No shortage of nominees for local med...

No shortage of nominees for local media hall of fame

There are 55 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 18, 2008, titled No shortage of nominees for local media hall of fame. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

W ith Howard Stern and Steve Dahl snubbed again in voting this year, and other major impact players such as Studs Terkel not even nominated, the so-called National Radio Hall of Fame remains as incomplete as ...

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Tony Papaleo

United States

#22 Jul 21, 2008
Really, you need to let us preview before posting. I am really a better speller than a typist.
Archie

Waukegan, IL

#23 Jul 21, 2008
David Israel? He was here for about 2 or 3 years before going Hollywood ... don't get me wrong ... Izzy was great ... Bernie Lincicome was here longer and as good ... did you mention Kathy and Judy? O'Malley is a great story ...
Mary Short

Rockwall, TX

#24 Jul 21, 2008
What about Eddie Schwartz? His radio program got many of us through a late night.
Mary Short

Rockwall, TX

#25 Jul 21, 2008
You mention all time radio...but what about mentioning Chuck Schaden for keeping it alive?
Sarah

Crystal Lake, IL

#26 Jul 21, 2008
What about Kathy Brock?
two in tow

Evanston, IL

#27 Jul 21, 2008
Can't have Garfield Goose without Romberg Rabbit, can't have Ray Rayner without Cuddly Duddly, can't have Jerry G. Bishop without Rick Koz, can't have reporters without John Drummond (and thanks for remembering Russ Ewing--I had forgotten how much I loved his reporting!) and on radio, you must have the original owner/founder of WXRT whose name sadly escapes me (years of Terri Hemmert just referring to him as Mr. WXRT has weakened my memory). Even with the übercorporatization of it, XRT is still the only commercial radio station that presents any real rock alternative format. And they let Lin and and kids play while we listen.
Mike Boersma

Oak Park, IL

#28 Jul 21, 2008
How about investigative reporters Pam Zekman and Chuck Goudie, Terri Hemmert of WXRT and Dick Buckley of WBEZ?
ernest t bass

Westmont, IL

#29 Jul 21, 2008
two in tow wrote:
and on radio, you must have the original owner/founder of WXRT whose name sadly escapes me (years of Terri Hemmert just referring to him as Mr. WXRT has weakened my memory). Even with the übercorporatization of it, XRT is still the only commercial radio station that presents any real rock alternative format. And they let Lin and and kids play while we listen.
might be thinking of Seth Mason, Harvey Wells, and/or Norm Winer from XRT.

I'd throw in a Bob Verdi if he's not on Rose's list. Nice article. Brought back some great memories. Leaving Dahl off current HOF roster is a joke. Love or hate him, he's been an iconic figure for close to 30 years.
Jerry Hughes

Hobart, IN

#30 Jul 21, 2008
Bob Newhart. The button-down man.
joie de vivre

Tinley Park, IL

#31 Jul 21, 2008
what about bob collins?
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John W

Bloomington, IN

#32 Jul 21, 2008
Oh my ... Let's don't forget Dan Sorkin ...
Jerimiah

El Cajon, CA

#33 Jul 21, 2008
Fran Allison should be mentioned individually, not just part of the Kuklapolitan Players. Anyone who could keep up a non-scripted conversation with a puppet for a half hour deserves recognition.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago

#34 Jul 21, 2008
Studs isn't in the MOBC Hall of Fame? I didn't even realize... I guess that's one non-profit I can stop sending checks to.
Bubba

Nolensville, TN

#35 Jul 21, 2008
Linn Burton...that brings back memories: The Cisco Kid, The Lone Ranger and a rotating '74 Buick LeSabre.
Robert Breckinridge

Haines City, FL

#36 Jul 21, 2008
I agree, most of these people are obvious.But when I read Jane Pauley, Deborah Norville, and a few others, I then question the criteria. I think a Chicago Media HoF should be for people who were "great" in Chicago. Not those who may have started/passed through, made some contribution, and then made it big elsewhere. No disrespect to Jane Pauley and her contributions on the national stage but for her work in Chicago, I do not see it.
DumberThanDirt

Chicago, IL

#37 Jul 21, 2008
How about the late Bruce Roberts? Even though he only did sports commentary, Frank Leahy was fun to watch. So was Bill Frink.

If Fahey Flynn makes the list, so should P.J. Hoff. Hoff was a weatherman/cartoonist who spiced up the 10pm news on Channel 2.

I'd also add Peter Hyams, even though he's better known for his film work.

Since you included Christie Hefner, don't forget her Dad used to host 'Playboy After Dark', a syndicated show produced in the WBKB-TV (now WLS-TV) studios.

I'm also a little surprised Rich Koz didn't make your list, since you did remember Jerry G. Bishop.
Butch

United States

#38 Jul 21, 2008
You forgot Irv Kupcinet. Start with his column, go to his show on Channel 11, and let's not forget his legendary color commentary with Jack Brickhouse on Bears games. "Dat's right, Jack."
Wardell

Chicago, IL

#39 Jul 21, 2008
In baseball, there's a phrase for exercises like this: Rain Delay Theatre.
Cooler Head

Chicago, IL

#40 Jul 21, 2008
Shame on you, Phil. Sports needs Jack Quinlan, Vince Lloyd, and Lloyd Pettit. And how could you leave out Dick "Two-ton" Baker?(Laugh Your Troubles Away!) I'm not that much older than you...
Brad Nailer

Joliet, IL

#41 Jul 21, 2008
Okay, let's start with those left out: Ron "King B" Britain, Weatherman P.J. Hoff, and horse handicapper (from the other paper) Dave Feldman.

Ditto to the other posters on Herb Kent and Bob Verdi.

To those who those thought Rosenthal left out Royko and Wally Phillips, a word search of the column would tell you that they were in the list.

Let's not beat up Rosenthal. he acknowleged up front he is forgetting some people. Of course, the fun here is the debate that he stirred up.

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