(left to right) Broadcast Pioneers' Chairman Bill Webber
Broadcast Pioneers member Tom Moran
Sports Legend Ray Didinger
Broadcast Pioneers' President Frank J. Hogan
at the Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ray Didinger was our speaker on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. As you may recall, Ray was scheduled to address our January 2006 luncheon but a family emergency called him out of state. Well, Didinger was kind enough to ask to be rescheduled.

(left to right - back row) Mike Biel and unidentified male
(left to right - front row) George Vandergheynst, Ray Didinger and Charles Liebman
The WRTI-FM Baseball Broadcast Team at Temple Stadium

Spring 1968

Ray Didinger is a senior producer with NFL Films, authored many well known sports books including his latest, “The Eagles Encyclopedia,” and is a telephone-talk sports host on WIP Radio. He has been named "Pennsylvania's Sportswriter of the Year" five times and has written for "The Evening Bulletin" and the "Daily News."

Last year, he was named "Best Sports Radio Personality" by Philadelphia Magazine and he's a football analyst for the Comcast Sports Network.

On Saturday, March 16, 1968, WRTI-FM aired a Temple University basketball game against Kansas at the NIT, the National Invitational Tournament. The game was broadcast live from the "then" New Madison Square Garden in New York City. WRTI-FM's Charles Liebman was doing the play-by-play with Ray Didinger doing color. The broadcast was engineered by Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Muderick.

Listen to an excerpt from March 16, 1968

Read Ray Didinger's Complete Bio from our website

Ray spoke for about 43 minutes which included a question and answer session. We have the complete audio on this website plus a video clip where Ray talked about his decision to enter sports writing and broadcasting.


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The video clip has Didinger talking about advice he received from his father. It is recorded as a Surestream file. It contains two separate versions. One is for DSL and cable users and the other is for dial-up connections. Your computer will automatically select the correct version.

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