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Bill Campbell: The Voice of Philadelphia Sports
by Sam Carchidi
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0975441965, Hardcover)For the past 66 years, residents of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley have been greeted by a familiar voice and face when they turn on their television and more recently, their radio. Hall of fame broadcaster Bill Campbell, has shared his voice, descriptions and face with the sports fans of Philadelphia. Bill's legendary career in broadcasting started in 1940, while he was still in high school, and he still does commentaries today for KYW 1060 AM. Along the way, Bill hosted a popular daily sports show on WCAU radio, a popular Saturday morning television show with baseball legend Connie Mack, and helped hall of fame baseball player Richie Asburn get his start in broadcasting. Bill has broadcasted games for the Philadelphia Eagles, Warriors, Sixers, and Phillies. Through it all no one has seen more pain, and glory among Philadelphia sports than Bill Campbell. He was there for the Phillies incredible collapse in 1964, the Sixers record setting 9 win and 73 loss season in 1972-1973, along with the 1960 NFL championship game, the last championship won by the Philadelphia Eagles, and Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game, a record that still stands today. In 2005, Bill received the ultimate broadcasting honor, when he was awarded the Gowdy media award, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Along the way, Bill has been named Broadcaster of the Year by the National Sports Broadcasters Association and received the Philadelphia Sportswriters Award for Outstanding service in 1989. He is also a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Sports Halls of Fame.
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