Bill 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.
With 6 down and a bunch to go, here’s the way the NFL is shaping up.
Instead of being limited to 15 scholarships for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016, O’Brien can sign 20 players for next year and a full roster for 2015.
The Eagles lost a game they could have and should have won last Sunday. They couldn’t contain San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, who threw for 410 yards, completing 36 of 47 passes without an interception. That was their most significant failure. But what the game amounted to was third downs.
Last Monday, Chip Kelly discussed the Eagles’ quarterback situation with his full coaching staff.
By Bill Campbell Charlie Manuel When Charlie Manuel began his career in Philadelphia which resulted in him tallying up 1,000 wins, he was not the most popular guy in town. However, as he moved [...]
I was watching the Phillies in the middle of last week and, for one of the few times this season, I felt a bit of encouragement for the future.
If you thought that Saturday’s 10-0 Phillies loss to Detroit was bad, it turns out the Phils were just scratching the surface.
The question of whether the Phillies will be buyers or sellers in the trade market is no longer of major importance.
By Bill Campbell Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson played very well in the U.S. Open at Merion a few weeks back and looked to be a factor from the very first day. But he lost to [...]
The coverage of the All Star Baseball Game never fails to remind me of Johnny Callison.
By Bill Campbell I was browsing though a magazine recently and discovered that during the 1920’s there were 4 living legends in sports that everyone knew: Babe Ruth in baseball, Red Grange in football, Jack [...]
With most of the media flying the surrender flags and clamoring for action on the Phillies trade front, here is a list of personnel under consideration for possible moves and how each stands in relationship to their trade agreements.
We won’t be seeing the Phillies at home at Citizens Bank Park for another 10 days.
You’d be surprised how that quality stands out with even greater significance as the years keep rolling along.
By Bill Campbell The Eagles And The OTAs: The Eagles have had nearly full participation in their previous three sessions of organized team activities. However, those OTA’s were strictly voluntary. The final OTA which began [...]