(Left to right) Jack Steck, unidentified woman and Bill Webber
WFIL Radio

(Click on the photo to see a larger version of Jack Steck from this picture)

This picture was taken in 1956 at the WFIL Radio Studios at 46th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. On the left, we see Jack Steck, the fourth President of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. He served during the 1965/1966 term of office. In 1992, Steck was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. Jack established the format for Bandstand with Bob Horn and Lee Stewart. That program would evolve into American Bandstand with Dick Clark.

Jack is best known for his various management positions (including Program Director) with the WFIL stations. However, he was also a performer hosting "Jack Steck's Amateur Hour." On the right is another legend, Bill Webber who was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 1999. The lady in the center was the winner of a WFIL Radio promotion. The wheel by Jack was used to determine exactly how much the woman would win.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Bill Webber
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