Delaware County Press Club’s ‘Power of Radio’

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The Delaware County Press Club Presents The Power of Radio Communications: Jan 17th

The Delaware County Press Club has assembled a panel of radio personalities and professionals to discuss “The Power of Radio Communications” and the changes shaping the radio landscape for their January 17, 2018 lunch at The Springhaven Club, 600 South Providence Road, Wallingford.

Steve Butler is the director of news and programming at KYW Newsradio, where he oversees the on-air and newsroom staff of 70 people who have helped keep KYW the number one radio station in Philadelphia.  Butler is also VP/Radio News for the CBS Radio station group, acting as corporate liaison for the eight all-news stations owned by the company.

Sara Lomax-Reese is the President and CEO of WURD Radio, LLC, Pennsylvania’s only African-American owned talk radio station. Lomax-Reese is credited with transforming WURD Radio from a struggling legacy talk radio station to a multi-media, multi-platform communications company providing cutting edge original programming on air, online and through community events. The most recent milestone is expanding 900AM-WURD to the FM dial, now simulcasting on both 900AM and 96.1FM.

Joe Morinelli is celebrating his 50th year in the sound and audio fields. In January 2013 Morinelli launched Radio Voice Italia, a weekly Italian/American themed live broadcast. The internet radio program garners a global following.  Morinelli was part of the White House Advance Team which designed and engineered the outdoor sound system for Gerald R. Ford’s Bicentennial Address at Independence Hall.

Morgan began his career in radio at the age of 15 on WICK in Scranton, PA. He has worked at WYSP in Philadelphia, WWSW-AM/WPEZ-FM in Pittsburgh, WMMR, WIBG, WDAS-FM, WIFI-FM and WMGK in Philadelphia. In August 1967, Morgan launched Philadelphia’s first album oriented station, WIFI-FM.  In all but the WWSW/WPEZ stints he served as an on-air talent in the Philadelphia area.

Morgan has won numerous awards for his management and on-air skills as well as his creative use of radio. He has produced several albums for such record companies as United Artists, Polydor and was on staff at Arista Records for two years. A recent Broadcast Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee, Morgan produced many of the award winning live radio broadcasts heard on WMMR.

Marilyn Russell is on the 98.1 WOGL Breakfast Club. A Philadelphia native, Russell started in radio in 1993 at Philly’s modern rock, 103.9 WDRE. Alternative music was just beginning to take hold and Russell hosted the new music show and local music show. She was also the station’s music director. In 1998 she hosted mornings with co-hosts Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison at Y100. Russell then joined Greater Media in 2003 where she worked at both WMGK and the Ben FM morning show.

Andie Summers has been waking up country music fans in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties on 92.5 XTU since 1999.  During her 20 plus years in the business, she has earned the love of her listeners and respect of the country music community winning several awards including the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Best Major Market Personality.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by buffet lunch at noon. The public is welcome to all Press Club lunches.  Cost for January’s lunch is $25 for members, non-members, guests and walk-ins, payable by cash or check at the door.

 

Please RSVP at thepressclubpa.org/speakers by noon January 15.

 

 

About the Delaware County Press Club

Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club comprises professionals, active or retired, from the fields of communications, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing and photojournalism, as well as communications teachers and students and professionals in allied fields.