Dick Fennessy pictured with Leigh served as her escort for the night. I first met Dick went I was working at WIBG. He went on to work at WFIL among other stations.
Gene Arnold and I worked together at WIFI. He went on to work at WIBG and WCAU among others. Gene also wrote a comment on the back of my book. Gene is pictured below with his wife Terry (left) and Broadcast Pioneers Gerry Wilkinson (right).
I also had the pleasure of working with Rod Carson at WDAS-FM and Barbara Sommers at WMGK. Unfortunately they both were inducted posthumously.
In addition Amy Buckman is the sister of Dennis Wilen. Dennis and I worked together at WMMR. It was while visiting her brother at WMMR that Amy got the bug to join the media.
One of the most important roles of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia is to nurture the future generations on Broadcasters. Every year our organization grants twenty scholarships to area college students. These merit based scholarships are made possible by not only members of the organization, but by anyone who wants to donate to the non -profit BP. Go to the BP website for more details.
Below are the students from my alma mater LaSalle who attended the dinner last night. Their dinner was paid for by BP.
Below are shots of some of the others who were in attendance.
Bob Charger and Nora
Cyndy Drue from WMGK
Pat Ciarrocchi, Leigh Richards, & Joe Pellegrino
Cyndy Drue, Leigh Richards and John McBride
Dawn Stensland Mendte
Rich Zeoli, Dawn Stensland & Greg Stocker the PM drive team WPHT 1210
Carl Hemple, GM at WVLT