Bob Nelson
KYW Newsradio

By the time the 1968 Presidential Elections came around, KYW Newsradio was just about 3 years old. The format had been tweaked. For example, the taped teletype in the background got a little louder than in 1965.

We have a clip from Thursday, August 8, 1968. Here, the news is announced that former Vice-President Richard Nixon who just received the GOP nomination the night before had selected Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew to be his running mate. The newscaster is Bob Nelson. By the way, we are aware that this clip has some distortion but decided to use it anyhow. The quality was vastly improved in 2016, 15 years after we first posted it.

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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Indentification of Bob Nelson made by Broadcast Pioneers member Bill Bransome
Audio clip donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Gerry Wilkinson

Audio clip used with the permission and authority of KYW Newsradio

Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Roger Hendler
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