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.
Timothy's radio career started more than four decades ago in Southwestern PA. As with most Air Personalities, Tim started out doing news and weekend jock work as a way to "Pay his dues".His first full-time job in radio was as an announcer on a brand-new radio station which promised to play contemporary music on the FM band which, until the early 70's, was essentially reserved for symphonic music.
For more than 40 years, now, Timothy has been heard on a number of radio stations in the tri-state area. He was the morning voice on WMBS from the late 70's until 2003 when he moved to his current Mid-Day spot, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of and love for the music of your life.
Timothy occasionally does freelance announcing and has been heard on business answering machines, industrial training films and some TV.
Mike joined WMBS' air staff in June of 2012 and has been enjoying the great atmosphere and people in Uniontown.
He graduated with a degree in journalism from Arizona State where he worked at the college radio station as its sports director. Mike grew up in Mars, PA and called high school sports online during his time there as part of the MSA Sports Network.
You can catch Mike on the air and out and about in the community!
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.
Jack is the host of Nightsounds, heard most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7PM. He is also the regular host of the PIC Connection program Friday mornings at 9:40AM.
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.
On Sunday nights you may hear "Sinatra Under The Stars" hosted by Brad Bishop. Brad is also one of our newest news anchors.
Brad is a Pennsylvanian through and through growing up in Bucks County, going to college at California University of PA, and now lives near Mount Pleasant. Brad has always been passionate about music and radio, and you can hear that in his program.
"Sinatra Under The Stars" features the hits as well as the deep tracks from Frank's 60+ year career. Weekly themes will be presented, as well as Sinatra on Vinyl and This Week in Sinatra History.
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.
John Lydic is the newest member on the WMBS team (started August 2014) and has enjoyed his time covering Uniontown and local news.John is a Sports Broadcasting and Sports Information student at Waynesburg University. He works in the college radio station and serves as a TV announcer for all the Waynesburg Sports. John serves as the Multimedia Manager for the Waynesburg campus newspaper. He is also a broadcaster for the Westmoreland Sports Network covering Penn Trafford athletics.
John grew up in Penn Hills where he played baseball for four years and was an Eagle Scout.
John can be heard reporting the news on the weekends.
David Dunaway, "Your Voice of Choice", has been working with WMBS since February 2009. He hosts "The Sports Voice," heard every Thursday from 4-6PM.
Dave applies his sports knowledge in the store he co-owns in the Uniontown Mall, Sports Collectors Universe. Dave is proud to share his love of sports with the fans of WMBS.
A native of Uniontown, Dave graduated from LH and furthered his studies as an Education Major at PSU. Dave is currently a social studies teacher at Baldwin Area Senior High School. Dave teaches Psychology and Civics to students in the grades of 9-12. If he ever has free time, Dave likes to golf, spend time with family, and eat at the Boston Beanery.
Mario J. Porreca is a former chef turned food personality, author, and the host of Just Cook It Radio. Mario studied culinary arts at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania and also completed a three year apprenticeship at The Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The Duquesne Club is a very prestigious property that has earned the distinction of Number One City Club In America multiple times, including the entire duration of Mario’s tenure at the club.
As a student, Mario won three gold medals and Best Of Show awards in three American Culinary Federation (ACF) Salons hosted by the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the ACF. He also represented the ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter in the Northeast Regional Student Culinarian of the Year competition in Toronto Canada in 2006.
After his apprenticeship, Mario continued cooking at The Duquesne Club full time and was promoted to Sous Chef in 2007. After working as a Sous Chef for nearly two years, Mario left The Duquesne Club to pursue other goals.
He has since co-authored two cookbooks ("Isagenix Is Food," and "The Good, The Bad, The Cookbook"). Mario has been a featured chef and guest speaker at numerous grocery stores, chamber of commerce organizations, cooking schools, kitchen stores, television shows, a week long Carnival Cruise, the Google Pittsburgh and Atlanta offices (simultaneously via Google technology), and other conferences for various groups.
Mario is also a featured chef at ChefHangout.com. ChefHangout.com is a group of chefs who teach online cooking classes to people in the comfort of their own kitchens via Google+ Hangout. Mario is featured as the house chef on Going LIVE with FCTV on Fayette County Television and does monthly cooking segments on WTAJ TV’s Central PA Live and WBRE TV’s PA Live.
Mario’s goal is to provide value to as many people as possible by making food fun and entertaining. He resides in Rostraver, PA.
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.
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.
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".
Sandy Tracy is a stalwart at WMBS, serving for (a lot of) years in sales and has been the Sales Director for some time. Contact Sandy to give your business a lift.
Janel has been part of the WMBS team since 2011, working in our Sales Department. Call Janel for attractive ad package deals. Did we mention that she likes coffee?