Don was born on Thursday, May 23, 1940.

Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. the polka-playing Zimpfer wasn't kept on staff after his contract expired March 31. who started with the station in 1994 doing sports for Philadelphia radio legend Don Cannon, Zimpfer’s employment situation was a bit complex. Singer Janis Ian and Member Don Cannon One of our D. J.’s is missing this morning, and every morning, R. I. P. Cannon in the morning, R. I. P. Jack Coll writes a bi-monthly music column called “Talkin Music With Jack,” these articles can be found at Are you listening to me? As I grew older I came to terms with what a radio station was, and what it did, I was just fine listening to guys like Ken Garland, Bill Weber, and Tom Moran, but then I found WIBG sometime in 1963 or 64, I can’t remember but man they were the hip station, I remember Rockin Joe Niagara, he was he man, WIBBAGE.
“It's a shame they didn't feel the same way.” Zimpfer’s employment situation was a bit complex. Don was our morning show host from March 1990 to June 2004.

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Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Valley Forge National Historical Park, Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring the Pinelands and Wharton State Forest, Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Rocks State Park. WOGL, the radio station where Cannon last worked in Philadelphia, put up a tribute page on its web site. At WIFI Cannon worked with Dennis Malloy, a comic impressionist and Cannon would talk to different personalities on the phone throughout the morning, Cannon would be talking and you would hear the phone ringing in the background, he would say “excuses me while I get this,” it would be Malloy imitating Mayor Frank Rizzo, or Mayor Bad Wilson, referring to Wilson Goode. During the lunchtime hour and while in the middle of a block by the Kinks, Robert took the time to acknowledge the passing of Don Cannon. According to Zimpfer, management at WOGL assured him they would hire him on staff months before the station’s contract with iHeartMedia expired, noting that iHeartMedia took the unusual step of waiving his non-compete clause so he could take the job. All Rights Reserved, The e-mail address of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia is [email protected]. ", This search result is here to prevent scraping, Donald Trump at Wharton: Fact Checking the President’s Time at Penn, The No-BS Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Is Surprisingly Complicated, Sorry, Marc Vetri, But Philly Isn't Buying Your B.S. Our friend and radio legend Don Cannon passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 22.

I remember Don stating that he felt at home on the oldies station back with Hy lit and a number of other on air personalities like Mike St. John, Christy Springfield and Charlie Bennett. I spoke with Don at the shore on a number of occasions including the night he introduced Chubby Checker on stage, Gary U. S. Bonds, and I think   Martha Reeves played the same night. I remember taking pictures of Martha on the boardwalk, after heading back into the casino following the show and I remember seeing Gary U. S. Bonds on a pay phone inside the casino talking and laughing following the show.

WIBBAGE on air jocks were the best, the station was the coolest, how cool was it? “This week, I'll be used as a guest NFL draft correspondent,” Zimpfer said. As Don would say, “It’s 6:15 on a Monday you better get a move on it, I know, tough weekend,” I can still hear him saying that. All photos and articles copyright held by Jack and Brian Coll. He appeared on, “In the end, CBS offered up only a ‘take it or leave it’ deal that could have cost me tens of thousands of dollars,”, . When you thought of morning drive, you had to think of Don Cannon.

Member Don Cannon official WOGL Photo 2000 "Dean of Philadelphia Morning Radio," Broadcast Pioneers member Don Cannon woke up the Delaware Valley every weekday, plus local news, weather, traffic, sports and the latest in entertainment news for years for decades. A WOGL spokeswoman said there were no plans to replace Zimpfer, and the Breakfast Club would continue to be hosted by Marilyn Russell and Frank Lewis.

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Cannon was known as "The Dean of Philadelphia Radio." Don worked on so many major Philly radio stations and hosted many morning shows.

Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You Don Cannon? Don Cannon could also be seen as host of “Inside Golf” Saturday nights on the Comcast Sports Network.

He was born in New York but started working in Philadelphia radio at a young age, and Philly became his true home.

In late December, longtime host Valerie Knight announced on Twitter that the company cut her loose after a nearly 15-year career with the station.

This is very rare in the radio business where any part of any station would ever mention another station on the air, but as I stated WMMR is the class of Philadelphia Radio and a station that has been known to bend the rules and the listeners have come to expect nothing less of the area’s top DJ Robert. A Philadelphia radio legend, Don Cannon, has passed away.

He was 74. You may remember that in the original Rocky movie, when the morning alarm clock goes off for Rocky’s run, it is Cannon’s voice on the radio: On a personal note, my first job in broadcasting was at WFIL radio where Don Cannon was the host of the morning show, one of the original “Boss Jocks.” He was kind and supportive to a very young broadcaster. Cannon was a stunt man, he could find key words that just sounded good coming out of his mouth, “Captain Fantastic  and the Brown Dirt Cowboy,” “don’t do it” he would say as he introduced “Someone  Saved My Life Tonight” by Elton John, as if to say don’t get married, he loved playing Rod Stewart. Cannon had a pretty good morning show back in the early 1990’s with Jennifer Stephens, Captain Bill and later Bill Zimpfer. Don is survived by his wife Terri, two sons and two granddaughters. “I told them I haven't been working 40 years in radio to start giving things back, and decided to keep working under my iHeartMedia contract.”.

circa 1970. Cannon (aka Dominic Canzano) also hosted of "Inside Golf" Saturday nights on the Comcast Sports Network, and he was a big Eagles fan.

Consider this, top radio stations today because of the amount of stations available to the listeners might get nine to ten percent of the listening audience tuned in to their station, and that is the number one station in Philadelphia.
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Even Rocky woke up to "The Dean of Philadelphia Radio.

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