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Local Radio Legend Doug Hoerth Dies

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(Courtesy: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

(Courtesy: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Longtime Pittsburgh talk host Doug Hoerth has died. 

Police tell NewsRadio 1020 KDKA that they were summoned to Hoerth’s Bellevue apartment Tuesday night at the request of the building manager who could not make contact with Hoerth.  When they entered the apartment, they found him dead inside.

Hoerth worked for KDKA-AM during two different stints in the 1980s and also appeared on a number of other radio stations in the market.  Hoerth was also a frequent guest on the PCNC cable network.

Hoerth, known affectionately as “Uncle Dougie” to his fans, was 66.

Listen to Mike Pintek talk with Tom Clendening, Doug’s old program director from WTAE-AM, about his experiences with Doug.


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