KYW Traffic Reporter Charles Fricker, aka Chuck Williams, Murdered
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A KYW Newsradio traffic reporter has died — murdered, police say, in a random attack over the weekend in Olney.
His family knew him as Charles Fricker, but the rest of us heard who his voice and knew that’s Chuck Williams.
KYW traffic reporter Chuck Williams makes one of his final broadcasts on KYW Newsradio 1060 prior to his untimely death …
The 52-year-old from Waterford, Camden County was doing another of his jobs — selling insurance and checking on clients — around 3rd and Tabor mid-morning on Saturday, when cops say a guy on a bike rode up and fatally stabbed him with a 13-inch knife — all to try to steal a couple bucks.
Police found Eric Radcliff, a 22-year-old with a long rap sheet, hiding in a nearby home. Cops fired a Taser, but say he kept coming at them with the blade, so they put an end to things with a bullet to the chest.
Charlie Weirauch, Fricker’s boss at Metro Networks, says, “I liked the work he did. He was a really good man.”
A man police say tried to fight off his attacker. A man remembered as a hard-working father — and who saved us from many a traffic jam.
“…and I’m Chuck Williams in the KYW Newsradio 24-hour traffic center.”
Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060