Historic Bricks On The Block
May 1, 2008 at 11:58 AM (PT)
ART VUOLO, JR. has got his hands on a pallet of historic bricks from the home of the world's first radio station, KDKA -- Building K at the WESTINGHOUSE EAST PITTSBURGH WORKS, where the first commercial radio broadcast took place on NOVEMBER 2nd, 1920.
VUOLO obtained the bricks following the demolition of the structure late last year and only wants it "specifically for people who have a passion for radio history ... I have a small 'slice' of a steel rod from the original KDKA tower, but a brick from the original building trumps that!" he said.
Each brick will be accompanied with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' signed by several legendary KDKA personalities and staff, including WENDY KING, co-host of "Party Line" with her late husband ED, from 1951 to 1971. Also signing: MEL CHECK, who started on the KDKA engineering staff in 1964 and retired in 1998; and FRED HONZBERGER, "THE HONZMAN," one of the "Heavy 100" talk show hosts who ruled the airwaves in PITTSBURGH for more than 30 years on KDKA.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these bricks will be donated to the new, soon-to-open MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS in CHICAGO. There's only a "limited quantity" available, so if you want to order, click www.radiosbestfriend.com or www.vuolovideo.com right away!There's only a "limited quantity" available, so if you want to order, click www.radiosbestfriend.com. or www.vuolovideo.com right away!