OSLO - The Royal Swedish Academy Of Communications announced yesterday that it has awarded the Nobel Prize for Talk-Show calling to J.T. from the Hill. The prize comes with a cash award of ten thousand dollars, along with a gold-plated directory containing the phone number of every radio station in the world.
A spokesman for the Academy, Prince Hal, said the prize was being given in “recognition of a lifetime devoted to the service of humanity by offering opinions.” The Prince added that J.T. is an inspiration to millions of people in the world who form views on a variety of issues but are reluctant to use public forums for their personal expressions. “J.T. has consistently demonstrated that he is a man of action. Whenever he has an idea, or a theory, no matter how half-baked or hare-brained, he gets on the phone. And for that, we can all be truly grateful.”
J.T. was informed of his award last night during a phone call made to Bruce Williams on 1410 KQV. “I’m humbled, but thankfully, I’m not speechless,” he said. This is the third time that a local resident has been awarded a Nobel Prize. In 1998, Jocko from Fox Chapel won the first Nobel Prize for Talk-Show Calling, and just last year longtime Pittsburgh sports venue mainstay T.C. Congdon won the Nobel Prize for Vending.