Hall of Fame induction luncheon postponed

New date for induction will be chosen in 2022.

With rising COVID numbers across the country, many companies are delaying bringing workers back into offices or allowing them to attend outside events.  While vaccination numbers in Massachusetts are very good, we know that an increasing number of attendees will not be comfortable attending our induction luncheon on September 30.  Therefore the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association has elected to postpone the event to a date in 2022 to be determined.

It is unfair to our next group of inductees to have the celebration of their careers muted by masks, general uneasiness in a large ballroom, or in a virtual setting.

We will be refunding all tickets purchased.

When we made the decision to cancel our 2020 induction, we had no idea we would still be dealing with such a serious COVID situation 18-months later.  I hope you’ll agree that, although regrettable, this is the proper course of action.

-Jordan Walton
Executive Director
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

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Hall of Fame Class of 2021 announced!

Six from Massachusetts Radio and Three from Television To be Inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Nine legendary members of the broadcast community will be inducted into the 2021 Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame during a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Boston Quincy Marriott Hotel.

Selected as 2021 Hall of Fame inductees are (alphabetically by last name): “Bax and O’Brien,” the WAQY “Rock 102” Springfield Radio morning team of Michael Baxendale and John O’Brien; WCRB Classical 99.5 Boston morning program host of more than 20 years Laura Carlo; Eric Jackson of Boston’s WGBH 89.7 Radio, who is widely considered the “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio;” accomplished  and pioneering broadcast executivePaul Kelley; ESPN’s award-winning former Boston Red Sox play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough; Nancy Quill, who for 38 years with WMJX, Boston, Magic 106.7, was among the top-rated mid-day radio ratings leaders; Jorge Quiroga, the award-winning WCVB-TV, Channel 5, Boston journalist who reported for  more than four decades at the station; and Gerald Walsh, the former  President and General Manager of Boston’s WLVI, Channel 56, WFXT, Channel25, Boston, and President of Boston Celtics Broadcasting.

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