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Well, fuck
Gary Papa, long-ago WVBR alum and Philadelphia media legend, died today almost six years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was both news director and sports director at WVBR in the late '70s, and was Action News sports director at WPVI-TV, a Philadelphia station he joined as a weekend sportscaster in 1981. He was 54.

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fyrfitrmedic From: fyrfitrmedic Date: June 19th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I met Gary Papa at the taping of a local late-night show a number of years ago; he seemed like a decent guy in person as well as during his seemingly inexhaustible coverage of Philly sports.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: June 19th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hadn't seen him in quite a while, but he used to turn up for one alumni event or another.
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: June 19th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for your loss.
seastar From: seastar Date: June 20th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear that, Mark.
kaitl From: kaitl Date: June 20th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
My mom watches 6ABC News in Philly every day... so I used to see Gary Papa on tv all the time. A sad day :(
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