Beckley Obituaries

Beckley Obituaries

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    After graduation, he worked in radio, starting in Beckley WV then gravitating back to his native Philadelphia area, initially his hometown of Norristown, where he conducted the first sports call-in show. Two contacts proved important in Philadelphia: Tommy Roberts, owner of a radio station in Camden NJ and a thoroughbred broadcaster who was an influence on Bachrad's being "double-gaited" in his horse racing knowledge ; and the sports staff of Philadelphia's KYW Newsradio, where he quickly made his talents evident and covered the city's major sporting events for over 40 years, with a 1982 induction into the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.