Hit After Hit! Smash After Smash! Blockbuster After Blockbuster! Here's another "monster" lunch where the "stars" don't wait to come out at night. They're here at lunchtime! It's all happening on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.
It was almost a half century ago, that WFIL Radio turned into one of the greatest rock and roll stations in the world! The Boss Jocks took the town by storm.
At this luncheon, we'll find out all about WFIL, Famous 56 and how it affected American broadcasting. Its legacy has last until today. They owned the marketplace and were icons in United States radio.
Our MC for the afternoon will again be member Bob Charger, your musical host on WOGL daily from 7 pm until the stroke of midnight. He did such a great job last month that we are holding him over for another luncheon. Bob was "The Last Boss Jock" to be hired on WFIL, Famous 56 during The Boss Is Back era.
(left to right) Bob Charger, Jim Nettleton, Jerry Klein
Kris Chandler and Leigh Richards
Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Special remarks by the legendary newscaster Allen Stone (a member of Broadcast Pioneers) telling us about how he got the job with Famous 56. Also some thoughts by Ron Turner of the Famous56.com website.
Our panel included (in alphabetical order):
Kris Chandler, Famous 56 Boss Jock during the 1973 - 1974 WFIL era
Lauren (Lauri) Lipton, former WFIL newscaster, now with KYW Newsradio
Leigh Richards, board op and boss jock, later, 25 years with country WXTU
Steve Ross, former WFIL Boss Jock, now co-host of WPHT's Remember When
Barbara Sommers, the first female "Boss Jock" for WFIL, Famous 56 radio
Also, live on the telephone, we'll be talking with Kevin Fennessy from Florida. Kevin was the last Program Director under the ownership of LIN Broadcasting (1986 - 1987).
This all takes 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. Call now for reservations. (856) 365-5600! Don't miss this one!
Plenty of FREE parking. Our luncheons are open to all our members, their guests and any person in the industry or associated fields, whether active or retired. You do NOT have to be a member to attend.
The cost is only a donation of $28 (or more) per person! In order to speed up check-in at the luncheon, it would help if you had exact change or your check already written. Checks can be made payable to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
If you would like to add a few dollars extra, we would appreciate it. It would help us with all the important work we are doing. Thanks!
WE'LL BE PROUD TO SEE YOU IN THE CROWD!