RIP..TV Pioneer Gene Crane

Gene Crane, a legendary Philadelphia broadcaster with a career spanning half a century, has passed away. Crane died peacefully on Monday August 26, 2019 at the age of 99, according to his stepdaughter.
Crane’s career in broadcasting began in 1941 when he worked as an announcer at WJTN Radio while attending Syracuse University in Jamestown, New York. He then served four years in the United States Army in World War II before moving to Philadelphia in 1946, where he worked as a radio announcer for WCAU. After being let go and working briefly at WIP, Crane returned to "WCAU-TV 10" as one of Philadelphia's pioneer television personalities.


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