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Oldest Station Visits Oldest Listener

The 106-year old was there for the first broadcast in 1920

Representatives from Pittsburgh’s KDKA properties, including the AM station that is often called the first commercial station in the U.S., visited their oldest listener, 106-year old Lucy Treccase.

Ms. Treccase attests that she heard KDKA’s inaugural broadcast of the presidential election results on Nov. 2, 1920 between Warren Harding and James Cox.

Trecasse was interviewed by KDKA’s Larry Richert and KDKA(TV)’s Dennis Bowman. Segments of the interview were aired on radio and TV programs. Richert and Bowman also presented her with a plaque that read: “Lucy Treccase – In honor of decades of listenership; November 2, 1920 – Present.”

Dennis Bowman, Lucy Treccase and Larry Richert