Since October of 1986, WPGH has been Pittsburgh’s Fox affiliate. At first, FOX only had a late night talk show with Joan Rivers … and, then, it would start airing FOX’s programs for several hours at night, starting in April of 1987. Over the years, it would start airing programs in various dayparts … and, in primetime, they would start airing shows in primetime every night by 1993.
Now, WPGH is a fantastic station to watch … and, from the late ’80s until around the late ’90s or so, one man did the voiceovers for the promos that aired on FOX 53 every day. He always did a fantastic job in doing voiceovers for the station. His name is Bob Karson. These days, he does a short program called “The Discovery Files,” which is from the National Science Foundation. Those programs last for about one to two minutes or so. Mr. Karson is a terrific voice-over artist, no matter what he does. For example, if you were to watch WPGH in the early ’90s, you would likely hear him say, “You can watch a movie, Sunday afternoons at 2 on FOX 53.”
To say the least, the best years of FOX 53 were the years that featured Bob Karson’s voiceovers in the station’s promos. If you were watching the station back then, you may have also heard him doing the movie intros, bumpers and outros that WPGH had at that time.