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Pork the Tork joins Terry Lee for 'Oldies' spin on Internet

| Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Disc jockey Terry Lee again has enhanced and advanced his Internet presence, adding a pioneer in the world of Oldies broadcasting, Porky Chedwick, the "Daddio of the Raddio," to the mix.

The Internet site pittsburgholdiesradio.com includes an Internet streaming service.

Chedwick's shows are offered every day at 4 p.m. and he's live on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

"Porky is the man who started it all more than 60 years ago," Lee said. "Without him, there would be no Oldies music, no Oldies dances."

"Through his talents and keen ear for music, he discovered many great and memorable rhythm and blues artists and records in 1950s and played them for a captive audience that was starving for music they could call their own," Lee said. "Grateful teens tuned in to WAMO to hear Porky's dusty discs as he opened our eyes and ears to a whole new world of music. And thousands attended the record hops where he appeared throughout western Pennsylvania.

"Those young people have all grown up but still remain Porky's 'children.' There are thousands who want to hear his music and his voice and we're more than pleased to meet their needs."

The addition of Chedwick to the Streaming lineup brings together two of the most successful broadcasting personalities in Pittsburgh history.

About the music

Lee, a native of New Eagle, began playing his own unique style of music more than 50 years ago, gathering everything from '50s and '60s rock to the top local bands and on to soulful ballads that would later become Music for Young Lovers.

His female audience swooned over the romantic ballads and Lee's captivating voice and his male listeners awaited the next big hit so they could add it to their own record collections.

"Pittsburgh and the surrounding Valley towns are unique among our country's cities, and its people demanded a sound they could call their own," Lee said. "The Pittsburgh Sound was created with a blending of our (Lee and Chedwick) music, and because of the true loyalty and dedication of our wonderful fans. It evolved into a phenomenon that remains strong today.

"Now, with the wonders of modern technology, we are able to broadcast Pittsburgh's greatest Oldies all over the world on this Internet stream with the originators, myself and Porky -- together for the first time, teaming up to bring our listeners the magic memories of a long time ago."

Chedwick's show can be accessed at the Web site and by clicking on the MCN Channel '50s link. Request lines for Chedwick and Lee also are available.

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