Our moderator and emcee for the afternoon was Broadcast Pioneers member Lew Klein. Lew was a former president and former chairman of the board of this organization. He was also co-owner of Gateway Communications and was the executive producer of "American Bandstand" during its Philadelphia run. Our panel included these fabulous experts (in alphabetical order):
John DeBella, morning air personality on WMGK, 102.9 FM
Frank X. Feller, formerly of WIBBAGE and WYSP-FM
Ed Hurst, the legendary broadcaster for seven decades
Kenny Jeremiah, entertainer, formerly of the Soul Survivors
T. Morgan, currently, a WMGK-FM, 102.9 air personality
Bill Wright, Sr., the iconic "Rebel" of WIBG and WPEN fame
Another historic and memorable luncheon happened on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the beautiful Bala Golf Club. An all-star panel shared memories, personal histories and little known insights about the evolution of music and radio from the 40’s through today.
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Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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