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Another Third Wednesday Luncheon!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016!

Lunch is only $10
(if you are a paid up member)

It's Our Holiday Songfest!

Reserve NOW by e-mail or phone!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRICING!

Lunch is only $10
(if you are a paid up member)

Prices haven't been this low
since the 80s!

Reserve by e-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com
Reserve by phone: (856) 365-5600!

IT'S A HOLIDAY EVENT!

Reserve by e-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com
Reserve by phone: (856) 365-5600!

It's our traditional holiday gathering. Plenty of music, wonderful conversation and good cheer. It all takes place on Wednesday, December 21st at the Bala Golf Club.

If you are a member and your dues are paid up-to-date, your cost for the luncheon is only $10. It's our holiday gift to you. Everyone else is at the regular price of $28. You must reserve your space in advance by calling or e-mailing us in order to get the special $10 price.

Your dues aren't up-to-date? No problem! Pay what you owe and then your lunch is at the $10 charge. Not a member? No problem! Join that day and you'll get the $10 price.

In doubt as to whether your dues are up-to-date? E-mail us and we'll tell you. Just e-mail! pioneers@broadcastpioneers.com.

Reserve by e-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com
Reserve by phone: (856) 365-5600!

Your MC for the afternoon will be Broadcast Pioneers member "Santa" Bob Charger, local radio personality. You don't want to miss him. Bob will be there wearing a complete Santa suit and hat. Seeing this alone is certainly worth the trip.

At this time, we are still firming up our performers. However, here's some of the ones we know are confirmed: Danny and the Juniors, Billy Carluccci (of Billy and the Essentials), Kenny Jeremiah (formerly of the Soul Survivors), Stephen Caldwell of the Orlons, Denise Montana, Frank Jordan of the Jordan Brothers, Eddie Collins, Joe Pellegrino, Johnny Lerro, Corky Warren, Grace Otley (with her Electric Violin), Sandee Bengel, Johnny B. Hall, John Primerano, Greg Martiello and Meagan Hill.

It all takes place at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the state police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Only minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd. Call now for reservations. (856) 365-5600! E-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com. Don't miss this one! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Make plans to be there.

Reserve by e-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com
Reserve by phone: (856) 365-5600!

Plenty of FREE parking. Our luncheons are open to all our members, their guests and any person in the industry or associated fields, whether active or retired. You do NOT have to be a member to attend. There is no reserved seating at our luncheons. Feel free to sit anywhere. Well, okay--the three people on the camera crew sit near the cameras, but that's in the back of the room.

In order to speed up check-in at the luncheon, it would help if you had exact change or your check written in advance. Checks should be made payable to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.

If you would like to add a few dollars extra, we would appreciate it. It would help us with all the important work we are doing. Thanks!

Reserve by e-mail: rsvp@broadcastpioneers.com
Reserve by phone: (856) 365-5600!

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS WILL BE
PROUD TO SEE YOU IN THE CROWD!

It's Application Time Again
for our 20 Scholarships!

It's time once again for area college students to start applying for one of our twenty $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in April of 2017.

GET ALL THE INFORMATION!

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AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices and the same service. The only difference is that they donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Broadcast Pioneers. YOU DO NOT PAY ANY MORE! Same price to you and we get a donation to help us continue with all our great educational projects! IT'S WIN - WIN!

Join Our E-Mail Alert Mailing Lists

Broadcast Pioneers has four different e-mail alert mailing lists. Each one reaches a different category of people.MEMBERS:
For our membership list, you MUST be a member of Broadcast Pioneers. Our monthly electronic newsletter comes via e-mail. Also, other announcements. If you are a member and not receiving your e-mails and newsletters, please contact us by calling (856) 365-5600 or email us at: pioneers@broadcastpioneers.com

GENERAL PUBLIC:
If you are not a member of Broadcast Pioneers but wish to be notified with news, upcoming Broadcast Pioneers events, luncheons and our annual banquet, you should sign up to our general public list. Click on the box below to sign up.

STUDENTS:
If you are currently an undergraduate student attending a college or university in the Delaware Valley, or a college student whose home residence is in the Delaware Valley, you qualify. Signing up for this list is for STUDENTS only. You'll receive information about our scholarships, our symposiums (at area TV stations) and our career nights (at area college campuses). Plus, you may be selected to attend a Broadcast Pioneers luncheon or our annual banquet at no cost to you. Click on the box below to sign up. Please note: many university servers block e-mails that are going to many people at one time. To assure you receiving our e-mails, we suggest you use a non-university e-mail address.

