Another huge crowd at our Wednesday, September 15th luncheon. 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. Meet and greet was at noon with lunch served at 12:30 pm. The price was still $25 (no increase in 5 years).

Our moderator was Broadcast Pioneers member Dick Sheeran.

On the panel, we had:

Carol Erickson. KYW-TV, CBS 3 Meteorlogist and Reporter
Trudy Haynes, former KYW-TV, Eyewitness News reporter
Larry Kane, Former CBS 3 News Anchor & the Dean of Philly News
Al Primo, the Creator of the Eyewitness News & former News Director
Marciarose Shestack, former Eyewitness News, Channel 3 News Anchor
Ukee Washington, CBS 3 News Anchor for "Eyewitness News"

The Eyewitness News Team
KYW-TV, now CBS 3

Introductory remarks by Jon Hitchcock, President and General Manager of CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57 and Jon was introduced by Broadcast Pioneers member Steve Levy.

Plus, we had Broadcast Pioneers member "Big Al" Meltzer speaking live on the telephone with former Eyewitness News Anchors Vince Leonard and Mort Crim, both members of the Broadcast Pioneers.

Meet and greet (networking) started at 12 noon with a full-course lunch including salad, coffee or tea and dessert being served at 12:30 pm. There was also a crudité and cheese table. The cost was still only $25 per person (over five years without a price increase) and was open to all our members, any person in the industry or associated fields; both people now active and retirees. You did NOT have to be a member to attend.


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