Nine New Members Added To St. Louis Radio Hall Of Fame
January 3, 2006 at 6:10 AM (PT)
The names of nine more people have been added to the roster of the ST. LOUIS RADIO HALL OF FAME:
BEN ABELL -- Longtime ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY meteorologist heard on several stations and Radio Information Service for the blind.
GENE CHASE - WIL DJ for over a decade who made the jump to KCFM for a decade.
LEE COFFEE -- Veteran DJ affectionately dubbed the "MUSICAL PUMPKIN" at KSHE.
DANNY DARK -- Heard on KXOK in the ‘60s. Became nationally known for his voiceover work.
JEROME DIXON -- Succeeded his brother DAVE as Host of "Night Beat Down Rhythm Street" on KATZ.
RICHARD WARD FATHERLEY -- The "voice" of KXOK’s production and imaging during its heyday in the ‘60s.
RON JACOBER -- Second only to JACK BUCK in number of years as a ST. LOUIS sportscaster.
RON LUNDY -- Former WIL-A talent who hit it big in NEW YORK CITY.
GUY PHILLIPS -- Over 25 years as morning host at KYKY (formerly KSLQ), known for his involvement in countless charitable activities.
The nine were recognized for their contributions to ST. LOUIS radio and their achievements in the field of broadcasting. They join 61 others who were elected previously. The ST. LOUIS RADIO HALL OF FAME is found at www.stlradio.com by clicking on the HALL OF FAME icon.
And, some sad news to report as LEO CHEARS (aka "The Man In The Red Vest"), a well-known ST. LOUIS Jazz DJ, passed away MONDAY (1/2) while an ICU patient at BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL. He began in the early '60s as a DJ at WBBR/EAST ST. LOUIS, holding down a fulltime job at a local hospital so he could afford to continue working as a Jazz D. He was one of the inaugural inductees into the ST. LOUIS RADIO HALL OF FAME.