Gene Dillard was 73 when he died, according to Philly.com. Dillard was South Jersey bureau chief for what is now Philadelphia radio station WFIL-AM 560. After WFIL Dillard spent two years as a coanchor for morning news at WPEN-AM/FM (now 950 ESPN). In 1983, Dillard became a freelancer offering his work to stations in New York City and Philadelphia. Since he retired in the early 2000s, Dillard hosted a show with the Rev. Anthony Campolo.