Gunnar Back began anchoring the WFIL-TV (Channel 6) newscasts in 1956. An educated man (he earned a Master's degree in English at the University of Wisconsin), Gunnar worked for both CBS and ABC before joining the WFIL stations. On December 30, 1965, he anchored the WFIL Radio broadcast entitled "The 12 Hours of New Year's." It was a year in review program. We have an excerpt to this program featuring a legend in our industry, Gunnar Back.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Gunnar's children
Scan e-mailed to us by Linnea Klee, Gunnar Back's daughter
Audio originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Gerry Wilkinson
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