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Kathy Craine

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Published On: Aug 02 2011 12:41:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 19 2014 08:58:22 AM CDT
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Kathy, a graduate of Boyertown High School and the American School of Broadcasting - Georgetown (Washington, DC), was one of the first full-time employees of WFMZ.

Kathy was the host of the popular WFMZ-FM 6am "Inspiration At Dawn" program for many years, as well as being involved in sales, local news, and community events coverage for the station.

It was a natural for Kathy to "cross over" into television in the mid-70's, as WFMZ-TV was born. During the formative years of Channel 69, Kathy was called upon to be the weather person (can you remember when the weather cube fell on her?). Her news responsibilities also included covering everything from accidents to murders. She has also done celebrity interviews with Barbara Mandrell, Celeste Holme, Lou Rawls, Larry Holmes, Jerry Van Dyke, and Al Martino, to name a few. She was the co-host of the first Parkettes Telethon along with WPVI's fellow weatherperson Dave Roberts. She has donated her time to the Sertoma Club fund-raiser auction, the Easter Seals Telethon, the Cancer Telethon, and other TV fundraising events for local cable TV companies.

As WFMZ's "Goodwill Ambassador," Kathy became the first woman member of the Sertoma Club (SERvice TO MAnkind), and became the local organization's first President, then CEO.

Dedicated to the community, Kathy is a board member of Mercy Day Care Center, Boy Scouts Annual Food Drive, and lends her talents to the local SPCAs, the Easter Seals Society, Camelot House for Children, and Good Shepherd Home.