(left to right) Merrill Reese & Johnny Sample
WYSP Radio

Broadcast Pioneers member Merrill Reese, our 2005 "Person of the Year" and an inductee into our "Hall of Fame" is shown in this picture with Johnny Sample, who did the Eagles pre-game shows on WYSP Radio until 2003. Born in Virginia in 1937, Sample moved to Philadelphia where he went to Overbrook High School with Wilt Chamberlain. Sample was a Defense Halfback and Defensive Back for the Baltimore Colts (1958-60), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1961-62), the Washington Redskins (1963-65) and the New York Jets (1966-68). Sample also hosted a telephone talk show on WHAT Radio, 1340 on the AM Dial in Philadelphia.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Merrill Reese
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