(Left to right) Patti Lattanzi, Ed Harvey, Lou Costello & Johnny Lerro Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at the Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
On Wednesday, March 17, 2004, several of the WVLT team lunched at the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia meeting at the Bala Golf Club in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.
In this picture (dressed in the green for St. Patrick's Day) is Philadelphia Talk Show legend Ed Harvey. In the fifties, sixties and seventies, Ed Harvey was a mainstay on WCAU Radio. It was he whom all others looked to in order to lead the way. He was the very first Delaware Valley air talent to take callers on the air where you could actually hear the person on the phone. Previously, the host talked on the phone and just repeated what the caller said (you couldn't hear the person's voice). Ed is married to Marge Wieting, one of the first female disc jockeys in the United States.
WVLT personnel on hand were Lou Costello (heard Daily from 10 am until 1 pm and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm on Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT), Patti Lattanzi (Thursday 7 to 8 pm) and Johnny Lerro (Saturdays at 6 pm). Also in attendance were WVLT/WMIZ Consultant Gerry Wilkinson (Vice-President of the Broadcast Pioneers) and former Cruisin' 92.1 air talent Dave Michaels.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia is an organization made up of over 300 Delaware Valley broadcasters including a dozen from Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT!