Rick Dayton

Rick Dayton

Rick Dayton

Rick Dayton brings his journalistic expertise to KDKA Radio every weekday afternoon. A 30-year veteran of broadcast journalism, Dayton returned to Pittsburgh over a decade ago and continues to engage and inform the community with his unique style and energy. Rick is an insightful interviewer and a beloved Pittsburgh personality.
  1. February 25, 2021
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    What Should we do with the Marcellus Shale
    If Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio drilled the Marcellus Shale, they would be the 3rd biggest provider of natural gas in the world. The Director of Marketing at Shale Crescent USA, Greg Kozera, chats with…
  2. February 25, 2021
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    Mass Vaccination Clinics at PNC Park
    6,000 people were vaccinated at PNC Park this morning. The President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Travis Williams, talks to Rick about what parts of the process worked well, and where
  3. February 25, 2021
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    Larry Richert remembers former KDKA TV weatherman Bo…
    Former KDKA-TV weatherman and local broadcasting legend Bob Kudzma has passed away. Kudzma was the chief meteorologist at KDKA for 34 years.
  4. February 25, 2021
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    Think for Yourself
    Rick talks to Full Measure News Investigative Journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, about many of the big stories of 2020, including Coronavirus, CDC Guidelines and the coverage of the Presidential election. There's al…
  5. February 24, 2021
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    Did You Know Energy Rates were De-Regulated in PA?
    People are getting utility bills in Texas charging over 10,000 dollars as a result de-regulated energy grid they use. PA hasn't regulated energy suppliers since 2012. Rick talked to the acting consumer advocate…
  6. February 23, 2021
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    Discussing the Tiger Woods Accident
    Mike Reimer is the managing partner at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club. He calls in to talk to Rick about his thoughts on Tiger Woods car accident earlier today.
  7. February 23, 2021
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    The Best Covid Practices (Are Still Relevant)
    Despite the increasing number of vaccines, it is not the time to let our guard down concerning the Coronavirus. Norm Mitry, The President & CEO of the Heritage Valley Health System, talks to Rick about the prec…
  8. February 23, 2021
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    Focusing on the Jobs of Tomorrow
    Debbie Reynolds, the Director of Techworks at Commonwealth Charter Acadamy, tells Rick about trying to get children engaged in careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field.
  9. February 23, 2021
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    Pittsburgh Public Schools to Allow In-Person Learnin…
    Pittsburgh Public Schools announced last night that they will allow students to return to class. Chief of Staff for PPS, Erikka Jones, tells Rick exactly why they thought this was the appropriate time to transi…
  10. February 23, 2021
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    The Price of Baseball Cards Keeps Increasing
    In Rick's day, you could buy a pack of baseball cards for 15 cents. It's a little more expensive than that now, but one card could be worth over one million dollars! Rick talked to the Co-Owner of Sportcards, E…
  11. February 22, 2021
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    A Brief History of Pittsburgh's Jazz Scene
    Rick talks to Dr. Nelson Harrison about how his life has been impacted by playing jazz in Pittsburgh. This man has had a very interesting and varied career, so be sure to give it a listen.
  12. February 22, 2021
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    New Orleans Teachers Bumped to the Head of the Vacci…
    Starting today, in New Orleans, all teachers have been moved to the front of the vaccination line.Weekend Anchor at WWL-TV in New Orleans, and former Pittsburgh Resident, Devin Bartolotta, chats to Rick about t…
  13. February 22, 2021
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    AHN's Mass Vaccination Clinics Show Promise
    After a successful mass vaccination clinic 2 days ago, and more planned in the future, it seems like PA may finally be getting a grasp on the vaccination process. Rick chats with Allegheny Health Network's Chie…
  14. February 20, 2021
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    A Better Way to Vaccinate
    Rick is joined by the Global Supply Chain Chief at Honeywell, Torsten Pilz, to talk about how the technology at Honeywell is being utilized to improve the vaccination process. You need to hear how effective the…
  15. February 20, 2021
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    Rick Challenges EVERYBODY to the Polar Pop
    Now that Rick and Producer Ben have "Polar Popped" its now time for the rest of the Entercom family to join in on the fun. Listen as Larry Richert, Marty Griffin, and the rest of your favorite personalities get…
  16. February 20, 2021
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    Jay Daugherty- Folds of Honor Scholarship Recipient
    Folds of honor is a charity that raises money for the family members of fallen soldiers educational cost. Jay Daugherty tells Rick about his family's experience with the military, and how he has and will use th…
  17. February 20, 2021
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    Another Delayed Vaccine Shipment
    Spartan Pharmacy is one of the many places PA residents can go to get a vaccine, at least, when they have them. Adam Rice tells Rick about all the issues he has experienced the past couple of days.
  18. February 18, 2021
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    Small Businesses Still Need Help
    Studies show that over 9 million small businesses are still at risk of closing forever in 2021. Founder of Garza Law, Len Garza, tells Rick what measures we can take to try and keep the doors open for as many b…
  19. February 18, 2021
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    Gold or Stocks... Which is the Better Investment?
    Rick is joined by Steven Leeb, a financial author that believes this is the time for people to start investing in gold. Listen now to hear his logic.
  20. February 18, 2021
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    We Landed on Mars!
    As the Mars Rover just touched down, Rick spoke to John Thornton about what this means going forward. John is the CEO of the Pittsburgh based tech company, Astrobotics, and they are preparing to launch a rover…

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