Former KDKA-AM Writer, Bob McCully Dies At 88

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A well-known figure in Pittsburgh entertainment, radio and advertising died Sunday morning.

Bob McCully was best-known as one of the writers for radio personality Rege Cordic whose “Cordic & Company” morning drive broadcast was a hit on KDKA radio in the late 1950s and 1960s.

McCully died Sunday morning at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, at age 88.

McCully also wrote and appeared in dinner theatre productions in the Pittsburgh area with personalities like Joe Negri and Esther Lapiduss. He performed at places like Beck’s Charter Oaks, in the South Hills.

McCully, a native of Mount Lebanon, was a veteran of the Navy. He was also the long-time director of marketing, at Ketchum.

He is survived by two stepsons and a niece.


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  • Ol Frozenslosh

    Sad to say KDKA doesn’t have one employee left who will be remembered for anything!

  • Martha Brady

    My heart is broken. Bob McCully was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was a mentor and forever friend I will hold dear until my last breath and beyond. My deepest condolences to his family. Judith O’Dea

  • Prem

    As I just wrote to Martha, I’ve learned many things about Bob over the years that have made him a sort of celebrity in my eyes; however, not a single boast or even story about himself ever passed through his lips.  He always had kind words about others though.  He will always represent, for me, the epitome of humility and goodness. 

  • Claudia Martin

    So saddened to hear of Bob McCully’s death. I met him when working at Ketchum and struck up an immediate friendship, I agree with the previous comment, he was one of the finest men I have ever known and probably will ever know…and he was a good friend to animals as well. My heard felt sympathy to his family and friends. We lost one of the good guys.

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