Some of the attendees of the luncheon
Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
At the end of June of this year, Channel 3 will complete 85 Years of telecasting here in Philadelphia. While they went through several owners and lots of managers, Channel 3 (now known as KYW-TV, CBS 3) has always been dear to people in the Delaware Valley.
(Top - left to right) Dick Sheeran and Robin Mackintosh
Our MC for the afternoon was the ever lovely Pat Ciarrocchi, former anchor and reporter for KYW-TV, CBS 3.
Included in this jubilee were the following speakers (in alaphabetical order): Anne Amico-Mirkin, Carol Erickson, Irv Grodsky, Trudy Haynes, Ed Hurst, Tom Lamaine, Robin Mackintosh, Gary Mirkin, Dick Sheeran, Marciarose Shestack and Mike Strug. Also saying a few words was Stephanie Lester (Claire Kasser) who was on one of the station's soap operas two-thirds of a century ago.
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.
We have complete video of this luncheon available on our YouTube Channel. We put a link here to make it easy to watch. Just double click on link.
(video courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers VP Brad Seecof and Metramedia Broadcasting & Studios)
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