Jim Morgan is the voice you’re likely to hear on WMBS from 6-10AM. Jim is a veteran broadcaster with over 50 years in the business, and about 40 of those at WMBS.
He brings to the public what he calls, first and foremost, a news and information show, and backs that up by arriving in the wee hours of the morning to dig for the news, gather the sports scores, and assemble them all into a neat package ready to put onto the air.
Should severe weather threaten, Jim’s ready with the Pittsburgh weather radar scan at his fingertips, tracking any threatening conditions.
Once the news is over, Jim turns with pride to America’s Best Music, a perfect blend of time-tested favorites that you’ll easily recognize. And, whether your taste drifts back to the Big Band era, the blue-chip artists of the 20th Century, or the promising up-and-coming stars of the 21st Century like Michael Buble and Renee Olstead, you’ll find them all here with a pleasing mix presented in an easy-to-listen-to fashion.
Jim knows Western Pennsylvania, because he is a native of this area. Born and raised in McKeesport, Jim has eaten at Isaly’s, flinches when someone says “Kennywood’s open,” gives a wistful grin at the mention of names such as Rosey Rowswell, Harvey Haddix, and “Knish,” doesn’t mind driving in the winter because he knows the snow fills all the potholes, and will fight to his last breath the right to refer to that cold carbonated beverage as “pop.”
Starting his working career dodging spiders and other critters while gathering pipe and fixtures from abandoned buildings for a South Side Pittsburgh scrap dealer, to carrying boxes and pushing hampers filled with clothes through the stockroom at the Joseph Horne store in Brentwood, Jim knew there must be something more satisfying, and he’s found it in radio.
Jim hopes you’ll join him mornings on WMBS, whether it be on your radio or on the internet.
Joe Salzone is new to southwestern Pennsylvania, but is no stranger to radio. He's been in the business since 2000.
Joe grew up on Long Island, where he worked for WNYG and WGBB and spent a year and a half with Sirius-XM Satellite Radio. Most recently, Joe was co-host of the Finger Lakes Morning News in Auburn, New York, and has also worked as an announcer for minor league baseball.
Nick began as an intern with WMBS December 2010 and was hired in 2011 as a producer and on air news and weather broadcaster.
He is a 2014 graduate of Uniontown Area High School and now attends Penn State Fayette, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Nick attended the Sports Announcing Camp at Waynesburg University in 2012. He is an avid Steeler and Pirates fan.
Brian was hired in September 2001 as WMBS' Sports Director and promoted to General Manager in October of 2003. He is responsible for all the day-to-day operations at the station.Brian also calls play-by-play for high school football and basketball games with broadcast partner Steve Superick.
Brian received a BA in Broadcast Journalism from The Ohio State University in June of 2001. While at OSU Brian served as the Station Manager and Sports Director at OSU's student radio station "The Underground" and also announced 3 years of Ohio State Football, Hockey and Baseball play-by-play on the student home of the Buckeyes. While in Columbus, Brian also interned for ESPN Game day host Kirk Herbstreit on WBNS Radio, Sports Radio 1460 the Fan.. Brian was also a Public Address Announcer at the University for OSU Soccer and Field Hockey.
A native Pittsburgher, Brian grew up in Forest Hills and graduated from Woodland Hills High School in 1997. It was at Woodland Hills where Brian got his start in the industry working for WHHS-TV.
Brian, in his spare time enjoys golf, tennis and snow skiing. He also enjoys the company of his wife Angela.
George Von Benko has been hosting "The Sportsline" that airs on WMBS Saturday mornings between 10am and 12noon since 2005. A native of Fayette County, George has built an impressive broadcasting resume over the last 40 years.George has done play-by-play for University of Cincinnati football and basketball; California University of Pennsylvania Football and Basketball; and, George is currently the voice of The University of Pittsburgh's Women's Basketball Team. George also served as an analyst for Duquesne University Mens Basketball.
Along with hosting "The Sportsline" on WMBS, George has hosted talk shows on WTAE, WASP and WAJR along with serving as the host of "Talkin Bucs" on the Fox Sports Network.
George also works for Major League Baseball as a national contributor for MLB.com and has authored three books: "Memory Lane Volume 1", "Memory Lane Volume 2" and his latest book, "Sports Talk".
George also made it to the "Big Screen" in 1979 as the PA Announcer in the Film "The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh".
Steve Superick is a WMBS Color Analyst for Uniontown Red Raider Football & Basketball and Penn State Fayette Roaring Lions Basketball Games.A Tri-State PGA member since 1990, Steve came to the local area as the Head Golf Professional at Uniontown Country Club in 1996. Steve has been a consistent member of the TSPGA year-end point leaders highlighted by wins at the 96, 97, 98 Greater Parkersburg Open, the 04 Uniontown Country Club Fall Classic, and a finalist at the 1999 Remax World Long Drive Championship in Mesquite, NV.
Before turning to a career in golf, Steve had been a four year All-East punter for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Although he earned all-state honors in NJ as a quarterback and place kicker (without actually ever punting in a high school game), he found himself punting in the starting lineup as a true freshman. To this day he still holds many of the punting records at WVU. After trying the NFL on and off for 2 seasons (brief stays with Pittsburgh Steelers & Houston Oilers), he turned his career path towards the golf business.
Steve has now transitioned careers again and works in the Marketing Department at Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin. A true lover of all stick-and-ball sports, Steve also enjoys donating his time coaching local youth baseball, basketball, & football.
After completing his summer internships at WMBS, Jerome joined the team in 2006. He has a degree from Penn State in Information Sciences & Technology.
During his tenure at Penn State, Jerome was a producer and on-air talent at WKPS. At WMBS, Jerome produces the affiliate broadcasts of the Pittsburgh sports teams, NFL and NCAA games. Jerome runs the controls for the Sunday morning broadcast of the Leland Bible Class from Christ United Methodist Church. An avid sports fan, in his free time, Jerome co-hosts a podcast called Two Sports Nuts.
David Dunaway, "The Voice of Reason", has been working with WMBS since February 2009. He hosts "The Sports Voice," heard every Thursday from 4-6PM.Dave formerly co-owned Sports Collectors Universe from 2008 to 2013, the area's top sports card and memorabilia store, located in the Uniontown Mall. Dave is proud to share his knowledge and love of sports with the fans of WMBS.
A native of Uniontown, Dave graduated from Laurel Highlands High School and furthered his studies as an Education Major at Penn State University. Dave currently teaches psychology and social studies at Baldwin High School. If he ever has free time, you can find Dave attempting to relax at a local golf course, Franko's Golf Center, or Sports Collectors Universe.
Mark is the host of WMBS' daily talk show "What's On Your Mind?" Catch Mark Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3PM, and Thursday 2-3PM.
Arnie is the long-time host of "Oldies Unlimited" on WMBS. Most weeks, you can catch the program Saturday afternoons from 12 Noon until 3PM. Arnie is also a popular DJ at car cruises and other events.
Sandy Tracy is a stalwart at WMBS, serving for (a lot of) years in sales and has been the Sales Director for some time. Call or click here to contact Sandy to give your business a lift.
Janel has been part of the WMBS team since 2011, working in our Sales Department. Call or click here to contact Janel for attractive ad package deals. Did we mention that she likes coffee?