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Ray Didinger (born September 18, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an award-winning American sportswriter, author, film writer, radio co-host, TV commentator, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Writer's Honor Roll).


Early life and career

Born to Raymond and Marie Didinger, and raised in Folsom, Pennsylvania, Didinger graduated from St. James High School in 1964. He received a B.S. in Communications from Temple University in 1968. His nickname was Nauga, after the animated character used in commercials for Naugahyde. Ray spent four years doing sports radio for WRTI and served as the station's Sports Director.[1].


Didinger co-authored The Eagles Encyclopedia with Robert S. Lyons in (2005). Along with Don Shula, he authored Football America: Celebrating Our National Passion. (1996). He also wrote The Super Bowl: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of America's Greatest Game in 1990 and co-wrote The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies with Philadelphia radio personality Glen Macnow in 2009.


Ray Didinger co-hosts (with Glen Macnow) a popular radio show every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on WIP-AM in Philadelphia. The show has Didinger and Macnow discuss all aspects of what is going on in Philadelphia sports at the current time. It is also common to hear the two talk about movies, since both are avid movie fans.


Didinger covered the National Football League for The Philadelphia Bulletin, and later The Philadelphia Daily News for a total of 26 years.


Didinger is currently a full-time member of, writing articles and appearing on-air in a variety of roles, most prominently in Eagles Post Game Live. Previously, Didigner was a senior producer with NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey until he was bought out of his contract in February 2009. He has won four Emmy Awards for his work as a writer and producer on the weekly series NFL Films Presents and the Turner Network documentary Football America.[1]


Didinger is married to Philadelphia magazine restaurant critic Maria Gallagher.[2]

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