(left to right - top row) Don Barnhouse, Bill Webber and Carter Merbreier
(left to right - bottom row) Trudy Haynes, Bill Henley, Peggy King & Jane Norman
Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia luncheon at the Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It was time to deck the halls and trim the tree. It was that season of the year again and we knew it at the Broadcast Pioneers. That's why we had a holiday theme for our December 17th luncheon at the beautiful Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia! Just minutes away from Channel 6 and Channel 10 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.
We talked about Christmastime in Television and we had a star studded lineup just for you. Our moderator was our very own Chairman of the Board, Bill "Wee Willie" Webber.
Our panelists were:
Donald Barnhouse, commentator from the John Facenda Big News
Trudy Haynes, former Channel 3 news reporter & TV Personality
Bill Henley, co-star of NBC 10's daytime show entitled, "10"
Pretty Perky Peggy King, of "The George Gobel Network Show"
W. Carter Merbreier, also known as our very own Captain Noah
Jane Norman, Channel 10's favorite star studded fairy, Pixanne
Plus, live on the telephone from his home in Florida, we had TV's favorite "teeny-bopper," Al Alberts and his charming wife, Stella.
(left to right) Ray Fiedler & Pat Delsi
Walt Beaulieu and family
Also, that same day we awarded two fellow members of our organization, "The Broadcast Pioneers Service Award." The two honorees were Ray Fiedler, a half-century veteran Assistant Director at Channel 10 and Walt Beaulieu, long-time tech from Channel 6. Congratulations to both.
|Service Awards Presentation|
|Conversation with Al & Stella Alberts|
|Our Panel Discussion, Christmastime in TV|
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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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