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Date Posted: 23:16:28 12/26/11 Mon
Author: JM
Subject: Re: Robert W DIckey R.I.P.
In reply to: Jeff Roteman 's message, "Robert W DIckey R.I.P." on 22:16:24 12/24/11 Sat

He was part of a vanishing breed of radio men: A station owner who was on the premises every day, involved in every aspect of the operation. He believed in the all-news format (especially the '70s WINS version) and did everything he could to keep it running, even as the odds increased against being able to do that.

In most ways he was old school, but he wasn't against taking a chance with someone looking for that first big break. John and Paul Steigerwald, Scott Ferrall and Goose Goslin all got their starts in the market with Bob Dickey's KQV.

KQV used to be a bigger player in the market (remember talk shows hosted by Sam Nover, Stan Savran and Doug Hoerth?) but it's still around as a news station. The deck has always been stacked against KQV because of signal issues, FM dominance, KDKA's news presence, the shrinking Pittsburgh market and the expense of doing a news format, but it's still there. Bob Dickey believed in it and found a way to keep it going.

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