2020 Hall of Fame Induction canceled

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Fall.  This determination was made after a series of thorough and thoughtful conversations that carried a singular focus, the safety of our broadcast community members, family and friends who would attend the event.  We hope everyone understands.

As we look ahead to 2021, the nomination process will continue over the next 12 months, and we invite your participation.  We hope to resume our annual tradition of selecting and inducting members of our broadcasting community in the Hall of Fame next year.

We thank you for your support of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and our mission.

– Peter Brown, Chairman – MA Broadcasters Hall of Fame Committee

Hall of Fame Class of 2019

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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 September 27 2019 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.