Philly Broadcaster Frank Ford Dies

Longtime Philadelphia radio announcer Frank Ford has died at age 92.

Ford, whose real name was Eddie Felbin, died Tuesday. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Ford's wife, Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham.

Ford began working in radio in 1937 as an announcer for WHAT and later worked for many other stations. He retired in 2000, when WWDB-FM switched from a news-talk format to a music format.

Ford met Abraham in 1956 when she was 16 and he was 40; she was the babysitter for his daughter from a previous marriage. They married 20 years later.

A public memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Joseph Levine & Son, Philadelphia. Burial is in Haym Salomon Memorial Park.

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