Our Status has Changed; Our Mission Remains the Same

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame Board of Directors voted unanimously in 2019 to dissolve its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status and to accept an invitation from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (www.massbroadcasters.org) to become, as of January 1, 2020, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Committee. The mission of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame remains the same – to honor the industry’s most noteworthy members from Massachusetts, commemorate their achievements and contributions to broadcasting and to preserve their work for future generations. The Hall of Fame Committee will continue to conduct a nomination and selection process each year to induct individuals who have made major contributions to Massachusetts broadcasting. An Induction and Awards Luncheon will be held annually to honor the inductees.

Hall of Fame Class of 2019!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our 2019 Hall of Fame Class!

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Nine major figures in radio and television were inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at our annual Induction and Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 27, at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel.

They are:

Marjorie Arons-Barron, the retired long-time former WCVB-TV, Boston, Director of Editorials

WCVB’s founding General Manager, the late Robert Bennett

WBZ-TV Boston meteorologist Barry Burbank

Boston TV38’s former “Movie Loft” host Dana Hersey

Boston 7News former political reporter/commentator Andy Hiller

WBZ Boston Radio sports reporter Jonny Miller

Lisa Mullins, the voice of All Things Considered on NPR’s Boston affiliate, WBUR Radio

Springfield’s WWLP-TV retired General Manager Bill Pepin

Richard Chase, retired from WBZ-TV after 40 years as a news photographer. Chase will be honored with the Hall of Fame’s Pioneer Award, which is presented to individuals or organizations who fundamentally contributed to broadcasting.