For Era’s Kloss, writing was ‘all about the kids’ | Sports

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My first interaction with Ron Kloss was in May of 1970.

He was the new sports editor for the Bradford Era and I had just been hired by WESB to do football and basketball play-by-play and the myriad chores of a small-market radio station: afternoon DJ, news, weather and, of course, sports.

The Era and WESB were owned by the same people, so it wasn’t as if we were in competition. I was broadcasting events live, Ron was writing about them for the next day.

But I vividly remember a time when our positions came into conflict.

IN THE FALL of 1971, Bradford High’s football team went 10-0 and finished No. 4 in the Pennsylvania state rankings, an accomplishment made all the more impressive as Parkway Field was being resurfaced and every single win came on the…

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