Our first luncheon of the 2013-2014 season was held on Wednesday, September 18th. It was a Tribute to Channel 17 or as some would like to call it, "Our WPHL-TV Reunion." It was in celebration of WPHL being on the air for 48 years.
For your enjoyment, we had many marvelous speakers. They were (in alphabetical order):
Dave Abramson, Chief Engineer for the Phillies, former WPHL-TV staff director
Sam Feinberg, former Station Manager & former Sales Manager for WPHL-TV
George Finkel, former WPHL Production/Ops Manager, winner of 3 Emmys
Vince Giannini, current Vice-President/General Manager of WPHL-TV
Ed Hurst, former host of "Summertime on the Pier," a dance TV show on WPHL
Ron Joseph (RJ), former TV host on WPCA-TV, forerunner to WPHL-TV
Dorie Lenz, former Public Affairs Director for WPHL-TV for three decades
"Big Al" Meltzer, former voice of Big 5 Basketball and the 76ers on WPHL-TV
Mike Nise, Executive Producer of "Dancin' On Air," a daily program on WPHL
Len Stevens, co-founder and former co-owner of WPHL-TV, Channel 17
Our MC for the afternoon was Broadcast Pioneers member Steve Highsmith, the current Director of Community Relations for WPHL and host of their "In Focus" program.
(Left to right) Sam Feinberg, Len Stevens, Ed Hurst, Ron Joseph,
Dorie Lenz, Steve Highsmith, Vince Giannini and Michael Nise
SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
The Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Photo by Broadcast Pioneers Board Member Bob Kravitz
We had a wonderful time with 90 of your closest buddies. It was a grand afternoon. We hope you were there. If not, you can watch the video below.
Video courtesy of Metramedia Studios and Brad Seecof
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