9 to be inducted into W.Va. Broadcasters Hall of Fame - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

9 to be inducted into W.Va. Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Probable cause found in beating case

    Probable cause found in beating case

    Manuel WilliamsManuel Williams
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
  • Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
  • Police look for missing man

    Police look for missing man

    William "NIck" DanielWilliam "NIck" Daniel
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>

HUNTINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) — Nine people associated with broadcasting throughout the state will be inducted into the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Oct. 12, 2013.  The invitation-only ceremony will be conducted at the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington.  The first group was inducted in 2006.

Following are this year's nine inductees:

Ralph Allen (Allenbaugh) — Allen began his career in radio at WWNR in Beckley while still in high school.  During college, he worked at radio stations in Charleston, earning a degree from the University of Charleston.  He has been program director, operations manager and general manager of several group operators of radio stations.  In 1973, while working at WKYG Radio in Parkersburg, he was inducted into the Mister Deejay USA Hall of Fame in Nashville.  He later went back to graduate school to become a psychologist.  Today, he is president of Ralph Allen Media, providing a variety of media production services from Parkersburg.

Charles Bailey, EdD — Dr. Bailey has been at the helm of WMUL-FM as faculty manager since 1985.  During the past 27 years, WMUL's student broadcasters have more than 1,000 awards. Dr. Bailey has received the Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) from the West Virginia AP Broadcasters Association and The John Marshall Award for Extraordinary Service to West Virginia Higher Education (2000).  He is a Radio-TV production and management professor at Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Shirley "Kitty" Bocock —Bocock has worked in radio sales and management for 54 years.  She started as an account executive at WNXT Radio in Portsmouth, OH, and was the only woman in radio sales in the region in 1956.  She has worked as sales manager and general manager at radio stations in Huntington, Binghamton, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Hilton Head, SC.  She retired but moved back into sales and promotions at the six Kindred Communications stations in Huntington.

Tom Hicks —Hicks began his career in radio while still in high school at WBRW in Welch. For nearly five decades, he worked at radio stations in Welch, Narrows, VA, Princeton, Beckley and Mount Hope.  His duties ranged from disc jockey to sports play-by-play announcer, sales, and general manager.  Hicks died in 1991.

Jack Kane — Currently Jack Kane is co-anchor of  the morning and noon newscasts at WOWK-TV, Charleston.  He has been with WOWK since 1999, after spending 19 years as a reporter and anchor at WCHS-TV.  He has covered four presidential visits, six gubernatorial inaugurations and has interviewed many notables from the entertainment world.  He also has worked at stations in Ohio, including Cleveland, and spent two years in production at NBC Radio in New York.

Kay Murray — Host of WAJR's Morgantown-AM program, heard each day from 9-10 a.m. for over 34 years, Murray first began as a receptionist at West Virginia Radio Corporation.  She also has served as Hoppy Kercheval's producer for Metronews Talkline since it began in 1992.  She has made appearances for WAJR and helped produce more than 8,000 Morgantown radio talk shows in her 35-year broadcast career.  Murray has done years of charity work for the station and the community.

Frank Stowers — Stowers' first job in radio was after World War II as an announcer at WHIS Radio, Bluefield.  A graduate of Duke University, he later worked in Human Resources with Union Carbide in Charleston from 1956 until his retirement in 1985.  He was one of Carbide's media relations contacts and did narrations for company film and TV productions.  After retirement, he has spent the past 27 years doing what he loves to do — work at West Virginia Public Radio as a staff announcer.

Emil Varney — As a news cinematographer and videographer, Varney covered just about every major news story in the state during his 39-year career.  He worked for WSAZ-TV from 1958 through 1979, where he received awards for best news film story for 1964 and '65.  From 1979 until his retirement in 1997, he was a news videographer for WOWK-TV.

