(Left to right) John Carlton, Pat Delsi, Bill Webber, Tom Moran
Harry Kalas, Marciarose Shestack, Vernon Odom, Frank Ford & Frank Hogan
November 19, 2004
at the Bala Golf Club

It was a Friday night much like any other, but not for the Philadelphia broadcast industry. On that evening, Friday, November 19, 2004 the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia held its 37th annual Person of the Year/Hall of Fame banquet. That night, we honored Harry Kalas as our PERSON OF THE YEAR.

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia on that evening inducted into our Hall of Fame area broadcasters John Carlton, Frank Ford, Tom Moran, Vernon Odom and Marciarose Shestack. The group also inducted the late Gunnar Back, Billy and Dolly Banks, Pete Boyle, Jerry Donahue, Chief Halftown, Doug "Jocko" Henderson, newcaster Jack Jones and Phil Sheridan into our Hall of Fame.

The dinner was open to all in the industry and its related fields. Proceeds were used, in part, to fund scholarships to area college students majoring in communications. Earlier this year with funds raised in 2003, The Broadcast Pioneers awarded six scholarships to students attending Rowan University, Temple University, Drexel University, Cabrini College and Arcadia University.

Like other years, it was a sellout crowd. Anyone who was ANYONE in the business was there. We have 33 photos of the event which have been made into a slide show. WATCH THE PICTURES


Before the festivities started, we had a visit from the Phillie Phanatic. We have upgraded this video recently. The Phillie Phanatic video is now available in two formats!

The Phillie Phanatic (Real Video format)
The Phillie Phanatic (Windows Media format)

Watch Joe Pellegrino sing The National Athemn
Watch Captain Noah (W. Carter Merbreier) lead us in prayer

Hall of Fame Inductees for 2004
Watch John Carlton
Watch Frank Ford
Watch Tom Moran
Watch Vernon Odom
Watch Marciarose Shestack

Person of the Year for 2004
Watch Harry Kalas

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
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