Bill Campbell

campbell bill Bill CampbellBill Campbell, known to all Philadelphia sports fans as “The Dean,” brought eight decades of experience and insight to his sports commentaries on KYW Newsradio 1060.

Campbell began his broadcasting career while still in high school in 1940 as a radio announcer in Atlantic City, NJ.   The following year he moved to Lancaster, Pa. to handle general announcing duties and cover minor league baseball.

After serving his country, he moved to Philadelphia and in 1946 was named sports director for WCAU Radio and later WCAU-TV, where he produced and broadcast daily sports programs.

His basketball broadcasting career includes work for the Philadelphia Warriors and the 76ers, during which he called Wilt Chamberlain’s famous 100-point game in Hershey, Pa.

In 1972 Campbell was named director of broadcasting for the Sixers –- a post he held until 1981. He also broadcast ‘Big Five’ college basketball in Philadelphia for many years.

From 1952 to 1966 Campbell was a play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Eagles, and in 1962 he became the play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies, a position he held until 1971.

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.

In 2005, Campbell received the coveted Curt Gowdy broadcaster award at a Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony in Springfield, Mass.

He is also a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Sports Halls of Fame.

In 2008, Bill was named “Person Of The Year” by the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.

Bill Campbell passed away on October 6th, 2014, at the age of 91.  He will be missed by his friends and colleagues at KYW Newsradio.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers (right) shakes hands with head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles after the 49ers beat the Eagles at Levi's Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Campbell: Phils End Disappointing Season, Eagles With Disappointing Loss

Bill Campbell discusses the Phillies disappointing season, the Eagles disappointing week 4 loss, and more.

09/30/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A.J. Burnett #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Campbell: Phillies, Eagles, And Goodell

Bill Campbell discusses the Phillies recent surge, the Eagles’ coaching staff, and the status of Roger Goodell.

09/12/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 28: Quarterback P.J.Walker #11 of the Temple Owls scores a touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Campbell: Navy vs. Temple

Bill Campbell looks ahead to Temple’s matchup with Navy on Saturday and discusses other sports topics.

09/05/2014

(Mo'ne Davis waits to pitch to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  Photo by Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Campbell: Mo’ne Davis Back In The News

Bill Campbell discusses the Phillies, pays tribute to David Montgomery, and talks about Mo’ne Davis back in the spotlight.

09/03/2014

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Campbell: Eagles, Phillies Updates

Bill Campbell updates us on the current state of the Phillies and Eagles.

08/30/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15: Exercise rider Willie Delgado takes Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome over the track in preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Campbell: Horse Racing, Little League, Phils, & More

Bill Campbell discusses various sports issues from Horse Racing, to the Little League World Series, and everything in between.

08/29/2014

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Campbell: On Taney Dragons, New MLB Boss And Dick Bavetta

Bill Campbell discusses the Taney Dragons, Rob Manfred and Dick Bavetta’s retirement.

08/20/2014

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The Late, Great ‘Dr. Jack’ Ramsay Honored At St. Joe’s

Over 600 people gathered to honor Jack Ramsay on Wednesday night at St. Joseph’s University.

08/14/2014

NCAA President Mark Emmert (Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Campbell: NCAA Ruling, Howard’s Hot Week, Eagles Preseason Start

Bill Campbell discusses the NCAA’s ruling, Ryan Howard’s big week, and the Eagles opening preseason loss.

08/13/2014

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Al Bagnoli Heads Into Final Season As Penn Football Coach

Bill Campbell discusses Al Bagnoli’s final season at Penn, Rory McIlroy, the Eagles, and the Phils.

08/08/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 27: General manager Ruben Amaro and manager Ryne Sandberg of the Philadelphia Phillies watch bating practice (Photo credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Campbell: Phillies Remain Status Quo At Deadline

Bill Campbell discusses the Phillies’ lack of trade deadline moves, Jim Thome, and new Flyers Hall Of Fame inductees.

Sportsradio 94WIP–08/05/2014

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Campbell: Phillies Facing Various Problems As Trade Deadline Approaches

Bill Campbell discusses the Phillies’ multitude of issues, McIlroy’s British Open win, and other topics.

07/24/2014

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LeBron Returns To Cleveland

It had been eleven days since LeBron James opened for business and he still hadn’t signed with any NBA team.

07/11/2014

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Jesse Biddle And Domonic Brown Struggling For Phils

Bill Campbell discusses struggling young Phillies, as well as some other sports topics.

07/03/2014

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The Phillies Really Make You Wonder Sometimes

The Phillies have become a real puzzle of late. There are days on which they look like they can play with anyone. There are other days when they really make you wonder.

06/30/2014

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