PROFESSORS, INSTRUCTORS & UNIVERSITY STAFF:
If you are currently a professor, instructor or a member of any university staff in our area, you qualify for this list. You will be notified on our students scholarship program, upcoming symposiums (at area TV Stations) and our career nights (at area college campuses). Plus, we may ask you to recommend students to attend a Broadcast Pioneers luncheon or our annual banquet at no cost to the student, you or your school. Click on the box below to sign up. Please note: many university servers block e-mails that are going to many people at one time. To assure you receiving our e-mails, we suggest you use a non-university e-mail address.

We do not sell or distribute these lists to anyone. You are signing up just to get information and there is no obligation on your part. SIGN UP TODAY!

NOTICE: If your e-mail address bounces back, we have to delete you from the e-mail list. If this happens, you will have to sign up again. Also, if you forward our e-mail to someone else and they elect to unsubscribe to our list, they are unsubscribing for you, not themselves.

Help Us Save Our History!
Our DAP, Digital Archival Project!


The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia since our beginning in 1962 has maintained archival material of broadcast related items for our market. In February of 2009, we started our DAP, Digital Archival Project.Since its inception, we have digitized over 4,000 local TV broadcasts, 10,000 local radio broadcasts and have digitized 23,000 photos and other documents. While the seems like a lot, in reality, it's only a very small portion (below 00.000001%) of what has been broadcast.We are looking for donated materials. If you have or know of anyone willing to contribute any broadcast memorabilia, please contact us at 856-365-5600 or e-mail the Broadcast Pioneers at pioneers@broadcastpioneers.com. This would include photos, scans, audio, video and articles. This material may also be used on our website.

Don't have any of the above material but still wish to help out? We can use your cash! This has become an expensive project for us. We are a state-chartered, federally recognized charity with a 501(c)(3) status. Any contribution may be tax deductible on your federal income taxes. Check with your tax advisor.

Broadcast Pioneers is
on Social Media!

Yes, we are now on Facebook. "Like us" at http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/facebook! Visit us often!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

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Check Us Out on Twitter!

Broadcast Pioneers is now on Twitter. Keep informed on what is going on with us on Twitter. You can find us at: @BPPhilly. It's that easy. You can also find us very easily by going to: http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/twitter. What can be more simple. Try us out NOW!

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We'll There on Instagram!

Find Broadcast Pioneers on Instagram! Stay informed! See photos! Get news! It's easy. You can fins us very simply by going to: http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/instagram. It's quick and very fast. Check us out on Instagram!

Visit the Broadcast Pioneers
YouTube Channel

IT'S TOTALLY FREE!

You'll love our brand new Broadcast Pioneers YouTube Channel. More and more of our videos will be added to this channel in the future, so keep checking back. You can visit us on our YouTube channel at: http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/youtube or just click on the link below!

Broadcast Pioneers YouTube Channel!

Broadcast Pioneers Member Michael Stairs
at his Rosemont, PA home
Tuesday evening, September 13, 2016

Watch our latest "Pioneers of Philadelphia Broadcasting" episode shot at the Main Line home of Broadcast Pioneers member Michael Stairs, who was for 30 years the organist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Classical music expert Ed Cunningham did the interview. Watch this fantastic half-hour personal one-on-one interview where you find out more about Michael Stairswho will be inducted into our Hall of Fame on November 18th.

Watch the Video from our YouTube Channel!

(Video courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers VP Brad Seecof and Metramedia Broadcasting and Studios)

Our Mystery Photo for December 2016

Click on the photo for more information!

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Check out Our Photos, History, Bios, Audio and Video Areas
Click on the links below to go to those sections!

 Our Photo Section - to 1960  Our Photo Section - from 1961
 Our Video Section  Our Audio Section
 Broadcast History Section  Our Biography Section
 Our Hall of Fame  Our Persons of the Year
Calendar of Events  Our 2015 Banquet
 Our Bylaws  Our Officers and Board
 11-7-15 Symposium Scholarship Information
 Who Are We? Oral History Projects
 Join Broadcast Pioneers Our Newsletter
 Our Presidents Our Chairmen of the Board
 Our Facebook Page Our YouTube Channel

There's a nice, huge story on the Time Magazine website about Philadelphia Television in the Fifties. It mentions our website and draws from our material. Author Richard Corliss refers to this site as "invaluable...a trove of early TV memories for Delaware Valley nostalgiaholics."

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None of the material contained on this website may be reproduced elsewhere without the express permission of "The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia." Where material is owned by others who have given us permission to use their property, you must also gain their approval and authority before use. None of our material falls under "Fair Use" provisions of copyright laws. The material published on this website is like any other published work and subject to the same copyright protection.
We do NOT make or sell copies of any material in our archives. We just do not have the staff to do this. Hardly any local show is available for home use anywhere.

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