Our last luncheon for the 2011-2012 season was on Wednesday, June20th. It was a salute to "80 Years of Channel 3." Our MC was Broadcast Pioneers member Marciarose Shestack, who was an anchor at KYW-TV for decades.
Our speakers included (in alphabetical order):
Susan Barnett, co-anchor of the main KYW-TV newscasts
Betty Kellner Davis, Channel 3 actress from a soap opera from 1942
Jim Donovan, 11 Emmys to his name, CBS 3 consumer reporter
Trudy Haynes, former KYW-TV reporter for a third of a century
Tom Lamaine, former meteorologist for decades at CBS 3, KYW-TV
Big Al Meltzer, former Eyewitness News' Sports Director and Anchor
Ray Murray, former co-host of KYW-TV's "Evening Magazine"
Dick Sheeran, former Channel 3 reporter and news anchor
Stephanie Stahl, KYW-TV's Medical Specialist Reporter and Anchor
Dick Standish, former KYW-TV, Eyewitness News reporter
And we spoke live on the telephone with former Eyewitness News anchors Vince Leonard and Mort Crim.
Plus the song-writing team of Henry and Bobbie Shaffner (both members in the Broadcast Pioneers) brought talent to sing their song, "Philadelphia (Philly, I Love You)." This is the tune's 40th anniversary. It was sung by Scott Garvin, an 18-year-old graduating Central High School senior who starred in the school's recent production of "The West Side Story."
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.
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PHONE CONVERSATIONS! (Audio only)
Big Al Meltzer speaks with Vince Leonard
Big Al Meltzer speaks with Mort Crim