West Virginia Hall Of Fame Opens Its Doors To Nine New Members
November 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM (PT)
The WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME, established in 2006, enshrined its latest class recently.
The group includes several with ties to radio, among them, RALPH ALLEN, who began his career at WWNR. ALLEN moved into the management side of the industry, working as a Program Director, Operations Manager, and GM. Today, he's the President of RALPH ALLEN MEDIA.
DR. CHARLES G. BAILEY has been the head of MARSHALL UNIVERSITY WMUL-F as faculty manager since 1985. In 2007, BAILEY received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the WEST VIRGINIA AP BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION.
SHIRLEY "KITTY" BOCOCK has worked in radio sales and management for more than a half-century.
TOM HICKS was versatile announcer whose duties ranged DJ to play-by-play voice. In five decades, HICKS worked at numerous stations from WELCH to MOUNT HOPE. He died in 1991.
KAY MURRAY is the host of a one-hour morning show on WAJR-A/MORGANTOWN for more than 30 years.
FRANK STOWERS began in radio right after WORLD WAR II, taking a gig at WHIS in BLUEFIELD. For the past 27 years, STOWERS has been a Staff Announcer for WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO.