Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Betsy and Barbara Brookshier
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Well, here was another luncheon bigger than the other one. It was our very own tribute to one of our members, Tom Brookshier.

We had a wonderful time as we celebrated "Brookie's" life. There were stories by the ton. It all took place at the beautiful Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia! Just minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 plus the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.

Our moderator was Brookie's Channel 10 colleague, Bill Baldini. On the panel we had:

Bill Campbell, the Dean of Philadelphia Sports Broadcasting
Angelo Cataldi of the WIP Radio Morning Show
Jim Gallagher, former Eagles Press Guy for 47 years
Tommy McDonald, former Eagles player and sportscaster
Al Meltzer, former TV Sports Director & Play-by-play

Plus Tom's wife, Barbara Brookshier and his daughter, Betsy joined us for the afternoon. We heard from Pat Summerall and Jack Whitaker live on the telephone.

At this luncheon, we awarded thirteen $1,000 scholarships to our college student winners. This year, the number and dollar figure was at an all-time record high. Our entries were also at a record high; 302 students.


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Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Michael Muderick
Audio orginally donated by Broadcast Pioneers members Dave Michaels & Bill Gellhaus
Video courtesy of MetraMedia Studios and Broadcast Pioneers member Brad Seecof
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