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Outside Reporters

Elaine Effort

Elaine first started at KQV in 1973, but took a six year break starting in 1977 to get married and have a family. KQV President and General Manager Robert W. Dickey convinced Elaine to return to KQV in 1983 on a part-time basis and once her youngest child started kindergarten, she came back full-time. Elaine got her start in broadcasting at the University of Michigan student radio station. Her first paying job was at WUOM in Ann Arbor. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master of Arts in Journalism, both from the University of Michigan.


Walt Golden

Walt started at KQV in 1975. He’s a New Jersey native and attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a bachelor of science in radio and television. Walt first started in broadcasting at WHUC in Hudson, New York. He is an award winning reporter. He has been honored by the Associated Press and the Golden Quills for his work on the crash of Flight 93, the rescue of the Quecreek miners and the Sharpsburg apartment house fire.



Bob "Bart" Bartolomeo
Weekend Anchor, Morning Editor

Bob first came to KQV in the summer of 1974, answering the “request line” for the Top 40 format. After working in New York City and Washington D.C., Bob returned to KQV in 2006. Bob holds a degree in Journalism from Penn State. He is a native of Clairton and has, in the past, worked closely with Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, Larry King, Don Imus and Bruce Williams.


Earl Bugaile
Weekend Anchor, Reporter

Earl started at KQV in August 2006. He first got his start in broadcasting at WTRA in Latrobe. Earl attended the U.S. Army School of Journalism and Washington and Jefferson College. Earl lives in Washington with his wife, their three children and their three welsh corgis.


David Riley

David is a Jack of All Trades at KQV, filling in a number of positions as needed over the past decade.  A Swissvale native, he has also worked at AURN as producer of the Bev Smith program.





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