Class Of 2009 Enters Bay Area Hall Of Fame
September 28, 2009 at 6:04 AM (PT)
DAVE "DUKE" SHOLIN tells ALL ACCESS "The BAY AREA RADIO HALL OF FAME inducts its Class of 2009 on SEPTEMBER 29th. The ceremonies for the 12 honorees, including one radio station, take place at the Broadcast Legends' fall luncheon at the DOUBLETREE HOTEL in BERKELEY."
The new group includes MIKE AMATORI -- Production Dir. for KGO and KSFO; ED BAXTER -- co-anchor of KGO's morning news; BOBBY DALE -- after stints on KEWB and KFRC, he blossomed when he did the all-night show on KSFO, and, later, on KSAN and KKCY. He died in 2001; HANK GREENWALD -- worked alongside BILL KING on KNBR and joined the GIANTS broadcasts in 1980; LU HURLEY -- the late SHERDON HURLEY, originally an ad salesman at KSRO in SANTA ROSA, was the first broadcaster to report traffic from a helicopter; CLIFF JOHNSEN -- began as the radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers in the mid-'40s, JOHNSEN played country music on KLX and KEEN-A. He became partners with western swing bandleader BOB WILLS. They co-founded the TIFFANY STUDIOS, site of some classic WILLS recording sessions; PHIL LERZA -- The first chief engineer to be inducted into the hall, LERZA has worked at KFRC since 1969; LEE RODGERS -- morning host on KSFO, drew the most votes for the RADIO HALL OF FAME; BILL SHAW -- For most of the '60s, KSFO dominated BAY AREA radio. The late BILL SHAW, as station manager, put together the programmers and personalities who made it, as they put it, modestly, "the world's greatest radio station"; JOE STARKEY -- the increasingly frantic and hoarse voice calling "The Play" that ended the 1982 Big Game for UC Berkeley belongs to Starkey; TED WYGANT -- longtime morning news co-anchor on KGO with JIM DUNBAR.
KCBS will be the first radio station to be inducted into the radio hall, KCBS has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, having begun as a venture of CHARLES D. "DOC" HERROLD at the College of Engineering and Wireless in SAN JOSE.
Get more info at www.barhof.org.