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Date Posted: 07:10:40 03/08/14 Sat
Author: Marky
Subject: Re: With Porky's Passing, who is Pittsburgh's greatest living radio/broadcasting figure?
In reply to: dusty disc 's message, "Re: With Porky's Passing, who is Pittsburgh's greatest living radio/broadcasting figure?" on 18:38:27 03/07/14 Fri

Some other names I think need to get on the ballot-

Mike Lange. Someone mentioned him above but he needs to be mentioned again.

Lanny Frattare. I cannot figure out why there is some animosity to Frattare other than the fact he is not Bob Prince (yeah, that's Frattare's fault) or that people may associate Frattare with all the losing seasons. But Philadelphia never bashed By Saam for calling all those losing games. Such were Frattare's talents that I'm told The Gunner even said, late in his life, that Lanny was the "Voice of the Pirates." If that's not passing the baton, I don't know what is. "GO CRITICS! GET OUT HERE!"

Jack Wheeler

Jimmy Krenn

Jimmy Roach

But I have to go back and if I was going to name one person- I would have to choose Cardille. Consider that Chiller Theatre preempted "Saturday Night Live" here in SNL's introductory- and perhaps greatest- era, but nobody complains.

Humor, style, longevity and engaging even when playing "Captain Bad" or showing movies where Armageddon is in the plot. He's worked with everyone from Pie Traynor to many at the current WPXI staff and certainly everyone now at Renda Broadcasting.

Bill Cardille is what the word "icon" is all about.

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