‘Regis & Kathy Lee’ Voice and NYC Radio Host Tony Pigg Passes


Tony Pigg, a beloved figure in New York City’s broadcasting community, has passed away at the age of 85. Pigg, whose real name was Richard Quinn, was renowned for his work as the announcer on Live with Regis & Kathy Lee and his 15-year tenure at WPLJ.

SiriusXM host and former colleague Pat St. John said, “Tony’s was a voice that was well-known to New Yorkers. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Tony is how we laughed so hard our sides split. He was so funny. It was a very special connection. As a jock, he was genuine and unaffected, nothing insincere or artificial about him, the same way he was when off the air. I loved him so much.”

NYC radio talent Jim Kerr added, “The warmth and wit of Tony Pigg entertained an entire generation of New York radio listeners. His talent was a major reason why in the 1970’s, WPLJ became the most listened to FM station in America and is so fondly remembered today. Tony loved his audience. At the end of each show he delivered his signature line ‘Nothing but thanks’ and he meant it.”

WAXQ personality Maria Milito commented, “I was shocked and saddened to hear that one of the NYC Radio greats, Tony Pigg, had passed away. Tony was funny, charming, sarcastic but most of all a very good friend. He ended his show with ‘nothing but thanks’ but today, for all of us, Nothing but Thanks to you, Tony Pigg for being in our lives. Rest easy, my friend.”



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