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Broadcast Pioneers; the Official Historians of Philadelphia Radio & Television!

Another Third Wednesday Luncheon!

Good Food - Great Programs - Wonderful Times

Wednesday, February 17, 2016!

AUTHOR DAY!

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RSVP IMMEDIATELY!
(856) 365-5600!

An author is the originator of a written work. Well, we have four of the best in our area scheduled to speak at our February luncheon. It all takes place on Wednesday, February 17th at the Bala Golf Club. Make plans to be there. Our MC for the afternoon will be member (and author) Alan Tripp.

Here's our speakers scheduled to appear, subject to change (in alphabetical order):

Charlie Gracie, author of "Rock & Roll's Hidden Giant: Story of Rock Pioneer
Larry Magid, author of "My Soul's Been Psychedelicized: Electric Factory"
T. Morgan, author of "Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey" & WMGK jock
Bill Shull, author of "Philadelphia Television" (with hundreds of great photos)

JUST ADDED!

TRIBUTE TO ED KLEIN!

Broadcast Pioneers member Ed Klein, former Music Director of WPEN (when it was the Station of the Stars) passed away earlier this month. We'll do a short tribute to Ed just before our regular luncheon program will begin. Speaking will be Dean Tyler and Andy Kortman.

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It all takes place on Wednesday, February 17th at the beautiful Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia! Just minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 plus the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd. Tons of free parking.

Meet and greet (networking) starts at 12 noon with a full-course lunch including salad, coffee or tea and dessert being served at 12:30 pm. There's also a snack table. Cash bar available! The low cost donation is only $28 per person and is open to all our members, any person in the industry or associated fields; both people now active and retirees. You do NOT have to be a member to attend.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
(856) 365-5600!

Make your reservations early by e-mailing us at: pioneers@broadcastpioneers.com or calling us at (856) 365-5600! It's going to be a really huge crowd and an extremely fun time. Attending this luncheon is the biggest "no-brainer" on the planet! Be there and say hi to old friends (and make some new ones).

If you miss this one, you will have missed an extraordinary experience and a good time! But don't worry. Your friends and colleagues will tell you about it. RESERVATIONS ARE CRUCIAL! Don’t wait until the last minute, reserve now! This is sure to be another blockbuster turn out. Make your reservation now by calling (856) 365-5600. This is THE place to be on Wednesday, February 17th!

(856) 365-5600! CALL TODAY!

Plenty of FREE parking. The cost is only a donation of $28 (or more) per person! In order to speed up check-in at the luncheon, it would help if you had exact change or your check already written. Checks can 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!

WE'LL BE PROUD TO SEE YOU IN THE CROWD!

FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!

Our Big 15th Annual Broadcast
Symposium & Pizza Lunch!

It's Now in the Spring Each Year!

Saturday Morning, March 19, 2016
WPVI-TV, 6abc
4100 City Avenue
(City Avenue & Monument Road)
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Some of the students in the Action News newsroom
WPVI-TV, 6abc
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, October 26, 2013

This is the event that college students wait for all year! Once again, it's time for our annual Broadcast Pioneers Symposium. Area college students will see first hand a major market television station and will listen to advice from their staff. This year, our 15th annual event will again be held at the studios of WPVI-TV, 6abc. The date is Saturday morning, March 19, 2016 from 9 am to 12 noon. We start off with eats and soft drinks and end with a pizza lunch and more sodas.

Please note that our symposium is no longer held in the fall. It has been moved to the spring effective this year. There's only one each calendar year. This is it! Miss it and you'll wait until 2017.

Here's all the information for the 2016 symposium!

Our Scholarship Competition!

Twenty $1,000 scholarships available!


Yes, once again it's the student's chance to win a Broadcast Pioneers scholarship for $1,000. Not only is the money important, but radio and television stations know that only the best of the best are awarded our scholarships. So, it may help you in getting that first job in the industry.

We have a simple online application for the student to fill in. It will take them less than 5 minutes to do so. All applications must be received (not sent) by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Here's all the information!

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.

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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!

(Left to right) Members Steve Sacks, Jeff Benton and Bill Wright, Sr.
at Trinity House, Berwyn, PA
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Watch our latest "Pioneers of Philadelphia Broadcasting" episode shot at the home of Bill Wright, who was a legendary air personality on WIBG and later WPEN Radio.

Watch the program!

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

Our Mystery Photo for February 2016

Click on the photo for more information!

OUR MAIN SECTIONS

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
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 Our Presidents Our Chairmen of the Board
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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."

Our encoding of audio and video has been upgraded for clearer, sharper and less choppy video with better sounding audio. We are using the latest technology and this may require you to download (it's free) the latest version of the Real Player and/or the latest version of the Windows Media Player. Items previously on our website will still work with older versions. All items will play on the most current. Once you download the latest free player, you still may be required to download older codes for everything to work. Some of our older files of our audio and video rolls. That is, it goes from one files directly into the next segment. This is done for faster loading.

Unless you state otherwise, all e-mail messages, photos and other material sent to us become the property of "The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia" and you have given us implied permission to use all or part of your message on our website including the use of your name & to store the correspondence in our archive. All items sent to us via U.S. Mail, other carriers or electronically, become property of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. With such submission and donation, you also transfer any legal rights (including reproduction rights) you may have (if any) to said material. This includes photos, articles, audio, video and all other items including but not limited to the usage of your name.

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.

This entire website is protected under U.S. Copyright (2016)
by The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. All Rights Reserved.

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Broadcast Pioneers Life Member Jerry Klein and public relations firm,
Anne Klein Communications Group