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End of An Era: KYW Newsradio’s Harry Donahue Bids Farewell

(Co-anchor Ed Abrams, left, extends best wishes to Harry Donahue on Donahue's final day anchoring on KYW Newsradio 1060.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

(Co-anchor Ed Abrams, left, extends best wishes to Harry Donahue on Donahue’s final day anchoring on KYW Newsradio 1060. Photo by Mike Dougherty)

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By the KYW Newsradio Staff

 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Legendary morning news anchor Harry Donahue began his well-deserved retirement today, capping a 40+ year career at KYW Newsradio 1060.

Donahue bid farewell to his Delaware Valley listeners during the closing moments of his final daily broadcast, receiving applause a short time later from dozens of colleagues gathered in the KYW Newsradio newsroom for an informal party in his honor.

PHOTO GALLERY:  A Fond Farewell for Harry Donanue

Then, he gave a brief interview to CBS-3 reporter Walt Hunter.

On the air on his final  morning, Harry was praised (and good naturedly poked) by fellow morning anchor Ed Abrams, by longtime morning Accuweather meteorologist Eliot Abrams, and by Bill Roswell, who was Harry’s editor for years.

Listen to the on-air tribute for Harry Donahue (runs 8:27)…

AccuWeather’s Eliot Abrams has a poem for Harry Donahue (runs 1:24)…

Harry gets the last word (runs 55 seconds)…

 

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