KDKA Vet Bob Tracey Dies
January 29, 2007 at 7:47 AM (PT)
Former KDKA-A/PITTSBURGH personality BOB TRACEY died FRIDAY (1/26) of pneumonia at 83. TRACEY (real name BOB MICHEL) was with KDKA for 14 years in the '50s and '60s, originally as "JOHNNY RYDER" as overnight co-host, then as midday host until he departed in APRIL 1968 to operate other businesses, later working at WJAS-A/PITTSBURGH and METRO TRAFFIC.
He also acted in films, most recently in the 2002 release "THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES," and founded a motorcycle dealership, "BOB TRACEY'S WORLD OF CYCLES," now operated by son GREG.