JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A veteran Pennsylvania TV news anchor is retiring after spending 43 years at the same station.

Marty Radovanic says his last broadcast with WJAC-TV will be Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Radovanic has worked for the Johnstown-based NBC affiliate since 1974.

That’s when he was a staff announcer. Three years later, Radovanic got his on-air break when he helped the station report Johnstown’s devastating 1977 flood. The city was also badly damaged by cataclysmic floods in 1889 and 1936.

Radovanic was born in Cleveland, but moved to the Johnstown area in 1972. He’s been married for 43 years and has two children and six grandsons.

Radovanic also covered the crash of United Flight 93 during the September 2001 terror attacks, and the rescue of nine Quecreek miners trapped underground in 2002, among other stories.

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