TV (now WPXI-TV)'s "CHILLER THEATER," which he hosted from 1963 through 1984, and for hosting the station's local pro wrestling shows. He was WIIC-TV's first voice upon its 1957 sign-on after working at WICU-TV/ERIE, PA and hosted several other shows on the station, and helped GEORGE ROMERO get the original "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" made (and appeared in both the original and the remake). On radio, CARDILLE hosted at WWSW-A, WIXZ-A, and, most recently, WJAS-A, retiring in 2014.