Ginsburg, Others Honored By MA Broadcasters Hall of Fame
September 18, 2008 at 5:27 AM (PT)
"BOSTON has always had good radio," says ARNIE GINSBURG. "The listeners are loyal to their stations, and the stations aren't afraid to experiment."
GINSBURG should know, writes THE BOSTON GLOBE. As one of 16 greats who will be inducted next WEDNESDAY into the MASSACHUSETTS BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME, he went from local fame to national prominence. After an early career as an engineer, GINSBURG pioneered rock 'n' roll radio in the '50s and '60s at the now-defunct WMEX/BOSTON, before ultimately moving into management as the GM of WBCN and co-owner of BOSTON's own short-lived music video TV station.
Still best known for the "woo woo" train sound he made on air, GINSBURG will be joined at the luncheon by eight of his fellow inductees: talk host LARRY GLICK, news anchor JACK HYNES, station president and philanthropist NORMAN KNIGHT, sports broadcaster BOB LOBEL, WBZ-TV's first female anchor SHELBY SCOTT, African-American TV pioneer SARAH-ANN SHAW, and station owner DON THURSTON, as well as the GLOBE's own former media and music critic BILL BUCHANAN.
Seven others, including talk legends DAVID BRUDNOY and JERRY WILLIAMS, CARL DE SUZE, BOB CLAYTON, LOUISE MORGAN, NORM PRESCOTT, AND SUNNY JOE WHITE, will be honored posthumously at the event.