2011 Inductees

Richard D. Buckley

Rick Buckley’s career in broadcasting began in 1960 as a Page at the National Broadcasting Company. In the 50 plus years since, Buckley has guided the company that bears his name and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Buckley Radio is one of America’s remaining privately owned and operated radio companies. Buckley’s portfolio [...]

Arnold Klinsky

Arnold Klinsky has been Vice President and General Manager of WHEC television in Rochester, New York since December of 1983. From 1983 until September 1996, the station was owned by Viacom. Since 1996, it has been a part of Hubbard Broadcasting. Under his management, WHEC’s share of market revenue has consistently exceeded share of ratings, [...]

Carrie Lazarus and Rod Wood

CARRIE LAZARUS is an award-winning anchor and reporter for NewsChannel 9 WSYR. Her FAMILY HEALTHCAST was one of the first daily local health and fitness reports in the nation, and the first in Central New York… bringing viewers the latest in health, fitness, and family news since 1986. She anchors NewsChannel 9 at Noon, 5pm, [...]

Regis Philbin

Co-Host, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” As the face to which millions of Americans wake up every morning, Regis Philbin has become a cultural icon in television broadcasting. Since Philbin first stepped in front of the camera more than 40 years ago, he has ambitiously tackled talk shows, game shows and even the literary world, [...]

Joseph A. Reilly

Joseph A. Reilly, is President and CEO of the New York State Broadcasters Association with headquarters in Albany, New York. Reilly represents the interests of more than 750 radio and television stations in the Empire State. Included among his constituency are the major New York City based radio and television networks. In his post as [...]

William B. Williams

William B. Williams Born William Breitbard on 6 August 1923, in Babylon, New York, William B. Williams attended the University of Syracuse and began his radio career on WAAT-AM in Newark, New Jersey. The first job came along, as it did for many, “filling in for a deejay who had failed to show up for [...]