WHAT A DAY!
Another Wednesday Luncheon!
WPVI 6 pm and 11 pm News Anchor Jim Gardner
Hit After Hit, Smash After Smash, Blockbuster After Blockbuster... Here was another "monster" lunch where the "stars" don't wait to come out at night. They're there at lunchtime!
On September 13th (to the day), we celebrated 70 Years of Channel 6. It came on the air on September 13, 1947 and has been entertaining, informing and educating people of the Delaware Valley for the last seven decades. Now, they have started the beginning of their eighth decade of telecasting.
NOTE: This luncheon would normally be a week later, but because the Bala Golf Club needs to prepare the room for Rosh Hashanah, it will be September 13th. However, that's good because it is the EXACT date of the anniversary.
Our MC for the afternoon was former Action News anchor for WPVI, 6 abc, Marc Howard.
Included in this jubilee were the following scheduled speakers (in alphabetical order): Broadcast Pioneers members Diego Castellanos, Bob Feldman, Dave Frankel, Liz Matt, Linda Munich, Mike Nozilo, Joe Pellegrino, Steve Sacks, Mike Strug and the Executive Producer (not the anchor) of Action News' 10 pm and 11 pm reports, Rick Williams.
SPECIAL ADDED SCHEDULED SPEAKER: The anchor of the 6 pm and 11 pm Action News Program, JIM GARDNER!!
This 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.
Broadcast Pioneers member Marc Howard
Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Strug
Broadcast Pioneers member Joe Pellegrino
WPVI Executive Producer Rick Williams
Broadcast Pioneers member Liz Matt
Broadcast Pioneers member Linda Munich
Broadcast Pioneers member Dave Frankel
(video courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers VP Brad Seecof and Metramedia Broadcasting & Studios)
WE WANNA SEE YOUR FACE
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