Mel Check of Hillville, PA has always loved radios, having spent thirty-four years working at KDKA, in Pittsburgh, as a transmitter man and audio engineer. His personal collection of radios has grown so large he decided to open a museum out of an addition above his garage.
Now retired from KDKA, Check works as a independent contractor, stil sitting in the radio booth with the announcers, making sure they get on the air and stay there, guaranteeing local fans get to hear their games. He has worked at Forbes Field, at Three Rivers Stadium, Heinz Field, and just about every major ball park and football field in the country. Having worked well over 5,000 games, Check has worked on broadcasts of baseball, basketball, hockey, and football. He is one man who loves what he does.