Stoney Richards Returns To Y108 Pittsburgh To Lead New Morning Show
Entercom Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY-FM Pittsburgh has announced it will launch “Y’d Awake” with Stoney Richards, Kristen Buccigrossi and producer ‘Cowboy Curt’ Hughes on January 2.
Richards previously served as APD/MD and afternoon host at WDSY from 1998 through 2014 when he exited to focus more time on his acting career. He most recently had been serving as a fill-in host at Y108 and sister News/Talk 1020 KDKA. He has also worked in Detroit, Cleveland and Washington DC during his career. Buccigrossi has worked in the cluster since 2008 serving as a promotions assistant and fill-in host, while Hughes joined the station in January 2018 as producer for the previous “Broadway’s Backyard” morning show.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced Stoney Richards’ return to Y108 (WDSY-FM) in Pittsburgh as morning drive co-host beginning on January 2. In this role, Richards will co-host “Y’d Awake,” which will also feature co-host Kristen Buccigrossi and producer Cowboy Curt. “Y’d Awake” will air weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET.
“Stoney Richards means country in Western PA,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “He’s beloved by Pittsburgh country fans and the Nashville hitmakers alike. We are thrilled to bring Stoney back home to Y108 every weekday.”
“I’m proud to be part of Entercom, a company that puts artists first,” said Richards. “It’s good to be back with Michael Spacciapolli, Mark Anderson [Vice President of Programming, Entercom Pittsburgh] and this great cast of people in this house we all built at Y108.”
Richards has most recently held fill-in on-air roles for the station, as well as for sister station NewsRadio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM) in Pittsburgh. He previously held an on-air role for Y108’s afternoon drive and served as the station’s Assistant Program Director and Music Director from 1998 to 2014.