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MBA Adds 3 Radio Stars to Its Hall of Fame

Donna Halper will receive special recognition from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

Three from television, two from radio and a professor of communications will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame during a special luncheon on Jun. 8.

Representing radio is Lesley University communications professor and former rock and roll DJ Donna L. Halper, WBZ Radio’s news reporter and “poet laureate” Carl Stevens and Spanish music radio station entrepreneur Pat Costa.

Halper, a former music director and radio consultant, will also receive the Hall of Fame Pioneer Award, given, as Hall of Fame Committee Chair Peter Brown explained, “to individuals who have distinguished themselves over decades for lasting contributions made to the broadcast industry and through a leadership role in their particular craft.”

Other inductees into the hall of fame include WCVB(TV)’s long-time sports anchor Mike Lynch, the late Channel 7 videographer Therman Toon and the late WBZ(TV) reporter Bill Shields.

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association has set up a webpage to purchase tickets for the June event. The luncheon will be held at the Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel in Quincy, Mass.

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