John Facenda
Broadcast Pioneers banquet

The Dean of Newscasting in Philadelphia just has to be John Facenda. In 1948, he started broadcasting news on WCAU-TV while still continuing his WIP Radio newscasts. Four years later, he was so busy with the television news that he stopped doing news on WIP.

On December 31, 1965, John Facenda was part of the evening news and the year in review broadcast on WCAU Radio. These two excerpts date from that broadcast.

Some thoughts about New Year's Eve
Some of the day's news

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Mike Walsh, grandson of Pat Stanton
Audio orginally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Gerry Wilkinson
Permission to use clip courtesy of WCAU, NBC10

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