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October 18, 2018

Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Presents a Tribute to WMMR

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On Wednesday October 17, 2018 The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia held a luncheon at the Bala Golf Club. A panel of current and former WMMR broadcasters related their experiences with the radio station that is celebrating 50 years of continuous rockin’.  

The panel included:

Michael Tearson long time night jock at the station who was there almost at the beginning and was instrumental in established many rock stars.
T. Morgan was both on the air in drive time and served as program director during the 70’s.  Currently heard on WMGK
John DeBella who took the station to even greater heights by establishing the extremely popular Morning Zoo in the 80’s. John is now WMGK’s morning man.
Ray Koob was part of the staff during the 80’s and spent several years as WMGK’s nigh jock.
Erin Riley an award winning music director.  She was selected by Billboard Magazine as the best music director in the US.
Preston and Steve have been the highly rated morning team at WMMR for many years.

You can see the entire panel presentation by going to the Broadcast Pioneers website.   Below are some photos that were taken at the event.


BPOP WMMR Billboard

Broadcast Pioneers Billboard

 

Pioneers WMMR Queen Paul Blake Bill Weston Bill Burns outside by Sheree Goldflies 10 17 18

Paul Blake, Bill Weston, Queen Chandler and Bill Burns outside. Photo credit: Sheree Goldflies.

 

Pioneers WMMR Bill Weston 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

Emcee for the afternoon and WMMR Program Director Bill Weston. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR Preston 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

Preston Elliot of the Preston & Steve Show. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR Erin Riley 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

Former Music Director Erin Riley. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR Ray Koob 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

Ray Koob, one of the top rock jocks at MMR in the 80's. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR John DeBella 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

John DeBella who established the Morning Zoo at WMMR. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR panel 10 17 18 by Bob Kravitz

Entire panel and emcee Bill Weston. Photo credit: Bob Kravitz.

 

Pioneers WMMR Tom and T mmr shirts no jkts by Sheree Goldflies 10 17 18

Tom Lamaine and T. Morgan in their WMMR gear. Photo credit: Sheree Goldflies.

 

Pioneers WMMR T and Leigh 10 17 18

T. Morgan talking with Leigh Richards, who will be inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame next month. Photo credit: Sheree Goldflies.