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Bill Campbell

campbell bill Bill CampbellBill Campbell, known to all Philadelphiasports fans as “The Dean,” brings nearly seven 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.

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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

Cincinnati Reds v Philadelphia Phillies

Bill Campbell: On Cody Asche, The Phillies And Kershaw’s No Hitter

Bill Campbell discusses Cody Asche, the Phillies and Clayton Kershaw’s perfect game.

06/26/2014

Starting pitcher Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the second inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Blog: Things Are Improving For The Phillies

Cliff Lee is close to returning to the mound and the Phillies are playing better baseball lately. Lee took a measurable step toward getting back in stride early this week.

06/20/2014

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

Bill Campbell: On St. Joe’s Baseball, Phillies, and Eagles

Bill Campbell discusses St. Joe’s baseball, the Phillies, and the Eagles.

06/11/2014

Cliff Lee (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bill Campbell: On Phillies, Eagles And The Preakness

A crowd of 41,959 was on its feet as native son, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels took the field, giving his a long standing ovation that Trout later said gave him “chills.”

05/16/2014

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No More Tantrums

There are new rules in baseball this year that threaten to take some of the excitement out of the game. The expanded replay rules allow a manager to exit the dugout and walk to the umpire and ask for a replay if a disputed call occurs. It’s all very civilized.

04/17/2014

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the 1st inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Phillies Home Opener Pushed Back

I wonder when the last opening day to a baseball season was cancelled. It happened to the Phillies this week.

04/10/2014

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