Bob Pantano honored by Philly City Council


CBS RadioCBS Radio’s 98.1 WOGL’s Bob Pantano, host of the Saturday Night Dance Party for over 36 years, will be honored by Philadelphia City Council for his organization and efforts of many charitable events throughout the years, including The Hero Scholarship Fund, Saints Neumann Goretti High School’s annual “Taste of South Philly” fundraiser and The Vendemmia Festival in Girard Park.  Pantano has raised thousands of dollars for a countless list of charities in the Philadelphia area.

Bob will be recognized for his contributions with a Citation from Philadelphia’s City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson -Councilman for the 2nd District which covers parts of Center City and all of South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and Philadelphia International Airport.    The Citation is given to individuals whom City Council deems deserving of the honor based on service to the city as well as charitable contributions.

Said WOGL VP/GM Jim Loftus: “WOGL congratulates Bob Pantano for this recognition; we know Bob’s great love for Philadelphia first hand. We are proud of him and honored to stand with him and the many great organizations he supports.”

Pantano is credited with keeping the “Sound of Philadelphia” alive every Saturday night.  Pantano entertains with the Cameo Parkway hits of the 60’s, to the Motown sounds of the 60’s 70’s & 80’s  and of course Gamble & Huff’s “Sound of Philadelphia” including groups like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, and The Trammps.  The Saturday Night Dance Party is an award winning Philadelphia tradition broadcast live on 98.1 WOGL and simulcast on 96.1 WTTH at the Jersey Shore.