Harry Donahue, the morning co-anchor at KYW Newsradio, is retiring after more than 40 years at the station.
Donahue began waking up the Delaware Valley on KYW Newsradio 35 years ago, and was the primary anchor for coverage of some of the region’s biggest news stories, including the mass conducted by Pope John Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and championship celebrations for both the Phillies and the 76ers. He covered two Super Bowl appearances by the Eagles. Donahue was also on the air during Philadelphia’s first violent confrontation with the group MOVE and during the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“Harry’s voice is one of Philadelphia’s most familiar, and his contributions to KYW are immeasurable,” said Marc Rayfield, the station’s general manager. “He is a consummate professional and will be sorely missed by our many listeners who set their alarms to 1060 each morning, as well as those who have worked with him all these years.”
Donahue is also the play-by-play announcer for Temple University athletics. He’ll continue that role into retirement.