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Date Posted: 08:02:38 03/03/14 Mon
Author: O'Really
Subject: Re: With Porky's Passing, who is Pittsburgh's greatest living radio/broadcasting figure?
In reply to: Marky 's message, "With Porky's Passing, who is Pittsburgh's greatest living radio/broadcasting figure?" on 14:59:28 03/02/14 Sun

Trying to think in terms of who has been around the longest with some impact on media and high recognition somewhat limits the field.
I would think that Sally Wiggins would be a Pgh Icon. She seems to be everywhere since leaving her full time gig at WTAE. She is no doubt best known to the most people and very much liked as indicated by her being invited to almost every event held in town.
Stan Savaran might be a candidate as well. Known from tv work and radio, most Pittsburghers would be aware of him since sports is a big interest here and he appears to be very likeable with few critics.
Two other potential ICONs would be Bob Pompeanni and Larry Riechart. In addition to their presence on radio and tv, they are widely sought out to emcee a wide variety of events. They have longevity and ties to the local market that endears them to native yinzers.
The last name I will throw out would be Bill Hillgrove. He,too, is the voice of many events. He does the Pitt and Steelers broadcasts, has extensive tv work and has been around a long, long time. Another native Pittsburgher who is tied to the Steelers and Myron Cope, both hit on the list for getting the love of Pittsburgh sports fans.

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