2007 Inductees

Ernie Anastos

Ernie Anastos (born July 12, 1943) is a veteran New York City television news anchor. He has worked for several television stations in New York City over his twenty-five-year career. He served as an anchor at WABC-TV from 1978 to 1989, when he joined WCBS-TV as the 5 and 11PM anchor. He worked at WCBS-TV [...]

Ed Dague

Ed Dague was born in Buffalo, New York and came to the Capital Region to study Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1961. He started broadcasting to the Capital Region over WRPI as a freshman and in his senior year was hired by the Institute to run its AM station, WHAZ. In 1966, Ed [...]

Dan Neaverth

After high school, Dan Neaverth went to Curran Studios, a broadcasting school in Syracuse. He graduated in 1957, and his first job in radio was in Coudersport, Pa. Then he went to Dunkirk to station WDOE. While he was working in these towns, his parents would send him the Buffalo papers.”One day I read that [...]

Paul Sidney

A Native New Yorker, Paul Sidney was born and raised in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. In the shadows of the NYC radio and television world, Paul fell in love with broadcasting at an early age, a passion that continues to this day. As a child when the other kids were playing stickball, Paul was [...]

Barbara Walters

Host of “The Barbara Walters Specials”; Creator, co-host and executive producer of ABC Daytime’s “The View”Barbara Walters has arguably interviewed more statesmen and stars than any other journalist in history. She is so well known that her name and a brief biography is listed in the American Heritage Dictionary. In September 2004, after 25 years [...]

Bud Wertheimer

Bud Wertheimer came into the broadcasting industry via an unconventional path. He started as an FM broadcaster at a time when FM radio was an almost unheard of media. His father, Al Wertheimer, along with Al’s partner Larry Gordon, were two of the founding members of the National Association of FM Broadcasters (NAFMB). Al and [...]