Ray Didinger is coming to Uptown! to West Chester to talk sports

Philadelphia sports fans are in for a real treat at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

Avid sports radio listeners in the region will not want to miss this intimate evening with legendary sportswriter Ray Didinger on September 7th. Didinger comes to West Chester to talk about his latest book, Deeds: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartache.

The evening begins with a VIP reception at Univest Cabaret in Uptown! at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, the audience will gather on the A. Roy Smith Main Stage for a personal presentation by Didinger and an interview with Glenn McNow, his WIP radio partner of 21 years. The evening will end with questions and answers from the audience. VIP tickets, including a reception and autographed copy of the book, are $120, and standard tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Top of town! The Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High Street. For more information and tickets to this exclusive special event visit

On this special evening, we look back at Didinger’s unique career as he lit up the Philadelphia sports scene. Didinger is the only print journalist to cover the Flyers’ Stanley Cup, the Phillies’ 1980 World Series Championship, the 1983-84 76ers Championship and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 victory over the New England Patriots. He was there at every game and every parade.

Spectators can enjoy this unique evening in one of two ways. The VIP package includes a signed copy of Deeds: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartache, plus a private wine and cheese reception and photo at Univest Cabaret in Uptown! from 6-6:45 p.m. Standard tickets include the main event which starts at 7pm on the main stage. Signed copies of Complete Deed: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartache will be available for $30 at Mac’s Foxhole Lounge that evening.

Recently retired after a distinguished 53-year career in sports media, Didinger was the first print journalist to be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and as a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News, he was named Pennsylvania Sports Journalist of the Year five times. In 1995, he won the Dick McCann Award for Long and Outstanding Pro Football Reporting, and his name was added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Writer’s Hall of Fame. He also won six Emmy Awards as a writer and producer for NFL Films.

Didinger is the author or co-author of 12 books, including the bestsellers Done Deal: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartache, The Eagles Encyclopedia, Champions Edition and The Last Read, Collected Works of the World’s Slowest Sportswriter . His play Tommy and Me, about his friendship with Eagles Hall of Famer Tommy MacDonald, was first produced by Theater Exile in Philadelphia in 2016.

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

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