At The Editor’s Desk…

Maggi Shivane was the best known, least known person on Philadelphia! Now she’s got a face.

This entry will make no sense to most of you reading it. It’s all about a picture my friend Brandon Brooks sent me. He got it from Dick Standish. Brandon works at and Dick worked at KYW Radio in Philadelphia.

The picture itself was taken in 1975 by Sal DiMarco for the now defunct Philadelphia Bulletin and resides on the Temple University website.

KYW is an all-news station. For years they’ve featured the clickety click sound of teletype machines (recorded, since no one has used teletype machines in nearly 40 years). They’ve also given on-air credit to their off-air staff. Specifically:

“At the editor’s desk, Maggi Shivane.”

Hers was a name you could drop that everyone would know. Maggi Shivane was undoubtedly the best known, least known person on Philadelphia! Now she’s got a face.

One thought on “At The Editor’s Desk…”

  1. I remember KYW before it was all-news ­čÖé

    And I certainly remember teletype machines, since I was not infrequently the one who dashed into the back room where they clattered away to grab the latest yellow ribbon just in time for the WRTI-FM news reader (usually Bob Marek when this happened … filling in for someone who didn’t make his/her slot) to “rip-and-read” the news on the hour.

    WRTI is still the Temple U. radio station, but it’s no longer in the basement of Thomas Hall (an old church).

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