Legendary Philadelphia Sports Journalist Ray Didinger Coming to Uptown! in September

Ray Didinger
Image via Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.
Ray Didinger.
Uptown Performing Arts Center

Avid listeners of sports radio in the region will not want to miss this intimate evening with legendary sports journalist Ray Didinger on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Didinger is coming to at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester to talk about his latest book, Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartaches. The evening begins with a VIP reception in the Univest Cabaret at 6 PM, and at 7 PM audiences will gather in the A. Roy Smith Mainstage for a personal presentation from Didinger and interview by Glen Macnow, his WIP radio partner for 21 years.

The evening will close with an audience Q&A. VIP tickets including  the reception and an autographed copy of the book are $120 and standard tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Audiences can enjoy the experience with one of two options: The VIP Package includes a signed copy of Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartaches with a private wine and cheese reception and photos in the Univest Cabaret from 6 to 6:45 PM. Standard tickets include the main event which starts at 7 PM on the Mainstage. More signed copies will be available in the lobby at Mac’s Foxhole Lounge for $30 that evening. 

Recently retired after a distinguished 53-year career in sports media, Didinger was the first print journalist inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and as a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News, he was named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year five times.

This event takes a look back at his career covering the Philadelphia sports scene. Didinger is the only print journalist to cover the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Championships, the Phillies 1980 World Series Championship, the 76ers Championship in 1983-84 and the Philadelphia Eagles victory in Super Bowl 52.

Additionally, Didinger was a talk show host on 94 WIP Sports Radio and a football analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia for more than 25 years.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 North High Street. For more information and tickets to this exclusive Special Event visit the website

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