The California Historical Radio Society is
proud to announce the members of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame's Class of
IN THE EXECUTIVE CATEGORY: An innovator
and pioneer in several formats and a co-owner of San Jose's KLOK (1170 AM), the
Hall of Fame welcomes William H. "Bill" Weaver.
IN THE SPECIALTY CATEGORY: The Hall of
Fame welcomes one of the best-known and most-trusted voices in Bay Area radio,
meteorologist Mike Pechner.
IN THE ENGINEERING CATEGORY: Widely
recognized for his technical expertise as an engineer in both radio and
television - including many years at KRE in Berkeley - and for his encyclopedic
knowledge of the Bay Area's broadcasting history, the Hall of Fame, in
conjunction with Chapter 40 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, welcomes Roy
Trumbull as this year's Engineering inductee.
IN THE PIONEER CATEGORY: The board of
directors of CHRS and the Bay Area Radio Museum have selected Jane Morrison
for her groundbreaking role as the longtime community affairs director of KNBR.
IN THE EDUCATOR CATEGORY: The Hall of Fame
welcomes Henry Leff, who built the broadcasting department at the City
College of San Francisco and served as its head for nearly four decades. He was
also a distinguished actor on radio, TV and in movies, and was a founding
officer of KQED.
IN THE SPORTS CATEGORY: The Hall of Fame
welcomes the only lead play-by-play voice in the 22-year history of the San Jose
Sharks, and a man who is widely recognized as one of the top voices in hockey, Dan
IN THE NEWSCASTER CATEGORY: The Hall of
Fame welcomes two of the most decorated news reporters in Bay Area radio history
- both of whom just happen to work for KCBS: longtime City Hall Bureau Chief Barbara
Taylor, and eight-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner Mike Sugerman.
IN THE PROGRAM HOST CATEGORY: Two of the
most fabled voices in the annals of radio - not just in the Bay Area - receive
long overdue recognition as members of the Hall of Fame, as we welcome the
original "shock jock," Dennis Netto (a/k/a Dennis Erectus)
and a man whose name is synonymous with Top 40 radio, whether you know him as
Radio Ray Farrell, Johnny Scott or, simply, Bobby Ocean.
The entire Class of 2013 will be inducted during
a special celebration on Saturday, November 2, at Spenger's in Berkeley, conducted in association with the San
Francisco Chapter of the Broadcast