(left to right) Ray Didinger, Beasley Reece, Merrill Reese
Jim Melwert, Vince Papale and Bill Vargus
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
(Photo by Broadcast Pioneers President Jerry Klein)

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Bala Golf Club, we had a great luncheon which was a panel discussion "All About Sports!"

Our moderator and emcee for the afternoon was Broadcast Pioneers Board Member Joe Pellegrino. Our panel included these fabulous sports experts (in alphabetical order):

Ray Didinger, award winning sportswriter and broadcast commentator
Jim Melwert, street reporter for KYW Newsradio and avid sports fan
Vince Papale, former Eagles player and broadcast sportscaster
Beasley Reece, lead sports anchor for CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57
Merrill Reese, co-owner of WBCB and the voice of the Eagles
Bill Vargus, former WTXF-TV (Channel 29) lead Sports Anchor

It all took place on Wednesday, January 18th at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the State Police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Just only minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.

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Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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