2009 Inductees

Rick Gary

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Gary is one of Upstate New York’s most recognized and beloved broadcasting figures and has more than four decades of reporting and anchoring experience. After cutting his teeth at WBKY, the University of Kentucky’s radio station, he furthered his skills at 11 radio stations in four states. Today, Gary [...]

Harry Harrison

Harrison is one of the most popular American radio personalities of the past 50 years. Born and raised in Chicago, he got his start in radio at the age of 14 after being confined to his bed for a year with rheumatic fever. As a result, radio became his best friend. After brief stints at [...]

Charles Osgood

Since 1994, Osgood has been anchor of CBS News “Sunday Morning”, where he has earned numerous Peabody and EMMY Awards for his work. He was called one of the last great broadcast writers by his predecessor on “Sunday Morning”, the late Charles Kuralt. A native New Yorker, Osgood also anchors and writes “The Osgood File”, [...]

Marie Rice

During her 27 years at WIVB-TV News 4 in Buffalo, NY, Rice is remembered most for her stories that gave a voice to the voiceless. With her authoritative, classy and street savvy reporting style, the Ohio native reported on stories that intimately touched the lives of Western New Yorkers, including papal and presidential visits and [...]

Brother Wease

A morning radio fixture and Rochester institution for more than two decades, Levin launched his on-air career as a morning music show host in 1985 on Rochester’s WCMF (96.5) using the name “Brother Wease.” The show, called “The Brother Wease Morning Circus”, was highly rated in the Rochester market. In January 2008, Levin moved across [...]

Don Weeks

As host of the “Don Weeks And The WGY Morning News” for almost three decades, Weeks is one of the Capital Region’s most well-known and respected radio personalities. His unique sense of humor, interviewing skills and “guy next door” persona have endeared him to generations of WGY listeners and developed a loyal and devoted following [...]