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WVUD Names Its Charter Hall of Fame

University of Delaware station honors Tom Mees, Chuck Tarver, three others

FM station WVUD in Newark, Del., will salute the five charter members of its Hall of Fame in May.

Station Manager Steve Kramarck announced the recipients.

The University of Delaware station, which is in its 40th year, started as a carrier current entity before becoming an FM station in the 1970s. It has had four sets of call letters along the way, including WXDR.

The 2009 class includes Chuck Tarver, veteran station manager who recently retired from that position; Greer Firestone, the first GM when the station was WHEN(AM); the late Tom Mees, a station sports director who went on to national exposure at ESPN; Ron Krauss, credited with helping lead the effort to convert from carrier current to FM; and the late Bill Chambless, a long-time vintage show jock.

Station alum Paul McLane of Radio World was among the selection committee.