Campbell Cut Back At KYW
March 12, 2009 at 5:36 AM (PT)
Legendary PHILADELPHIA sportscaster BILL CAMPBELL's commentaries for CBS RADIO News KYW-A/PHILADELPHIA have been canceled in a cost-cutting measure. The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reports that CAMPBELL, 85, who called WILT CHAMBERLAIN's 100 point game as the voice of the old PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS and has called PHILLIES, 76ERS, and EAGLES games, will continue as part of the FRIDAY "REPORTERS ROUNDUP" midday segment.
"They're downsizing, like everybody else," said CAMPBELL. "I've enjoyed doing the commentaries. It keeps me involved, makes me write and gets me to the games. As long as you feel well, you'd like to do it."
Market Manager MARC RAYFIELD said, "BILL is welcome at KYW as long as he wants to be here. We have offered him a different role as we continue to evaluate our sports product."