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The John DeBella Farewell Happy Hour turned into a great way for a local legend to interact with listeners face-to-face one last time.

It took place at Parx Casino in Bensalem on Wednesday, June 21. The packed house enjoyed a meet and greet with John, a creative slideshow with priceless photos from his career, and some entertaining chatter from his good friends Pierre Robert and Bill Weston.

John DeBella Farewell

John will retire after a legendary career spanning over 48 years, 41 of them in the Philadelphia market, going all the way back to his days on The Morning Zoo on MMR and extending to the past 21 years at MGK.

It’s been an eventful month leading up to his final show on June 30. Follow along with our 41 & Done tributes.

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia also celebrated his achievements with a luncheon on Wednesday.

The accolades came just five days after the record-breaking Veterans Radiothon. The charity fundraiser brought in over $219,000 for the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia.

The Radio Hall of Fame has also nominated DeBella for their class of 2023 just a few months after the Philadelphia Music Alliance honored him on their Walk of Fame.

He’s taught listeners to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” and they showed up in full force with appreciation and memories at the John DeBella Farewell Happy Hour.  

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