Radio/TV Notes: KDKA-AM trying out hosts on Saturday shifts

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New voices are being heard on KDKA-AM as the station continues its rotation of different hosts on weekends.

"I'm trying out some new talents," said program director Jim Graci. "It's nothing unusual."

KDKA is using the 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. shifts on Saturdays as a proving ground. Mr. Graci, who said he is "trying to build a bench," has had three new people on air in the past week and a half and expects to add "three or four" more shortly.

One of those is Alex Tyler, a Duquesne University grad working as a producer for CBS Local.

Although not a new voice, it's been a new shift for Mike Romigh, who has taken his turn in the batting order. Johnna Pro, who had been working on Saturdays, has been off the air.

"She's still employed, but she's part of the rotation," Mr. Graci said.

Stoney Richards of country station Y108 is expected to conduct his talk show every other week in one of the shifts, he said.

Batter up in Korean

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Major League Baseball might soon have its first trilingual broadcast team when Time Warner Cable takes over the Los Angeles Dodgers television broadcasts in 2014. No doubt inspired by the presence on the Dodgers team this spring of South Korean Olympics star pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, plus Southern California's growing Asian population, Korean might join English and Spanish as language choices on TV.

There is also speculation that radio broadcasts in Korean are possible this season.


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