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Flyers mourn passing of Bill Campbell

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers join all sports fans throughout the greater Philadelphia region in mourning the loss of a true legend, Bill Campbell.

Bill Campbell was a legendary sportscaster in the Philadelphia area. Campbell began his broadcasting career at the age of 17 at a radio station in his hometown of Atlantic City.

He settled in Philadelphia in 1942, where he started at WIP before moving to WCAU in 1946 as sports director, taking the same position when WCAU-TV signed on in 1948, a title he held until 1966.

Campbell was play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Warriors until 1962, calling Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game.

He was also play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952–66, Philadelphia Phillies from 1963–70 and Philadelphia 76ers from 1972–81.

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Campbell into their Hall of Fame in 1999 and named him their Person of the Year in 2008. Campbell was awarded the Curt Gowdy Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

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