1987 - MERITORIOUS
Peter N.(Pete)Stanton of R.D. 3,
Eighty Four, was one of the pioneer sports broadcasters in Washington
County and Western Pennsylvania.
He is a 1936 graduate of East Washington High School, where he played
basketball and football under the late coach Arlton Grover. He started
his radio career in 1941 at WJPA and spent two years at WJAS and KQV,
returning in 1945 to WJPA as sports director.
Stanton was the first to broadcast the entire PIAA wrestling tournament
and covered many other high school sports events including regular
season and playoffs. He also broadcast the Pony League World Series for
many years in addition to regular season games in Washington youth
He covered Washington & Jefferson College football and basketball at
home and on the road for a number of years and was a team manager in the
early years of the Washington Pony League.
Among awards received by Stanton are the W&J Distinguished Service
Award, 1964; Washington High School Booster Club award, 1975; Washington
Knights of Columbus special award, 1982; Joe E. Brown Fellowship award
of Pony Baseball Inc., 1983-1986; Washington Youth Baseball Award, 1983
and Stanley Shook Memorial Award, 1984, for contributions to Brownson
House youth sports programs.