Hall of Fame: 2009 Deceased Inductees

Don Gillis

The dean of Boston sportscasters, he was Boston’s first TV sports anchor, and was Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year for eight consecutive years.


Curt Gowdy

Winner of thirteen Emmy Awards, he called more sports events than anyone in history. Halls of Fame include baseball, football, basketball and fishing. Voice of the Red Sox.


Connie Jameson

A teacher and an actor who became a Boston legend, he acted in broadcast dramas and commercials while teaching classics to generations at Boston Latin School.


Arch MacDonald

A true pioneer, he anchored Boston’s first-ever televised newscast on WBZ-TV, June 9, 1948. Co-anchored first television election returns. Fifty-four years a broadcast journalist.


Ed McDonnell

Known to everyone as Major Mudd, the title character of his popular children’s TV show, his portrayal of a bumbling astronaut was beloved by generations.” with: “In his persona as the bumbling astronaut Major Mudd, he hosted his own TV show in the ’60s and ’70s and came to be loved by generations of New England kids.


William (Bill) McGrath

As long-time general manager of WHDH radio and Channel 5 in Boston, he launched many careers, including forming the legendary team of Bob and Ray.


Marjorie Mills

Often called “Dame Boston,” she was a trailblazer for women in broadcasting. She hosted popular programs for women on radio and television for four decades.


Norm Nathan

As a disc jockey, talk show host and jazz connoisseur, for fifty years he was one of Boston’s best-known and most beloved broadcast personalities.

 

 

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