Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Induct 2016 Class
October 3, 2016 at 10:24 AM (PT)
The BUFFALO BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME has inducted its class of 2016. This year's inductees include reality show talent/producer/director SUSAN HUNT, former 97 ROCK morning man LARRY NORTON, former WIVB-TV meteorologist DON PAUL, former BUFFALO STATE Communications Professor and morning DJ TOM (DONAHUE) MCCRAY, former WKBW-TV producer/director STEVE ZAPPIA and former WKBW-TV news anchor and Dialing for Dollars host the late NOLAN JOHANNES.
In addition to the induction ceremony, the BBA will honor WBTA RADIO in BATAVIA for its 75th Anniversary. They’ll also present the TIM RUSSERT MEDAL OF MERIT to STEPHANIE APONTE a journalism student at CANISIUS COLLEGE.
The BUFFALO BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME Dinner was THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th in the studios of WNED-TV. WBBZ-TV Promotion/Production Dir. JOHN DISCIUILLO was the Master of Ceremonies with local music legend KEN KAUFMAN his musical sidekick. JACK HOROHOE served as the live, in-studio announcer. TRACY LEBLANC was this year’s event chair.
“The Class of 2016 inductees represent so many different aspects of broadcasting,” BUFFALO BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION Pres. HEIDI RAPHAEL said. “We are honored to recognize and welcome them into the HALL OF FAME.”