Rick Dayton

Rick Dayton

Rick Dayton

CATEGORY: News
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. September 29, 2022
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    Father John Sawicki of Duquesne University joins Rick
    Father John Sawicki, political science professor at Duquesne University, joins Rick to talk about Russian plans to annex parts of Ukraine.
  2. September 29, 2022
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    Garden Guru Doug Oster joins Rick
    Garden Guru Doug Oster joins Rick to talk about the Pittsburgh Fall Garden Show, this weekend September 30th-October 2nd.
  3. September 29, 2022
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    Sonni Abatta, former KDKA-TV anchor and current Orlando resident, joins Rick
    Sonni Abatta, former KDKA-TV anchor and current Orlando resident, joins Rick to talk about Hurricane Ian and how hard it has hit her family in Orlando.
  4. September 29, 2022
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    Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services Deputy Director Abby Horn joins Rick
    Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services Deputy Director Abby Horn joins Rick to talk about the opening of the new Second Avenue Commons Homeless Shelter.
  5. September 29, 2022
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    Charla Irwin-Buncher, Development Director at the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, joins Rick
    Charla Irwin-Buncher, Development Director at the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, joins Rick to talk about the desperate need for volunteers right now and how you can help.
  6. September 22, 2022
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    Dr. Vonda Wright joins Rick to talk about health in Pittsburgh
    Dr. Vonda Wright joins Rick to talk about health in Pittsburgh and the new article she wrote in the Post Gazette titled: 'Pittsburgh is a powerful health care city. But is Pittsburgh a healthy city?' Dr. Wright…
  7. September 12, 2022
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    Regretting your college major David Cathey from Unity Search Group joins Rick
    Regretting your college major David Cathey from Unity Search Group, a top recruiting company in the nation, joins Rick to tell you that you are not alone.
  8. September 09, 2022
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    Pistons in the Park
    If you're looking for something to do this weekend take a listen to what's happening on the North Side. Brandon D'Alimonte Program Coordinator of The Pittsburgh Office of Special Events joined Rick to give more…
  9. September 09, 2022
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    Hero 100 for Folds of Honor Western PA Preview
    Director of Top Golf Bob Gillespie joined Rick to talk about next week 100 hole fundraiser at Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver. The fundraiser would benefit Folds of Honor Western PA.
  10. September 08, 2022
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    Chair of Duquesne History Department Dr. John Mitcham joins Rick
    Chair of Duquesne History Department Dr. John Mitcham joins Rick to talk about the incredible long life and death of Queen Elizabeth today at age 96.
  11. September 08, 2022
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    Pitt epidemiologist Dr. Evelyn Talbot joins Rick
    Pitt epidemiologist Dr. Evelyn Talbot joins Rick to talk about the survey she is sending out for people to complete. The information will help with research looking into if there are or are not health effects f…
  12. September 08, 2022
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    CEO of King Operating Corporation Jay Young joins Rick
    CEO of King Operating Corporation Jay Young joins Rick to talk about oil prices and the best way to get them to go down. As a 4th generation worker in the oil industry, Jay shares his knowledge of the industry,…
  13. September 08, 2022
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    Senior Vice President at the Airport, Bryan Dietz, joins Rick to talk about breaking ground on a new cargo facility
    Senior Vice President at the Airport, Bryan Dietz, joins Rick to talk about breaking ground on a new cargo facility. The state-of-the-art facility and will boost freight capacity and capabilities. The 77,000 sq…
  14. September 07, 2022
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    Executive Director of the Allegheny County Medical Society Sara Hussey joins Rick
    When you think of careers that have a high incidence of suicide, does physician come to mind? Executive Director of the Allegheny County Medical Society Sara Hussey joins Rick to talk about why it is the case a…
  15. September 07, 2022
    8 min
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    Duquense University President Ken Gormley joins Rick
    Duquense University President Ken Gormley joins Rick to talk about the $50 million gift the university law school is getting from Thomas R. Kline, a 1978 Duquesne Law graduate. Kline, a Hazelton native, is know…
  16. September 02, 2022
    9 min
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    Diversity in the Workplace
    Dr. Lauran Star author of "Evidence Based Inclusion" joined Rick to talk about diversity in the work place. She told Rick that diversity just to have diversity isn't helping anyone.
  17. September 02, 2022
    7 min
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    University of Pittsburgh Defensive Back M.J. Devonshire
    The Aliquippa Native M.J. Devonshire looks back at one of the biggest plays in the history of the Back Yard Brawl. We also learn the location of the ball in the play...
  18. August 30, 2022
    5 min
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    Sara and Glenn Pilarski - Bruster's owners in Allison Park - join Rick
    Sara and Glenn Pilarski - Bruster's owners in Allison Park - join Rick to talk about what it's like owning and ice creams shop in Pittsburgh, which just got voted the #3 best ice cream city in the United States…
  19. August 29, 2022
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    Dr. Dan O'Neill, former USA Ski and Snowboard Team Doctor, joins Rick
    Dr. O’Neill was a physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard Teams, The United States Ski Jumping Team, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, and wrote the book "Survival of the Fit". Dr. O'Neill and…
  20. August 27, 2022
    8 min
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    Candidate for Governor in Hawaii from Western PA
    Dr. Josh Green is the lieutenant governor in the state of Hawaii, but he may not be that for long. The western PA native is the Democrat nominee for governor. He talks to Rick about his journey from Pittsburgh…

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