Joe McCauley

Sometimes you get lucky. The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia did with this audio. Member Jerry Klein had in his collection a half-hour audio interview with WIP's Morning Mayor, Joe McCauley. The program, produced by Klein, was hosted by then Temple University student, Florence Weiss and entitled "In & Around." An interesting sidebar! Florence worked part-time at WIP as a fill-in receptionist during her college days.

Aired over WRTI-FM (the Temple University college radio station) on Monday, April 24, 1967, Joe tells all about his career in Philadelphia broadcasting. Listen to McCauley in his own words tell you about his early experiences at WHAT Radio (owned by the Public Ledger newspaper) and how he filled in on the Dawn Patrol on WIP for a month in 1940.

In this program, Joe speaks about how he got the name "The Morning Mayor." Do you know how? He also talks about his hosting a Monday evening movie on WKBS-TV, Channel 48 and he also mentions his "appearances" on Broadway in "What Makes Sammy Run?"

Listen to the interview!

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