Legendary Pittsburgh radio personality, John Garry, has died

He was 91
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Pittsburgh has lost one of its legendary radio voices.

John Garry of O’Brien and Garry fame has died. He was 91.

Along with Larry O’Brien, Garry began working together in the mid-70s on WTAE Radio, amassing a large audience.

After moving to a few different stations, the duo was back on WTAE in the 1990s.

The duo was second only behind KDKA Radio’s Jack Bogut in the ratings.

Bogut posted a tribute to Garry:

“Sorry to hear about John Garry's passing. He and Larry O'Brien were great, classy, and cordial competitors. We shared some laughter and a few pranks on each other over the years. It was a different time then. My condolences to John's family,” Bogut said in a Facebook post.

O’Brien and Garry were known for characters like Mr. Science and Jimmy, Tethers the Clown, Lt. Macho and more.

Garry reportedly died in his home in Georgia.

Per his son, Scott Lindy, a celebration of life for Garry is being scheduled for later this year.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the ASPCA in his name, John Garry Lindemulder.

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