WCAU Sports Legend Bill Campbell Dies at 91

By Mark Joyella 

Bill_CampbellThe man known as “the dean of Philadelphia sportscasters, Bill Campbell, has died. He was 91. Over eight decades, Campbell did it all, becoming the sports director for WCAU radio in 1946, and later leading the sports department at WCAU-TV. The CBS owned station reflected on his epic career:

“He was the essence of, I guess you could say, ‘color radio,’ ” noted Harry Donahue, recently retired KYW Newsradio anchor and voice of Temple football and basketball. “Because when you listened to him, it wasn’t just the voice, but you got the feeling of what was going on.”

“Bill Campbell was the broadcaster that so many people of my generation grew up worshiping,” said longtime voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese.