Edition #1295
Week of May 12, 2024

Station: WPLJ New York
Date: June 2, 1977
Time: 40:01 (unscoped)
          11:59 (scoped)

Tony Pigg made his mark in both TV and radio, simultaneously.

The man born Richard Quinn jocked for more than three decades at three New York FM stations and  was also for 30-plus years the staff announcer at the New York-based TV show co-hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.

Born Richard Quinn, Pigg got his start at a station in Winslow, Arizona, and KROY-AM in his hometown
 of Sacramento, California. He called himself
Tony Bigg - after a favourite uncle and a reference to his 6-foot-4 frame - - but got the moniker Pigg when someone mispronounced his name.

Pigg later moved to New York where he spent 15 years at
WPLJ and also jocked at WNEW-FM and WKRK (K-Rock).

Pigg died May 1, 2024 at the age of 85.

Also heard on this aircheck is
Carol Miller, another long-time New York radio personality who more recently has been heard on SiriusXM.

Enjoy Tony Pigg and Carol Miller on WPLJ (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Tony Pigg and Carol Miller on WPLJ (SCOPED) here.

(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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