Welcome to BurghCast!

There are countless interesting stories and fascinating people in the Pittsburgh area. Remember the columnists who told these stories on a daily basis in the pages of local newspapers? Similarly, BurghCast tells today's stories via the audio medium.

Sometimes, the most interesting people are our own next-door neighbors; people with unusual careers, fascinating hobbies or those who are doing remarkable things. There's also a lot of local pop culture and history to be explored.

BurghCast was created, and is produced and hosted by, John Fries, who has been a storyteller, journalist and media producer since his student days many years ago at Duquesne University when he produced and hosted a weekday afternoon drive show on WDUQ, the campus' former 25,000-watt NPR affiliate. He interviewed scores of people and produced numerous broadcast features.

In the years since, John has been a contributing writer for a diverse range of newspapers, magazines and websites; authored a few books; and written/produced hundreds of hours of film, video, television, and radio. BurghCast is the third podcast he's produced and the first he's hosted.

John is also founder and principal at Fries Communications, an innovative marketing, communications and media consultancy and studio. Visit his website at www.johnfries.com

  Episode 1: Trevor Ley

If you lived in Pittsburgh during the 1970s and were a rock music fan, it's very likely that you listened to Trevor Ley, who ruled the airwaves on WDVE Radio. A proud Pittsburgh native (Shaler Township), Trevor worked at FM97, 3WS and several other stations across the U.S. before retiring and moving back home to the Burgh.

On this episode, John Fries talks with his former co-worker and longtime friend about his journey through the radio industry.

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