After 63 Years, Porky Chedwick Calls It A Career
October 28, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
810 INC. Variety WEDO-A/WHITE OAK, PA, midday icon PORKY CHEDWICK is retiring after a 63-year career. The PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE reports that the legendary 93-year old host is signing off from his recently launched Oldies show (it debuted on SEPT. 2nd) because after two months on the air, no sponsors have signed on to support it.
Although some listeners and longtime PORKY CHEDWICK fans offered to contribute money to keep the show going, VP/GM JOHN JAMES noted that the program needs business or corporate sponsors, since it's a commercial station, not donations from individuals.