Delco Native, ‘The Godfather of Philadelphia Sports’ Announces Retirement

Ray Didinger announces his retirement on the air at 94WIP.
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Ray Didinger.

Ray Didinger, a sports media legend in the Delaware Valley who was born and raised in Delaware County, has announced his retirement on his SportsRadio94WIP radio show with Glen Macnow, writes Andrew Porter for

“Sunday, May 29 will be my final show,” Didinger said. “I am ready to transition from Ray Didi to grandpop.”

Didinger, 75, is a Temple University graduate who covered the NFL for The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Philadelphia Daily News for more than 25 years.

In 1995, he made the writers honor roll in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Didinger worked as a senior producer at NFL Films. On NBC Sports, he was an Eagles TV analyst.

Known as “The Godfather” of Philadelphia sports, Didinger was well recognized in the area as a radio host on various SportsRadio94WIP shows, especially the midday show with Macnow.

Didinger was recognized as PA Sportswriter of the Year five times and was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

He is considered one of the most respected analysts in the history of Philadelphia.

You can listen to a 2018 interview with Didinger about his life, career, and path to success here.

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