Friday, October 8, 2010

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #492



PHOTO INDEX: WARM SPORTS BROADCASTER KELLY REED AND FLOYD RAYFORD OF THE RED BARONS (CIRCA 1990) AND KELLY AT AN OUTDOOR BOXING EVENT ON A RAINY NIGHT.

KELLY REED

Since this is my favorite time of year in terms of sports, (baseball playoffs and the emergence of the NFL season) I thought it fitting to profile a leader in area sports casting. She was a pioneer. Kelly Reed existed long before Pat Porro or Charlotte McBride from WNEP TV. She was a ground breaker in pioneering women’s sports broadcasting. Reed started out as a night time disc jockey on Magic 93 but gradually matriculated over to WARM Radio. She did the Morning Sports during drive time in the late 80s and early 90s and was a frequent fixture at Red Baron games, high school football and basketball events plus any sport the Mighty 590 wound up covering or promoting. Whether it was an Old Timer’s Day at the ballpark or female boxing, Kelly Reed was there to lend her expertise and perspective. Kelly Reed was one of those broadcasters who made an impact on WARM and its audience. Reportedly she is back in the New York area still doing sports.

2 comments:

goren1 said...
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goren1 said...

Dear Mr.Yonki, I am using my friends E-mail because I don't have my own. The picture of Kelly Reed, who is a friend of mine, was taken with Red Barons pitcher Ken Howell. that is not My other buddy Floyd Rayford. You're on the money indicating that Kelly was the first female sportscaster in the area. the young lady presently at Channel 16 is Sharla McBride, not Charlotte Mc Bride. I just thought that i would inform you without being critical. I enjoy your nostalgic look into the past on local TV & Radio. I hope to meet you someday. Sincerely, John Davies Public Address Announcer & Historian.....SWB Red Barons.