(Left to right) Bill Wright, Sr., Pat Delsi, Carter Merbreier and Bill Webber

On Friday evening, November 21, 2008, the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia held its annual banquet where we honored our Person of the Year, Bill Campbell and inducted six outstanding broadcasters into our Hall of Fame. Those inducted were Cathy Gandolfo, George Michael, Bob Pantano, Dave Schratwieser, Mike Strug and Ukee Washington. The evening started off with Broadcast Pioneers board member Bill Wright, Sr. singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Then W. Carter Merbreier, also on our board and known to millions as Captain Noah said the invocation. Pat Delsi and Bill "Wee Willie" Webber, two of our past presidents were the MCs for the evening.

(Left to right) Jill and member Allen Stone

(Left to right) members Jack Whitaker, Bill Campbell and Bill's wife, Jo (who worked at WIP)

(Left to right) Broadcast Pioneers members Pat Ciarrocchi and Walt Hunter from KYW-TV
and member Cathy Gandolfo from WPVI-TV


From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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