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Date Posted: 15:46:33 02/08/15 Sun
Author: Personal touch
Subject: Re: Uncle Dougie
In reply to: Sol 's message, "Uncle Dougie" on 16:59:53 01/28/15 Wed

Growing up listening to talk radio as a teenager, my buddy and I heard Uncle Dougie was signing autographs at a local mall. Prior to visiting him, we had been calling his show pretending to be much older than we were. When we arrived for his signature, it was such a thrill for us to actually see him in person. He was less than thrilled to see some "snotty nosed young punks" come to see him. Fast forward 20-some years later....I, and many others, were invited by WTAE and Uncle Dougie to come to the studio during his show for some Steeler Rah -Rah -type silliness. I shared the story with him and he laughed for a good while appreciating that this young punk put one over on him.

Whether people cared for him or not, it was one of the best experiences I have had growing up. Seeing him work his magic in the studio was priceless.

RIP Uncle Dougie! OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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