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Davenport, Tichenor, Bob and Ray Among ‘Giants’ to Be Feted

Davenport, Tichenor, Bob and Ray Among 'Giants' to Be Feted

The Library of American Broadcasting named 15 more radio and TV people to honor at its next “Celebration of Giants” in New York.
The list of “giants” include Ron Davenport Sr., founder and chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corp. and co-chairman of American Urban Radio Networks; Lester Smith, former co-owner with Danny Kaye of Pacific NW radio group Kaye-Smith Broadcasting; Mac Tichenor Jr., former president of Univision Radio and President/CEO of Hispanic Broadcasting System; baseball announcing greats Mel Allen and Red Barber; radio comedians Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding; and Gabriel Heatter, radio newscaster/commentator and host of programs like “We, the People” on CBS and “A Brighter Tomorrow ” on Mutual.
Also honored will be TV’s Johnny Carson and Fred Rogers; Bob Bennett, former president of Metromedia Broadcasting; producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner; CBS newsman and anchor Dan Rather; and video/film executive Lucie Salhany.
The luncheon event is Sept. 15 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Library Foundation President/CEO Lucille Luongo announced the honorees. Hosting will be Charles Osgood.
Tickets are $500. For information e-mail

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