PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Before Larry and John and even before John Cigna and the K Team there was Jack Bogut, a friendly voice KDKA Listeners woke up to for 15 years. Bogut, a radio hall of famer and a staple in Pittsburgh radio since 1968 visited the KDKA Morning News for the first time in 32 years.
Bogut spent the morning with Larry reminiscing about his days at KDKA as well as talking about creating the Farkleberry cookie, the Kinotata song, and other classics.
He started out his visit with the classic line, “Hello, hello, your Bogut says hello.”
Bogut, who is from Montana and was working in Salt Lake City in 1968, says he wasn’t too excited when he was first offered the job at KDKA.
“If I make a move, I want to go somewhere nice because I had heard all of the stories about Pittsburgh being dark at noon, [being] a big steel city and so polluted you couldn’t breathe. The publicity for Pittsburgh was not good,” he said.
When Bogut went through the Fort Pitt Tunnels seeing Pittsburgh he says, “There were bricks in the tunnels then. It was like a drum roll and bursting out of the end of the tunnels, there [it was], Pittsburgh.”
“I was in love with Pittsburgh at that moment.”