(Left photo - left to right) Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Famer Gene Crane; 2002 Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Blavat; U.S. Congressman Bob Brady and Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Famer and former "Person of the Year, Lew Klein. All three broadcasters are members of our organization.
(Right photo - left to right) KYW Newsradio's GM and former Broadcast Pioneers' "Person of the Year," Roy Shapiro; 2002 Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Blavat; KYW-TV News Anchor Larry Kane, Hall of Famer and 2002 "Person of the Year;" and Tom Lamaine, KYW-TV Weatherman. All are members of our organization.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia has honored Larry Kane as our PERSON OF THE YEAR for 2002. Kane, a member of the Broadcast Pioneers, has spent 35 years in our market and has anchored news on Channels 3, 6 and 10. The event attended by 270 people took place on Friday evening, November 22nd at the Bala Golf Club in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.
Also at that time, we inducted six new members into our HALL OF FAME. They were: Jerry Blavat, Bill Bransome, Diego Castellanos, Edie Huggins, Ed Papazian and Dean Tyler. All except Huggins are members of our organization. Membership is not required for induction.
This event was a fundraiser to generate money for our scholarship fund. Earlier this year, we awarded 3 scholarships to area college students from proceeds generated at last year's banquet which was attended by 236 people. "It is hoped," said Broadcast Pioneers President Bill Webber (a 1999 Hall of Fame inductee), "that next year we will be able to increase the number of scholarships."
On Saturday, November 23rd, Broadcast Pioneers member Larry Kane e-mailed: In behalf of my family and colleagues, I want to thank the Broadcast Pioneers for a memorable and spectacular night on November 22nd. The honor was wonderful, and so was the chance to visit with so many people who have helped me along the way. Congratulations once again to the families of Ed Papazin and Bill Bransome, and to Edie Huggins, Jerry Blavat, Dean Tyler and Diego Castellanos. All the best, Larry Kane
28 PHOTOS OF THE EVENING
Broadcast Pioneers member Dean Tyler accepts the award. Watch Dean Tyler
Broadcast Pioneers member Diego Castellanos accepts the award. Watch Diego here
Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Blavat accepts the award. Watch the Geator here
WCAU News Reporter Edie Huggins accepts the award. Watch Edie here
Broadcast Pioneers member Larry Kane accepts the award. Watch Larry here
The late Bill Bransome was inducted into our Hall of Fame. Mrs. Bransome accepts
The late Ed Papazian was inducted into our Hall of Fame. Mrs. Papazian accepts
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