St. Louis Media Foundation Adds 15 To Its Hall of Fame
February 8, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
THE ST. LOUIS MEDIA HISTORY FOUNDATION has announced this years 15 inductees for THE ST. LOUIS MEDIA HALL OF FAME. The induction ceremony will take place from 5:30-8p on MARCH 7th at the ST. LOUIS CITY CENTER CITY-VIEW BALLROOM in downtown ST. LOUIS, MO.
Inductees are recognized for having worked in ST. LOUIS and have had a major impact on local media in one of the following fields; Print, TV, Advertising, or Public Relations. Each year, a group of ST. LOUIS media and entertainment veterans from these fields submit nominations. Final selections for induction are chosen by the FOUNDATION’s Board of Directors.
The 2016 ST. LOUIS Radio Inductees are:
- BRAD HILDEBRAND: Pioneering traffic reporter on radio in the 80s and Founder of the COMPU-TRAFFIC on-air reporting service for radio stations. He currently owns ST. LOUIS area stations KSLQ and KRAP (formerly KWMO).
- LEE MICHAELS: Former air personality at ST. LOUIS Urban station KATZ-A and KKSS (Now KMJM) in the 70s. MICHAELS is also known for his work as PD for KMEL/SF and WBMX/CHICAGO (Now WVAZ) and WGCI/CHICAGO. Other career stops included AM drive at KMJQ/HOUSTON, personality at KDAY/L. A, and nights at 99X/NEW YORK.
- TODD NEWTON: Daytime national Emmy-winning game-show host and author/speaker, worked at ST. LOUIS stations KHTK and WKBQ; Also local TV station KPLR.
- JOHN SABIN: Longtime news editor at KMOX/ST. LOUIS radio whose news career spanned four decades. While working at KMOX (1120-A), and later at ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SABIN mentored hundreds of broadcasting students.
THE ST. LOUIS MEDIA HISTORY FOUNDATION is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that researches and compiles media artifacts and memorabilia related to ST. LOUIS area. For more information, visit here.