Local (Wilmington/Philly) Radio & TV Personalities/Programs

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AM RADIO STATIONS:
WAMS, 1380Kc (Est. 1947) #1 #2 #3
WDEL, 1150Kc (Est. 1922) #1 #2 #3
WILM, 1450Kc (Est. 1928) #1 #2 #3 #4
WNRK, 1260Kc
WTUX, 1290Kc (Est. 1947)
FM RADIO STATIONS:
WDEL, 93.7Mc
WJBR-FM, 99.5Mc (Est. 1956) Started out playing classical music. Was also licensed by the FCC for experimental stereo broadcasting in late 1950s and was one of the pioneer stations to fully broadcast in stereo.
WSTW, 93.7Mc
TELEVISION STATIONS:
WDEL-TV, Channel 7, NBC & DuMont (March, 1949 to 1951) #1 #2 #3
WDEL-TV, Channel 12, NBC & DuMont (1951 to 1955) Same
WPFH-TV, Channel 12 (1955 to 1957) Same
WVUE-TV, Channel 12 (1957 to September, 1958) Same
WHYY-TV, Channel 12, PBS (September, 1963) Same
BROADCAST PERSONALITIES (Local):
Richard 'Dick' Aydelotte, WDEL
Jack Barry, WAMS
Mel Berman, WAMS
Dan Casey, WILM, WAMS
Pat Ciarrocchi, WAMS (Padua Academy, 1970)
Charlie Collins, WILM, WDEL-TV
Johnny Cornwell, WDEL
Bob Cunningham, WILM
Art Curley, WILM
Lee Davis, WAMS
Scott Dayton (real name Roy C. Pollitt), WILM, WNRK, WAMS
Dave Eldridge, WAMS
Bill Frank, WILM
Frank Gallagher, WILM
Willie Gaylord, WAMS
Gary Geers, WDEL-TV/KYW-TV
Dick Graham, WDEL, WAMS
'Colonel' Dave Herman, broadcast from Brandywine Raceway
Mitch Hill, WAMS, WFIL
Dick Holmes, WILM, WAMS
Roger Holmes, WAMS (Last heard on WVUD)
Bill Horleman, WDEL
Tom Hopkins, WILM
Lowell Howard, WAMS
Harry Hubbell, WILM
Burke Hull, WDEL
Carl Jones, WILM
Bill Kelley, WDEL
Bob Kop, WAMS
Rod Lea, WAMS
Robert Mercer, WDEL
Gene Miles, WAMS
Joe Mosbrook, WDEL
Del Parks, WILM
Joe Pyne, WILM, WVCH (First 'Talk Radio' personality)
John Rago, WJBR
John Reynolds, WJBR
Art "Bud" Rogerson, WILM
Bill Smith, WAMS
Harvey Smith, WDEL
Jack Stant, WILM
Mitch Thomas, WILM
Jim Termine, WTUX
Dean Tyler (Real name is Tyler Finch) WAMS, WILM, WPEN
John Watson, WILM
PERSONALITIES (Philadelphia)
'Happy the Clown', WFIL-TV
Lee Dexter, 'Bertie the Bunyip'
Larry Ferrari, WFIL-TV
Bill Webber, 'Wee Willie Webber', WFIL-TV
Pixanne, WCAU-TV
John Facenda, WCAU-TV
Gene London
Sally Starr, WFIL-TV
Chief Halftown, WFIL-TV
Captain Noah
Jim O'Brien, WFIL-TV
The Geator, Jerry Blavat
Gunnar Back, WFIL-TV
Stan Lee Broza, 'The Children's Hour', WCAU-TV
Gene and Joan Crane, WCAU-TV
Hy Lit, WIBG
Alan Scott, WPTZ
Larry Kane, WFIL-TV, WRCV-TV, WCAU-TV
Jim Gardner
Pete Boyle, WPTZ
Bill Hart, WCAU-TV
Bob Horn, 'Bandstand' (preceded Dick Clark), WFIL-TV
Dick Clark, 'American Bandstand', WFIL-TV
Ed Hurst
Byrum (By) Saam, Phillies baseball
Bill Campbell, Phillies baseball
John Zacherle 'Roland', Shock Theatre), WCAU-TV
'Miss Claire', WFIL-TV, Romper Room
Mr. Rivits, WPTZ-TV
Lorenzo the Clown (Hobo)
Joey Reynolds
Willie the Worm, WCAU-TV
TALK RADIO PERSONALITIES (Philadelphia)
Bob Grant, WCAU, WWDB
Dominic Quinn, WCAU, WWDB
Susan Bray, WCAU, WWDB
Al Julius, WCAU
Bill Corsair, WCAU
Wynn Moore, WWDB
Jim Corea, WWDB
Stan Majors, WWDB
Richard Hayes, WWDB
Ken James, WWDB
Jerry Williams, WWDB
Irv Homer, WCAU, WWDB
Paul W. Smith, WWDB
Bernard Meltzer, WCAU
Frank Ford, WWDB
Joel A. Spivak, WCAU, WWDB

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Created: February 20, 2018
Revised: June 30, 2018