Friday, January 8, 2021

R.I.P.: Tony Mowod, Longtime Pittsburgh Area Personality

Tony Mowod
Tony Mowod, who championed jazz for decades while hosting shows on numerous Pittsburgh radio stations, has died. His death at age 85 was announced on WZUM-AM and FM.

"He was a friend, leader, colleague and one of the best jazz radio broadcasters, ever," a post on WZUM's website stated. "The rich tradition of jazz he shepherded for Pittsburgh will continue for years and years to come."

According to the website of Public Radio Tulsa, with which Mr. Mowod also was affiliated, he began his broadcasting career at the former WDUQ-FM, the station at Duquesne University where he was a student. He also worked locally for WAZZ, WTAE, WKPA, WYDD and WAMO.

Mowod also was an American Federation of Jazz Societies board member.   WZUM that Mr. Mowod had recorded programs in advance for the station that will be aired in the near future.

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