Bob Smith writes...I remember my term as president as a time when I had an opportunity to get to know some Pioneers well, enjoy their reminiscences, and make some lasting friendships. I ended my term with a deep sense of gratitude to Susan Drake who, as vice-president solved many problems before anyone else was aware of them. Lew Klein, who has contributed so much to Pioneers over the years, was instrumental in "signing up" our Person of the Year," Dick Vermeil. Dick was not only a fine speaker but went on to even greater achievements in both broadcasting and football. I love New England, but I miss my many friends and acquaintances in Philadelphia. My best to you all.
Bob Smith worked successively as transmitter engineer, copy writer, director/ producer and station manager at WXRA, Kenmore, N.Y.; WBEN-TV, Buffalo; WLW and WOSU, Columbus, Ohio; and WBUR, Boston. He also was, together with Pioneer Gordon Gray, responsible for WRTI in Philadelphia for several years. He was dean of the School of Communications and Theater at Temple from 1978 until l995. He now lives on Trout Farm Lane in Plympton, MA, where he fishes, writes about fishing, heads a choral group and enjoys his amateur radio station, W1XRA. Though living in New England, he is still a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
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