Rick Dayton joins KDKA Radio as afternoon host

KDKA Radio Afternoon News hosted by Rick Dayton debuts Monday, December 7
Rick Dayton
Rick Dayton

Entercom welcomes news veteran Rick Dayton as afternoon drive host for 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA, the authoritative news and talk voice of Pittsburgh. “KDKA Radio Afternoon News hosted by Rick Dayton” will be heard weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., effective December 7.

“Rick is ingrained in the local community and has a tremendous news reputation in the market,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “He is a beloved personality who will engage the listeners daily with content and information and I’m excited to welcome him to our weekday lineup.”

“After spending more than a decade back home in western Pennsylvania, I am honored to join KDKA Radio and build on its iconic legacy,” said Dayton. “To talk with KDKA’s loyal listeners each day and to discuss important issues is something I do not take lightly. I cannot wait to get those conversations started on Monday afternoon.”

Dayton is a broadcast news veteran with over 30 years of experience. Previous roles include sports director for the North Carolina News Network; reporter and anchor at WOWK in Charleston/Huntington, WV and anchor for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. He most recently served as a fill-in host for KDKA Radio Afternoon News and also hosted the station’s “Pre-Debate Tailgate” on the evenings of the presidential and vice-presidential debates.

Listeners can tune in to 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.