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.
Time Magazine announced its annual “Person of the Year” Wednesday, choosing Pope Francis.
American Idol Finalist Adam Lambert will be headlining the Pride in the Street Festival Saturday.
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.
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.
KDKA-AM’s Joe DeStio talks to Dr Frank Viggiano, the Gadget Guru, about the hot tech gifts for this holiday season.