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Another Third Wednesday Luncheon!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017!

OVER 100 PEOPLE ATTENDED!


Spring has sprung, as they say, and this year is no exception. Our big Spring Potpourri of Broadcasting was back again.

Our MC for the afternoon was member Harry Hurley. Harry is a nationally recognized talk show host based here in our area. Harry's charitable work with his annual golf tournament underwrites one of our scholarships each year. Hurley has been described as the Rush Limbaugh of the Jersey Shore.

Our speakers were all members of Broadcast Pioneers, and they were (in alphabetical order):

John DeBella, top-rated morning air personality on WMGK Radio
Matt DeLucia, NBC 10, WCAU-TV Street News Reporter
Leigh Richards, WMGK air personality, formerly from WXTU
Patrick Stoner, WHYY-TV host of "Flicks," a national program

It all took place at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the state police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Only minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.

This was also the luncheon where we awarded our twenty $1,000 scholarships to area college students. The winners were:

KELLY ANTONACCI - Temple University
CALI MONTANA ARENSON - La Salle University
JAMES ARVO - Camden County College
KERRIVAH HEARD - Drexel University
ELIZABETH HOFFMAN - Drexel University
MATTEO IADONISI - Rowan University
CHRISTINA LEW - Temple University
HANNAH McCOMSEY - Temple University
ALYSSA McFADDEN - La Salle University
EMMIA (EMMA) NEWMAN - Muhlenberg College
BENJAMIN OTTE - Temple University
DANA PECORA - La Salle University
BRIANNA PIZZUTILLA - Stockton University
DANIEL RAY - Temple University
REBECCA ROSENBLATT - Temple University
CASSANDRA SEMYON - Temple University
SPENCER TRABBOLD - Temple University
HELEN STARRS - La Salle University
CATHERINE WHITE - Drexel University
JOHN WILLIAMS - Cabrini University

Our next luncheon is on Wednesday, May 17th. Our topic will be "How broadcasting covered the Three-Mile Island situation. Our scheduled speakers will include (in alphabetical order): Bill Baldini, Frank Goldstein, Bob Kravitz, Richard Maloney, Dick Sheeran and Dick Standish. Our MC will be Jay Lloyd.

COMPLETE VIDEO OF THE PROGRAM

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COMPLETE VIDEO OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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24 Still Photos from the Luncheon!

Our BIG 16th Annual Broadcast
Symposium and Pizza Lunch

Saturday, April 1, 2017!
at KYW-TV, CBS 3

It Was Saturday, April 1, 2017!!

Some of the students on the Eyewitness News set
with CBS 3 former reporter Walt Hunter (center)
KYW-TV, CBS 3
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This was the event that college students waited for all year! Once again, it was time for our annual Broadcast Pioneers Symposium. Area college students saw first hand a major market television station and listened to advice from their staff.

Some of the students in the audience
KYW-TV, CBS 3
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This year, our 16th annual event was again held at the studios of KYW-TV, CBS 3. The date was Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Broadcast Pioneers member Walt Hunter was the MC/Moderator. Walt has worked for decades as a street reporter for CBS 3.

(left to right) Pat Delsi, Alex Petyerak, Jan Carabeo, Samuel Gardner and Lauren Lipton
(standing) Moderator/MC Walt Hunter
KYW-TV, CBS 3
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Our panel (in alphabetical order) consisted of:

Jan Carabeo, Weekend Morning Anchor, CBS 3
Pat Delsi, Former Owner for WSSJ Radio, Camden
Samuel Gardner, Assignment Manager, CBS 3
Lauren Lipton, Editor for KYW Newsradio, 1060
Alex Petyerak, Video Editor, CBS 3 (KYW-TV News)

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(video courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers VP Brad Seecof and Metramedia Broadcasting & Studios)

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Our DAP, Digital Archival Project!


The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia since our beginning in 1962 has maintained archival material of broadcast related items for our market. In February of 2009, we started our DAP, Digital Archival Project.Since its inception, we have digitized over 4,000 local TV broadcasts, 10,000 local radio broadcasts and have digitized 23,000 photos and other documents. While the seems like a lot, in reality, it's only a very small portion (below 00.000001%) of what has been broadcast.We are looking for donated materials. If you have or know of anyone willing to contribute any broadcast memorabilia, please contact us at 856-365-5600 or e-mail the Broadcast Pioneers at pioneers@broadcastpioneers.com. This would include photos, scans, audio, video and articles. This material may also be used on our website.

Don't have any of the above material but still wish to help out? We can use your cash! This has become an expensive project for us. We are a state-chartered, federally recognized charity with a 501(c)(3) status. Any contribution may be tax deductible on your federal income taxes. Check with your tax advisor.

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