RIP: Daddio of the Raddio

A legendary disc jockey and a pioneer in the history of radio (not to mention race relations), he was responsible for promoting the music of black artists (particularly R&B) through AM radio airplay when no one else would.

An institution in Pittsburgh and a national treasure, Porky Chedwick, the “Daddio of the Raddio” died yesterday at age 96.

As a white kid who grew up in the 50s and 60s in a racially segregated Pittsburgh suburb that was more than a little racist, I can remember what a shocker – and bubble burster – it was when I first learned that Porky was white!

Porky Chedwick
People like Porky are still an essential link today. RIP.
Sad to hear it. First Mad Mike and now Porky. 2 talents who really made radio something special back in the day-back in the 'Burgh.
Thanks! for sharing. Porky R.I.P.
We lost Larry Lujack,also. End of an era, damn we're
getting old.
Larry Lujack died recently,also. End of an era and making me feel old. Not trying to jack your thread. Steve