Pittsburgh Morning Staple John Garry Dead At 91


Pittsburgh radio icon John Garry has passed away at the age of 91. Garry was best known for hosting morning shows alongside Larry O’Brien for two decades on various Pittsburgh stations, including WTAE and its sister station WHTX.

The duo first teamed up in 1975 while working separate shifts at WTAE. The partnership quickly became a hit, introducing characters like Lt. Macho and Mr. Science. The pair later transitioned to WHTX in 1983 before circling back to WTAE in the 1990s.

Tributes have poured in on social media, remembering Garry for his contributions to radio and his impact on the community. Mark Roberts, a former WTAE disc jockey and program administrator, recalled, “John has been a good friend since I first met him upon his arrival at WTAE. Our kids grew up together, and we spent much time with John at his pool and at the beach. We’ll all miss him greatly.”

Jack Bogut, a morning host on KDKA-AM who was once a competitor of Garry and O’Brien, posted, “Sorry to hear about John Garry’s passing. He and Larry O’Brien were great, classy and cordial competitors. We share some laughter and a few pranks over the years. It was a different time then.”

Garry was residing in Georgia at the time of his death. Per his son, Scott Lindy, a celebration of life for Lindemulder is being scheduled for later this year. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the ASPCA in his name, John Garry Lindemulder.


  1. John Garry and Larry O’ Brien are radio legends. Morning radio today pales in comparison. R.I.P. to Mr Garry who was who I aspired to become in my early broadcasting days. You don’t replace people like this–you only hold them in your heart and soul forever.


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