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Date Posted: 02:06:41 12/31/12 Mon
Author: Terry
Subject: In Memoriam 2012

Remembering those Pittsburgh radio and TV alumni who passed away in 2012:

--Allen Dennis (Dennis Glab), KQV DJ in the 1960s, March 14, age 68.

--John Garabo,, WDSY morning DJ in the 1980s, March 16, age 46.

--James "Jimmy Pol" Psihoulis, former owner of WZUM and creator of "The Steeler Polka," April 1, age 84.

--William D. "Chuck" Peterson, former KDKA and WWSW program director, former KQV production director and DJ ("Weird Beard"), April 5, age 79.

--Ralph Wiethorn, former WWSW announcer and director of the local Columbia School of Broadcasting, May 25, age 82.

--Ron Morris,, host and creator of American Entrepreneur radio, June 5, age 62.

--Ted J. Atkins, former VP/GM of WTAE and WXKX, July 19, age 72.

--Carroll H. "Beano" Cook, Pittsburgh-based ESPN commentator, Oct. 10, age 81.

--Brother James Francis Fitzgerald, former WWSW announcer from the 1950s and '60s, Dec. 15, age 86.

Also, we learned in 2012 that former KDKA personality Doug Hawkes passed away on July 3, 2011 at age 66.

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