John Nagy off the air after 40 years at WKBN-570

Many area radio listeners awoke to find something missing this morning — the deep and reassuring voice of John Nagy.

Instead of preparing the morning’s news on WKBN-570 as he had done for 40 years, Nagy was getting ready to babysit his grandchildren. The veteran newscaster was laid off Tuesday as part of a larger cost-cutting move by the station’s parent company, Clear Channel.

Nagy was hired at the station in 1969 and has been handling the morning news ever since, except for a six-month stint in the sales department in 1981.

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