KDKA's Fred Honsberger Dead At 58
December 16, 2009 at 8:42 AM (PT)
CBS News/Talk KDKA-A/PITTSBURGH veteran personality FRED HONSBERGER passed away this morning at his home in MONROEVILLE. He was 58.
HONSBERGER had hosted afternoons on the station since JANUARY 5, 2009. His last show was on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th.
"The NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA family is deeply saddened to learn that FRED has passed away," said SVP/Market Mgr. MICHAEL YOUNG. "FRED truly loved the PITTSBURGH area, the KDKA listeners and his colleagues at the station. His immense passion and the enjoyment and pride he took in preparing and producing his shows will be greatly missed. FRED’s family has the station’s deepest sympathies during this difficult period."
"We couldn’t be more proud of the work FRED has done as a dedicated broadcaster over the past three decades," said CBS RADIO Pres. DAN MASON. "His love for, and dedication to his listeners in PITTSBURGH cannot be duplicated. Our sincere condolences go out to FRED's family."
HONSBERGER joined KDKA in 1979 after working as a news anchor at sister station KYW in his hometown of PHILADELPHIA. He began at KDKA as a news anchor and reporter working the night shift, and as JOHN CIGNA and ROY FOX’s newsman.