Longtime Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Campbell Dies
October 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of longtime PHILADELPHIA sportscaster BILL CAMPBELL, who died TODAY (10/6) at 91, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
CAMPBELL was best known nationally as the play-by-play announcer for WILT CHAMBERLAIN's 100-point game for the PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS in HERSHEY, PA on MARCH 2nd, 1962, but he was a regular presence on PHILADELPHIA radio and television starting at WIP-A in 1942. He moved to WCAU-A as Sports Dir. in 1946, adding the same duties for WCAU-TV in 1948. He called WARRIORS games in 1946-62 and then the 76ERS in 1972-81; the EAGLES in 1952-66; college basketball for the BIG FIVE schools for many years; and the PHILLIES as part of a team with BYRUM SAAM and RICHIE ASHBURN in 1963-70. In the early years of WIP's all-Sports format, he hosted a midday show, and continued to guest on the station and provide commentary for sister CBS RADIO News KYW-A until his passing.