Philadelphia Sports Fans have been blessed to have some of the greatest broadcasters serve as the soundtrack for their favorite teams.

For almost 40 years, Harry Kalas was the voice of Phillies Baseball and over three decades Gene Hart was the classic voice for the Philadelphia Flyers. Marc Zumoff called 76ers games for 27 seasons on television and Tom McGinnis for almost 30 years broadcasting Sixers games on the radio.

Since 1977, Merrill Reese has been calling Eagles Football games on the radio. His distinctive voice and genuine nature as a broadcaster has made him one of the most beloved Broadcasters for Philly Sports Fans.

Now the legendary Eagles Broadcaster will receive one of the highest honors in the world of Professional Football. Merrill Reese has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

What is the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award?

This award is given each year by the Pro Football Hall of Fame to recognize individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to the growth of football on radio and/or television. Previous winners of this award include Joe Buck (2020), Al Michaels (2013), Chris Berman (2010), and John Madden (2002).

Merrill Reese will be honored during this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week. Reese will attend the exclusive Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday and Saturday's Class of 2024 Enshrinement Ceremony (August 2-3).

There are currently 24 men who have played for the Philadelphia Eagles or affiliated with the organization during their careers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That is the ninth most of any NFL Franchise, one behind the Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders organization (25).

The 2024 NFL season will be Merrill Reese's 48th year broadcasting Eagles games on the radio.  You can hear every Eagles game every year on 973 ESPN, your home for the Eagles Radio Network in South Jersey.

During Merrill Reese's Eagles Broadcasting Career, he saw games played by all but two of the men who made this list of the best Wide Receivers in Philadelphia Franchise History:

Top Ten Eagles Wide Receivers in Franchise History

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