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Former WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Porter Remembered

Mr. Porter Passed Away Friday, Sept. 27, In Myrtle Beach, S.C.
(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Steve Porter, one of the radio journalists who helped launch the all-new format at WCBS 880, is being remembered for his many achievements in broadcasting.

Mr. Porter died Friday, Sept. 27, at the age of 73.

In 1967, Mr. Porter was the very first anchor to be heard when the all-news radio format debuted on WCBS 880, according to BroadcastPioneers.com. He was part of the original WCBS 880 all news team that also included Charles Osgood – now of “CBS News Sunday Morning” and CBS Radio’s “The Osgood File; the late Ed Bradley of “60 Minutes” fame; and sports broadcasting legend Pat Summerall.

Two years earlier, Mr. Porter had helped launch the all-news format at KYW 1060 in Philadelphia, where he was also the first anchor on the air for the new format.

He later covered the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations with NBC Radio, before settling in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and buying a share of local station WRNN in the early 1990s, according to CBS affiliate WBTW-TV, Myrtle Beach.

Mr. Porter became host of the morning show at the station, contributing local radio and television stations and for the Myrtle Beach Herald, WBTW reported. He also taught extension courses at Coastal Carolina University, the newspaper reported.

A memorial service was held this past Wednesday in Myrtle Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Long Bay Symphony, Parkway Center, 950-48th Ave. North, Suite 202, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, according to WBTW.

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