Bill Campbell (sportscaster)
Bill Campbell (born
September 7, 1923in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a longtime sportscasterin the Philadelphiaarea.
Campbell began his broadcasting career at the age of 17 at a radio station in his hometown of Atlantic City. He moved to
Lancaster, Pennsylvaniain 1941 as a minor league baseballannouncer, and then settled in Philadelphia in 1942, where he has been ever since. He first started at WIP before moving to WCAU in 1946 as sports director, taking the same position when WCAU-TVsigned on in 1948, a post he held until 1966.
He was play-by-play announcer for the
Philadelphia Warriorsfrom their debut in 1946 until their move to San Franciscoin 1962, calling Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. He was also play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Eaglesfrom 1952 to 1966, Philadelphia Philliesfrom 1962 to 1971 and the Philadelphia 76ersfrom 1972 to 1981.
He later held down the 10 AM to noon slot at his first employer, WIP, when it switched to an all-sports format, from 1987 to 1991.
Currently, Campbell does guest appearances, voice overs, and a weekly commentary on
KYW-AMin Philadelphia. He was awarded the Curt Gowdy Award by the Basketball Hall of Famein 2005.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
William Campbell — or Bill Campbell may refer to:Canada* William Campbell (jurist) (1758–1834), Scottish born Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Upper Canada * William Campbell (governor) (c. 1731–1778), Scottish born Royal Governor of Nova Scotia and South… … Wikipedia
William Campbell (performer) — A performer named William Campbell, Bill Campbell, or Billy Campbell may be:* William Campbell (film actor) (born 1926), American actor (as of 2005, film, and on TV, Cannonball and Star Trek ) * Billy Campbell (b. 1959), American actor (as of… … Wikipedia
Dan Kelly (sportscaster) — Patrick Daniel Dan Kelly (September 17, 1936 in Ottawa, Ontario – February 10, 1989 in Chesterfield, Missouri) was a Canadian born sportscaster best known for his radio play by play coverage of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League,… … Wikipedia
Dave Campbell (infielder) — For other people named Dave Campbell, see Dave Campbell (disambiguation). Dave Campbell Infielder Born: January 14, 1942 (1942 01 14) (age 69) Manistee, Michigan … Wikipedia
Dave O'Brien (sportscaster) — Dave O Brien is an American sportscaster who currently works for ESPN, Westwood One, and the Boston Red Sox Radio Network. Contents 1 Broadcasting career 1.1 Early career 1.2 Other baseball commentatory … Wikipedia
Mark Lee (sportscaster) — Mark Lee (born in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian sportscaster for CBC Sports who has covered women s ice hockey, Olympic games and the Pan Am Games. He quarterbacked the Carleton Ravens football team for four years, graduating with a journalism… … Wikipedia
List of people from Michigan — A list of notable people from the U.S. state of Michigan. Bolding indicates places in Michigan. People from Michigan are sometimes referred to as Michiganders, Michiganians, or more rarely as Michiganites. Actors, entertainers and… … Wikipedia
By Saam — Byrum Fred By Saam, Jr. (September 11, 1914 January 16 2000) was an American sportscaster. His primary focus in his career was announcing baseball and football games in Philadelphia. Early lifeHe was born in Fort Worth, Texas; where he attended… … Wikipedia
WTSP — Infobox Broadcast call letters = WTSP city = station station slogan = News. Views. Conversations. station branding = 10 Connects (general) 10 Connects News (newscasts) analog = 10 (VHF) digital = 24 (UHF) other chs = affiliations = CBS (since… … Wikipedia
Shibe Park — Connie Mack Stadium Former names Shibe Park (1909 1953) Connie Mack Stadium (1953 1976) Location N 21st St W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA … Wikipedia