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Date Posted: 23:56:00 07/10/17 Mon
Author: Phone Party Pooper
Subject: Re: Pittsburgh's top morning show hosts/teams
In reply to: O'Really 's message, "Re: Pittsburgh's top morning show hosts/teams" on 13:27:08 03/23/17 Thu

Davey Tyson did a morning show over WHJB in Greensburg from the 60's until he died. He came on right after "Cowboy Phil." But this Davey was not as cheery as he'd been when he worked in Pittsburgh. He was an aging, fading local celebrity. By the time he got to the boondocks, his "Phone Party" listeners were mostly elderly, many of the of the WWI (not II) generation. They read prayers, offered Play-Doh recipes to have something for when the grandkids visited, complained about hippies, blacks and communists. They weren't the feisty, smart and savvy Greatest Generation types, but (mostly) nasty people, right up Davey's alley.

My boss had him on at the place I work in the 70's. A couple times I had to hit the bathroom so as not to be heard laughing. Once, a young kid called and told Davey "Mr. Tyson, your 'Phone Party' sucks." This was LONG before that word became acceptable. The shocked oldsters spent the rest of the morning being upset. Another time an older woman called in tears because she was so moved by a record titled "Dammit Isn't God's Last Name." This was no put on.

No one mourned much when Davey passed.

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