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Joe DeStio

joe destio Joe DeStioJoe DeStio started in radio at the campus station at the University of Pittsburgh and never looked back.

After getting his Masters Degree at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, he worked in radio news at stations in Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. before returning to Pittsburgh radio in 1988. He also covered sports for 10 years for ESPN Radio.

Joe teaches broadcast journalism at Point Park University, is a member of the National Association of Realtors, and can be heard as the public address announcer at Pitt football and basketball games.

He met his wife, Sue, while at Pitt. They have two children who graduated from Penn State. Joe says kids have to make their own mistakes.

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Duquesne Professor Weighs In On Pope As Time’s “Person Of The Year”

Time Magazine announced its annual “Person of the Year” Wednesday, choosing Pope Francis.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/11/2013

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Idol Finalist Adam Lambert Gets Serious On The Afternoon News

American Idol Finalist Adam Lambert will be headlining the Pride in the Street Festival Saturday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/11/2013

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Wednesday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Feb. 13, 2013

With KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf out sick, Joe DeStio got a chance to sit in the air chair and drive you home on the Wednesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/13/2013

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Operation Walk Pittsburgh Helps 4 Local Patients

KDKA-AM’s Joe DeStio talks to Dr. Anthony DiGioia, M.D., for all the details on how local patients received free total hip or knee replacement.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/23/2012

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Expert Offers Gadget & Tech Gift Advice

KDKA-AM’s Joe DeStio talks to Dr Frank Viggiano, the Gadget Guru, about the hot tech gifts for this holiday season.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/23/2012