Walk of Fame

John DeBella

Inducted: 2023

John DeBella’s name has been synonymous with Philadelphia radio entertainment for over 47 years. John created comedy for The National Lampoon Radio Hour, the syndicated radio program that starred John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and many others. As one of the originators of the Morning Zoo format, John’s morning show not only became an unprecedented number one rated show in Philadelphia, he also achieved the highest ratings in local radio history at that time. In addition to his nationally honored radio career, John has appeared as a stand-up comedian, is a local EMMY award winning host & producer, has co-anchored the Philadelphia Mummers Parade and has won numerous local service and humanitarian awards.

Along with his morning show on Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK, John heads Husky Productions, a local TV production company. John is married to his wife Lisa, a successful Main Line real estate agent and his son is a music producer in Nashville. He has one dog and all three types of fish (fresh water, salt water, and frozen).