2008 Inductees

Bob Bruno

Bob Bruno began his broadcasting career as an on-air personality in 1965 working at several suburban stations including WCMC in Wildwood, NJ and WKIP in Poughkeepsie, NY. In 1966 he moved to WVIP, Mount Kisco, NY where, in addition to his on air work, he assumed the position of Program Director. Bob joined WNEW AM, [...]

John Kelly

When New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Hall of Famer Bill O’Shaughnessy first met John Kelly during their Army days nearly 50 years ago, “John had the three best jobs on the post.” O’Shaughnessy recognized something special about the man “loaded with Irish charm and goodness.” He nudged Kelly into the radio business and the [...]

Roger King

Roger King was an American television and media executive for King World Productions and CBS. He is credited with launching the careers of such noted television stars as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray and Alex Trebek. Roger King became chairman of the board of King World Productions in 1977. His father, Charles King, had [...]

Ed McLaughlin

Edward F. McLaughlin is chairman and chief executive officer of EFM Media Management, Inc., a company that he founded in July 1987. Until April 1997, EFM Media Management produced and distributed The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update, and the Dr. Dean Edell radio programs. Prior to forming EFM Media, Mr. McLaughlin, recognized [...]

Van Miller

Van Miller is truly a man for all seasons. His career, spanning 55 years, is one of the most remarkable and versatile in the history of radio and television broadcasting. After attending Fredonia State and Syracuse University, he began his play-by-play work in basketball and football at WFCB in Dunkirk and spent the better part [...]