Broadcast Pioneers Of Philadelphia Induct Hall Of Fame Class Of 2011
November 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM (PT)
The BROADCAST PIONEERS OF PHILADELPHIA inducted its class of 2011 into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony on FRIDAY night (10/18) at the City Avenue HILTON.
Honored as inductees were CBS RADIO Sports WIP-A-F/PHILADELPHIA fill-in host and EAGLES pre- and post-game host and sideline reporter HOWARD ESKIN; CBS RADIO News KYW-A anchor and former ABC affiliate WPVI-TV "AM PHILADELPHIA" host WALLY KENNEDY; former PHILLIES, EAGLES, and 76ERS voice ANDY MUSSER; BEASLEY Talk WWDB-A weekend host BARRY REISMAN; and TV news reporter/anchor/hosts CHERIE BANK, DANN CUELLAR, STEVE HIGHSMITH, TIM LAKE, STEVE LEVY, and STEPHANIE STAHL.
Honored posthumously were WCAU-A host JOEL A. SPIVAK; WPEN-A host LARRY BROWN; KYW-A anchor and ID voice DICK COVINGTON; WIP-A and WPTZ-TV (now KYW-TV) host JACK CREAMER; "BANDSTAND" regular, WCAU-TV and WKBS-TV personality, and WTAF-TV (now WTXF-TV) engineer TOMMY DENOBLE; ad agency and rep firm executive BOB DOME; WDAS-A and WFILI-A announcer and WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV), WCAU-TV, and WPTZ-TV anchor RANDY KRAFT; WCAM-A/CAMDEN host JACK LAMAR; KYW-A anchor DON LANCER; WCAU-A LSM and TV salesman NORMAN LEEBRON; WDAS-A and WPTZ-TV host HELEN LIPKIN; WCAU-A, WIP-A, and WPTZ-TV/WRCV-TV host and singer MAC MCGUIRE; WFIL-TV Sports DIrector TOM MOOREHEAD; WIBG-A (now WNTP-A) and WPTZ-TV newsman ROY NEAL; and WHAT-A PD and WIBG-A News Director turned longtime TV "AMERICAN BANDSTAND" and "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" announcer CHARLIE O'DONNELL.
Cardinal JOHN P. FOLEY was honored as Person of the Year for 2011. CATHOLIC STANDARD AND TIMES Director/GM MATTHEW GAMBINO accepted on the ailing Cardinal's behalf.