Pat Barry

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A portion of Hatch Street in Mount Adams will soon have a secondary name: Pat Barry Way. Cincinnati Council passed a motion Wednesday to honor Barry, a long-time radio and TV personality who died of COVID-19 last month.

John Kiesewetter

Saying that Pat Barry's death Feb. 20 won't stop him from helping "the city he loved and its people," his closest friends have established the Pat Barry Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Update 9 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 23:  Jerry Springer called from his Sarasota home to talk about his old pal Pat Barry, and told me how and why Pat left radio to become WLWT-TV's main weatherman in 1984. It was Springer's idea.

John Kiesewetter

Pat Barry, who parlayed his Q102 popularity into a Greater Cincinnati radio and TV career spanning five decades, died of COVID-19 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20. He was 69.

John Kiesewetter

UPDATE 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20: Services for Jim Fox, the former WKRQ-FM and WUBE-FM DJ who died Monday at 71, will be streamed on Facebook from the First Baptist Church in Slidell, Texas, at 3 p.m. today Cincinnati time.  

He was born Allen Duaine Pruett in Texas on Dec. 1, 1948, and graduated from Slidell High School in 1967. Here is a link to his obituary.

"In lieu of flowers, at Duaine's request, please make memorial contributions to the Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department," the obit says.  

The address is Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 153, Slidell Texas 76267.

ORIGINAL POST MONDAY, MAY 18: Jim Fox, the popular "Q102 Morning Zoo" DJ who later hosted country music on WUBE-FM (B105), died this morning of pancreatic cancer in Texas.

In the 1980s, Fox and Chris O'Brien hosted the hugely successful WKRQ-FM (101.9) morning show in a heated radio war for listeners with the WEBN-FM Dawn Patrol.

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Tricia Macke's model TV career – she has the longest continuous tenure of Cincinnati's four late news anchorwomen – came only after Macke giving up her modeling career.

Macke is the only remaining original member of WXIX-TV's news team which celebrates its 25th anniversary today. The city's fourth late newscast premiered on Oct. 18, 1993.

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What a country: Pat Barry, who quit oldies WDJO-AM last week, returns to the airwaves Monday May 14 at classic country WNKN-FM (105.9) and WNKR-FM (106.7).

John Kiesewetter

Pat Barry has left oldies WDJO-AM (1480) after four years, while Cincinnati radio veteran Marty "With the Party" Thompson will return to the local airwaves next week on the station.

Why all the changes?

John Kiesewetter

Confessions from the "Remembering Radio's Rock Rivalries" panel discussion at the downtown public library Sunday:

--WEBN-FM's Jay Gilbert was the person who plastered WEBN stickers all over the WKRQ-FM van parked in Hyde Park.

--Former WLW/WEBN executive Randy Michaels didn't really think a station would change formats from rock to country when he started spreading speculation that Q102 would change from rock to country.

John Kiesewetter

Even more fun! Bob "The Producer" Berry says he's attending the "Remembering Radio’s Rock Rivalries" program Sunday along with Eddie Fingers, Jay Gilbert, Mike McConnell, Pat Barry and Kevin "Doc" Wolfe. Berry worked for WKRQ-FM/WKRC-AM before joining Fingers on the WEBN-FM "Dawn Patrol."

The program is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the main public library downtown.

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Without warning, oldies WDJO-AM  (1480)  dropped Don Imus' nationally syndicated "Imus In The Morning" show this week for a local music show.

WXIX-TV

Fox 19's Tricia Macke, retired radio personality Jim Scott, and new Reds  General Manager Dick Williams will be part of Fox Sports Ohio's Opening Day telecast Monday.

For the first time, FSO will simulcast the parade on a local over-the-air TV station (WXIX-TV), in addition to sharing the game with a local TV broadcaster.

The Reds-Phillies game again will air at 4 p.m. on WKRC-TV (Channel 12), plus sister Sinclair station WRGT-TV (Channel 45) in Dayton.