Broadcast Pioneers member Marge Wieting
WFIL Radio Photo
Marge Wieting was a model. In the early fifties, Marge turned disc jockey and was doing 11 pm to 1 am on WFIL Radio. Her program was called, "The Street of Dreams" and was a popular favorite in Philadelphia for many years. We found a radio listing dated Monday, December 24, 1951 showing Marge's "Street of Dreams" on WFIL Radio from 12 midnight to 1 am. Her program followed one hosted by Bob Horn.
Marge is married to Broadcast Pioneers Member Ed Harvey, who himself was a popular radio favorite for decades on WCAU Radio.
By the way, if you're interested in looking at the entire WFIL Radio lineup from 1956, here it is:
What a lineup! Uncle "Philsy" doing AM drive, Dick Clark and Howard Jones (Happy the Clown) doing mid-day (or what we called "housewife" at the time), John Carlton doing PM drive. Missing from the lineup is a news show called "Tonight," a program which featured Broadcast Pioneers members John Roberts, Jim Felix and Dr. Francis Davis. Evenings were done by Bill "Wee Willie" Webber and late night by Marge Wieting.
Marge is married to Broadcast Pioneers Member Ed Harvey, who himself was a popular radio favorite for decades on WCAU Radio. We have a clip from one of Marge's WFIL broadcasts. It dates from 1953.
Listen to Marge in 1953!
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Picture & lineup graphic originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Bill "Wee Willie" Webber
Audio clip originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Marge Wieting
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