Friday, June 16, 2006

Former WNEP anchor dies

Former WNEP anchorman John Glawe has died. While you may not remember his anchoring (after all, it was in the 1960s and 1970s), you might remember him best as a Dialing for Dollars host.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How very, very pathetic. You A-holes who think you know everything about NEPA television news and feel te need to comment on the total waste of skin like Al Zobel and Frank Shimkus HAVE nothing to say about a legend like John. You come into this market, leave your stain and go. I am so sure you have no idea who he was, but let me assure you he laid the foundation for what you're standing/sitting on today....especially at 16.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a way, I agree. In another, I think you're pathetic for spewing your judgemental sewage all over people on this blog. Why not show Mr. Glawe some respect and say some nice things about the man? Why not enlighten those who don't know him as to just who he was? Why turn this into a forum all about you, and let it be a nice and fitting memorial to John Glawe. In short, why don't you get lost...

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a hoot! As I read this, there are only two replies to the post about Glawe, and both posters seem to know something about him. Yet both posters pass on the opportunity to educate us about the man. For some reason they turn on the blog itself. I just don't get people sometimes. If you don't like what is written here, don't visit. And if you think something nice needs to be written, then go ahead and write! Yet both posters did the opposite. They read what they cannot stand to read, and took a pass when they felt something positive needed to be stated. How sad and pathetic. They just don't seem to understand the fine art of communication. Perhaps they are frustrated journalists or professional spin doctors. The first time I was on TV in the market was on Dialing for Dollars... that show gave me my big break. I later went on to earn a prize on Hatchy Milatchy. Or was it a Tootsie Roll?

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John did a great job at a time when tv news was the main source of information for most people. The graphics, if there were any, weren't flashy, film instead of video tape, no live or very little, but it laid the ground work for what was to come.

Remember Franklin Coslet, not sure on the spelling and John Perry, again not sure on the name at 22?

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have got to say though I don't remember Mr Glawe as an anchor, Dialing for Dollars was an institution at my house. In fact we actually won one time and EVERYBODY knew. I saw so many movies I never would have seen. And who could forget those theme weeks? Monster week et al. I think the local television 16 did made the station what it was and boosted their news. We laugh now how corny stuff may have been, but we all have pleasant memories of Gerbel Races, Bowling for Dollars, Uncle Ted's ghoul school and of course, Hatchy Milatchy. What is the Count and the Amount?

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three from the top at fifteen dollars.

R.I.P. John

12:56 PM  
Blogger Philly... said...

I remember Mr. Glawe doing what then, was called, simply--"WNEP News"...if I remember correctly, there may have been another man who followed him--John Foster. Anyway--I remember John Glawe stepping down when "WNEP-TV News Service" made its short-lived debut--followed by "NEWSwatch16". Mr. Glawe continued to host "Dialing for Dollars" and the ever populer "Super G Races..."

2:20 PM  
Blogger D.B. Echo said...

Sometimes when we're making a conference call at work and the phone is ringing and the party at the other end isn't answering, I will solemnly intone "We're looking for the count...and the amount." Often if the person on the other end does pick up, it's to barely suppressed giggles from our end. I am nothing if not professional.

The thing that suprised me the most was Mr. Glawe's age. 75? That means he was in his 40's back in the 1970's! He sure seemed a heck of a lot older back then! Or maybe it just seems that way when you're a little kid.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have fond memories of Dialing For Dollars. I grew up with that along with Ms. Judy.

RIP, indeed.

And how very very pathetic one person would turn an obit piece into another opportunity to bash Shimkus and Zobel. Get over it already.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I'm the first poster and I apologize. I was drunk when I posted, but I'm glad because I got this discussion started. Actually, I remember John Glawe for the twinkle in his eye. The camera loved him. But I still think there are alot of A-holes ut there today.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a true broadcast pioneer in NEPA TV. Much could be learned from such pros as him and the many years he was in the business from the anchor desk to Dailing for Dollars to him working on the NEP sat truck. Sorry to see him pass on. RIP

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I just had one of those strange flashbacks. Remember when they used to have Turkey day match ups of the big high school football rivals? I remember one time they kept showing this one flag girl during the Meyers-GAR game. I don't remember her first name, but distinctly remember that her last was Glawe...Coincidence? I think not. I also agree with the age thing. I thought he was much older. Thanks for the memories Mr. Glawe. R.I.P.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember as a kid calling my grandmother, telling her I was calling from Dailing for Dollars and asking the count and the amount....oh the fun day of pranking...

10:36 AM  

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