Pittsburgh Oddcast: George Westinghouse: Pittsburgh's Gentle Genius

The first of a two part epic into the life of an extraordinary man

Andrew Limberg
July 18, 2019 - 12:12 pm

PITTSBURGH  (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - George Westinghouse – the Genius, the Inventor & the War of the Currents

George Westinghouse Jr. was not alone a great inventor, but also an amazing organizer, and above all, a visionary.

It is hard for us to even realize the very scope & extent to the diversity of his activities.


Equitable Gas, Duquesne Light, KDKA Radio, and more! It’s all thanks to Westinghouse!

 Westinghouse filed one patentable invention every six weeks for 48 years, this along with all of his wide-ranging companies & ideas. Realizing that a happy & safe workforce was essential, he was considered by many as a “Gentle Genius” and was admired by his workers.

In the first part of this two-episode edition of the Pittsburgh Oddcast, we dive deep into the visionary man behind the myth, his many inventions and the importance of the man who doesn’t get enough credit in our history books.

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