Former Pittsburgh Talker Doug Hoerth Dies At 66
January 26, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime PITTSBURGH talk radio host DOUG HOERTH, who died TUESDAY night in BELLEVUE, PA at 66, according to the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Police who responded to a friend's concern that HOERTH hadn't been seen earlier in the day found HOERTH dead at his home; a cause of death has not yet been determined.
HOERTH, who started his career at WFTL-A/FORT LAUDERDALE, worked at several stations in PITTSBURGH from 1980 through 2007, including WTAE-A, WPTT-A, KQV-A, KDKA-A, WWSW-A, and WTKN-A.
RENDA BROADCASTING VP/Operations ALAN SERENA told the TRIBUNE-REVIEW that HOERTH's "WPTT afternoon shows were entertaining and not what you typically expected to hear on a Talk station. From politics to pro wrestling to porn stars, DOUG was as well versed as he was diverse in his subject matter. His passion was music, especially the oldies he played SUNDAY nights on WJAS. He was a unique individual. Off air he was a quiet, reclusive person. News of his sudden passing was sad. I know a lot of Pittsburghers hope they get a chance to say their final farewells to a broadcasting legend."