Art Douglas

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2009


Art Douglas
Radio Announcer • West Chester

Art was born Arthur M. Marple, Jr. on December 11, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1950. In 1955, he came to Chester County and worked for WCOJ Radio in Coatesville. He was the "Voice of Chester County" for over 40 years. Art was well known for broadcasting high school sports, Little League Baseball, but most of all, he was deeply dedicated to the West Chester University football program. He was also known for broadcasting and announcing the Immaculata Girls Basketball team "The Mighty Macs" where they went to the championship game twice under the coaching of Cathy Rush. He was a member of the Golden Rams Booster Club and received an Honorary Award from the Golden Rams. Due to failing health, Art retired in 1996 and died on July 31, 2005.
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