PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If KYW Newsradio moves its studios to a new Philadelphia location — it must be March.
The first of the moves that staffers of the past 50 years can recall was from the station’s iconic building at 1619 Walnut Street. It was the place where All-News Radio was launched in Philadelphia.
Those who worked there recall anchors and writers working alongside each other on both sides of a long, high desk, presided over by a no-nonsense editor named Maggie Schiavane. A two-way radio connected reporters in their mobile units. Police radios blared in the background.
Then in 1972, six-and-a-half years after the dawn of Newsradio, we packed our electronic bags and headed for historic Independence Mall. As the nation approached it’s bicentennial celebrations, our corner at 5th and Market would be in the center of an event filled city.
But there were two more moves in store.
Eight years ago, KYW planted its flag a block away at 4th and Market, where from a high rise perch, our studios offered imposing views of the Delaware river and beyond.
Last year saw the latest move to rejoin our sister station, CBS3, in Spring Garden.