George Woody — The Mason County native began as a staff engineer at WSAZ-TV, Huntington, WV, in 1949, as one of the station's pioneers.  He was involved with the installation of the transmitter, two studio complexes and maintained the microwave system that allowed WSAZ to have a two-city newscast.  In 1965, he worked for the Illinois superintendent of public instruction and later moved to Duluth, MN, where he built two television stations and an FM radio station.  He retired in 1992.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Man and woman wanted in recent thefts

    Man and woman wanted in recent thefts

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Police need your help identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning in regards to some recent thefts at a big-box store...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Police need your help identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning in regards to some recent thefts at a big-box store...More >>
  • Deadline approaches for claims against Freedom Industries

    Deadline approaches for claims against Freedom Industries

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Time is running out for residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston to file claims in federal bankruptcy court.Claims must be filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston by Friday. Forms can be obtained and filed on the court's website.Business losses must be accompanied by documentation, while residents don't need such documentation for personal damage.The Jan. 9 spill at Freedom Industries' plant along the Elk River caused a tap-w...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Time is running out for residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston to file claims in federal bankruptcy court.Claims must be filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston by Friday. Forms can be obtained and filed on the court's website.Business losses must be accompanied by documentation, while residents don't need such documentation for personal damage.The Jan. 9 spill at Freedom Industries' plant along the Elk River caused a tap-w...More >>
  • UPDATE: Officials say repairs are complete on East River Mountain Tunnel

    UPDATE: Officials say repairs are complete on East River Mountain Tunnel

     UPDATE (WVVA) - Highway officials say repairs are complete on the East River Mountain Tunnel.More >>
     UPDATE (WVVA) - Highway officials say repairs are complete on the East River Mountain Tunnel.
    More >>
  • Another tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    Another tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    JOHNSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Another tornado has been confirmed in West Virginia.The National Weather Service says a twister touched down Sunday night near the southeastern Harrison County community of Johnstown...More >>
    JOHNSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Another tornado has been confirmed in West Virginia.The National Weather Service says a twister touched down Sunday night near the southeastern Harrison County community of Johnstown...More >>
  • W.Va. leaders to attend coal rally in Pa.

    W.Va. leaders to attend coal rally in Pa.

    West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally.More >>
    West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally.More >>
  • Dealership donates car to help out hospice group

    Dealership donates car to help out hospice group

    BECKELY (WVVA) One local car dealership is donating a vehicle to a nonprofit organization to help raise money.Mountaineer Automotive of Beckley is giving away a Volkswagen to the Living Water Baptist Church.Over the next couple of weeks, the car will be on display throughout the community. There will be a silent auction in which all proceeds will go to Hospice of Southern West Virginia."It takes lot of work to organize events and to raise money. But if you have other organizations willing to ...More >>
    BECKELY (WVVA) One local car dealership is donating a vehicle to a nonprofit organization to help raise money.Mountaineer Automotive of Beckley is giving away a Volkswagen to the Living Water Baptist Church.Over the next couple of weeks, the car will be on display throughout the community. There will be a silent auction in which all proceeds will go to Hospice of Southern West Virginia."It takes lot of work to organize events and to raise money. But if you have other organizations willing to ...More >>
  • Two Confirmed Tornadoes in West Virginia from July 27th Storms

    Two Confirmed Tornadoes in West Virginia from July 27th Storms

     The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV confirmed two tornado touchdowns in West Virginia on Sunday, July 27th.Between 7:15pm and 7:30pm, a tornado touched down one mile south of Maxwell, WV in Pleasants and Ritchie counties...More >>
     The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV confirmed two tornado touchdowns in West Virginia on Sunday, July 27th.Between 7:15pm and 7:30pm, a tornado touched down one mile south of Maxwell, WV in Pleasants and Ritchie counties...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Hummingbirds in the Two Virginias

    SLIDESHOW: Hummingbirds in the Two Virginias

    Hummingbirds are always a common sight in Four Seasons County this time of year. Here's a look at some beautiful pictures taken by WVVA viewers!More >>
    Hummingbirds are always a common sight in Four Seasons County this time of year. Here's a look at some beautiful pictures taken by WVVA viewers!More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.