Our last Broadcast Pioneers luncheon of the season was "A Tribute to Herb Clarke." Herb was a former president and former chairman of the board of this organization. Most of us will remember him as the weather guy on Channel 10 for 40 years. Some of knew him for his love of gardening. He was the garden reporter at KYW Newsradio after his retirement from WCAU-TV.
The luncheon was held at the Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 19th (that's the third Wednesday of the month). Our MC for the afternoon was Broadcast Pioneers member and former WCAU-TV reporter & anchor Terry Ruggles.
Our speakers were:
Bill Baldini, former WCAU-TV. Channel 10 News Journalist/Reporter
Ed Cunningham, long-time producer and air talent at WHYY-TV and Radio
Dick Kearney, former WCAU cameraman/Broadcast Pioneers Board Member
Big Al Meltzer, former Channel 10 sports director and sports anchor
Jim Murray, former Eagles GM and co-host of "Remember When" on WPHT
Orien Reid Nix, former KYW-TV & WCAU-TV consumer reporter
Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, current WCAU-TV Chief Meteorologist
Herb's widow, Barbara was with us. Also speaking that day was Marian Lockett-Egan, former President and former Chairman of the Board of Broadcast Pioneers and Alan Tripp, board member emeritus of Broadcast Pioneers. Both were good friends of the Clarkes. Marlene Adelman, daughter of Robin and Ira and granddaughter of member Leon Love presented an original poem about Herb and weathercasting that afternoon. Listen to Marlene's poem!
It all took 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.
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