Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Philly Radio: Longtime KYW Newsman Bill Roswell Retires

Bill Roswell
After 35-years, KYW 1060 AM newsman Bill Roswell has retired.

As KYW Newsradio’s Director of Digital News and Media, Bill Roswell (a member of the Broadcast Pioneers) expanded the station’s "All News All The Time" format during his more than 30 years with the station.

Bill joined KYW Newsradio in December of 1980. Before that, he worked at WCAM (now WEMG) Radio in Camden, was a reporter with the Courier-Post newspaper in South Jersey, and was news editor with the Suburban Newspaper Group in Cherry Hill. He received a journalism degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).

Born in Washington, DC, Bill graduated from Cherry Hill High School West. It was at Cherry Hill West that he began his radio career by broadcasting the morning announcements over the school's public address system. Bill started working at WCAM right out of high school as a news anchor, reporter and DJ, and was a stringer news reporter for several area radio stations, including WCAU and WIBG.

At KYW Newsradio, Bill has reported on and helped direct coverage of many of the biggest events in the station’s history, including the 1985 Move confrontation, Live Aid and Live 8, and the elections of Pope Benedict in 2005 and Pope Francis in 2013. He has receiving numerous awards over the years, including an Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II.

On Friday evening, November 22, 2013, Bill Roswell was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame."

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