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Radio Hall of Fame Adds 10 Legends

They include a play-play icon, a Sinatra expert and the former owner of WNEW

The Museum of Broadcast Communications announced 10 new Legends inductees into its Radio Hall of Fame.

These are air personalities, programmers and operators “who contributed with greatness to the radio industry and have since passed away.”

They are:

Doug Banks, syndicated air personality;

James Brown, legendary singer, inducted as a station owner of WJBE Knoxville, Tenn.;

Bob Coburn, host of the syndicated “Rockline”;

Chick Hearn, play-by-play announcer/voice of the Los Angeles Lakers;

Bernice Judis, owner and general manager, WNEW(AM), 1930s–1950s;

Sid Mark, host of syndicated “Sounds of Sinatra” for 60+ years;

Bobby O’Jay, air personality, WDIA(AM) Memphis;

Pervis Spann, air personality, WVON(AM) Chicago;

James Thompson, Group W Broadcasting leader and president of the Broadcasters Foundation of America;

Rosalie Trombley, music director of CKLW(AM) Detroit in the 1960s–70s.

The Radio Hall of Fame will recognize this class of Legends inductees at an induction ceremony in Chicago on Nov. 1.

In July the organization announced its 2022 inductees.