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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Lee Sims

United States

#42 Jul 21, 2008
If you include Dick Biondi, ya gotta have Dex Card in there... and how about Susan and Pegasus the Flying Table?
jay dubs

Buffalo Grove, IL

#43 Jul 21, 2008
Great sports columnist John P. Carmichael.
Sportscaster Bruce Roberts, who invented the football highlight wrapup show and coined the phrase "this one has eyes."
Longtime radio personalities Milt Rosenberg, Dick Buckley, and Terri Hemmert.
Disc-jockey/network television reporter/Chicago Tonight host/news anchorman Bob Sirott.
Bob Carr

Pittsburgh, PA

#44 Jul 21, 2008
Great fun. How about:
* Editor Koky Dishon -- redefined newspaper features sections
* Hugh Hough -- Art Petacque's alter ego
* Architecture critic Paul Gapp
* Books' Henry Kisor
* and a dozen photojournalists

mary anne ford


#45 Jul 21, 2008
I think Mel Belairs and his wife should be added.
John Anderson

Gurnee, IL

#46 Jul 21, 2008
WBBM's John Madigan's News Radio Views the Press commentaries were always interesting including his trademark hissing sign-off, "WBBM newsradio ssssseventy-eight."
mary anne ford


#47 Jul 21, 2008
Also the Chicago Sunday evening club minister whose name skips me.
mary anne ford


#48 Jul 21, 2008
Preston Bradley, thats the minister. Had a big audience but stayed beyond his prime.

Chicago, IL

#49 Jul 21, 2008
I always looked forward to commentary by Norman Ross. His voice was unique and insight very interesting.
I am 61 and remember him from the 50's or 60's.
Al Joza - Calumet city

Gurnee, IL

#50 Jul 21, 2008
A few more to include could be: Eddie Schwartz, Harvery Wells,and the guy that did "Chicken Man" Dan Sorkin. Also, give some consideration to the long-time WHite Sox radio announcer, Bob Elson.

West Orange, NJ

#51 Jul 21, 2008
man, I miss the Daily News. it was the best daily in Chicago.
Brad Nailer

Englewood, CO

#52 Jul 21, 2008
Included in Rosenthal's list, now comes a sad coincidence. Baseball writer Jerome Holtzman just passed away. As reported elsewhere in today's online Trib:

"Former Tribune baseball writer Jerome Holtzman, who rose from copy boy to Hall of Famer in an illustrious career as a Chicago sportswriter, passed away this weekend after a long illness. He was 82.

Holtzman, a baseball beat writer and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times before moving to the Tribune in 1981, was the author of six books, including "No Cheering in the Press Box," a best-selling oral history of the game as told by 24 old-school sportswriters.

Known as "the Dean" in baseball press boxes, Holtzman chronicled the seasons of the White Sox and Cubs for more than 40 years at Chicago newspapers, beginning in 1957 at the Sun-Times. He was also responsible for the institution of the "save" rule to acknowledge effective relief pitching in 1966, the first major statistic recognized by Major League Baseball since the RBI was added in 1920.

Holtzman was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, and became baseball's first official historian under Commissioner Bud Selig after retiring from the Tribune in 1999".
J G Taylor Spink

United States

#53 Jul 21, 2008
Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor who created the baseball All-Star Game

Ward Just, novelist who got his start at the Waukegan News-Sun

Ward Quaal, pioneering leader of WGN-TV

Clayton Kirkpatrick, editor of the Tribune

Jack Mabley, columnist for four daily papers

The father and son pair of John McCutcheon and John McCutcheon

Peter Lisagor

John Fischetti


#54 Jul 21, 2008
Johnnyboy wrote:
Herb Kent (The Cool Gent) might deserve to be in your Hall, but how about Al Benson, Sam Evans (Jam With Sam), Sid McCoy, Daddyo Daley (sp) and Yvonne Daniels.
In the early '50s WGES 1390 had the greatest line-up of DJs found anywhere.
And lets not forget the early Top 10 guys like Jim Lounsbury,Howard Miller and Marty Faye. And while were at it throw in Two-Ton Baker.
Print guys you over-looked are the curmudgeons Jack Griffin, Bill Gleason and from the AP, Joe Mooshil.
You should remember Nate Clay and Floyd Brown. Good list!!

Springfield, IL

#55 Jul 22, 2008
Jack Taylor, longtime anchor at Channels 9 and 26 should be on the list.

Cottage Grove, WI

#56 Jul 22, 2008
Great to see Al Parker on the list. Outstanding staff announcer at WLS-TV (was there when it was WBKB) and the voice thY opened so many Cannel 7 newscasts. Was also a mentor to hundreds/thousands of Columbia College radio grads, including Sirott, Pat Sajak, Ed Schwartz and many more......

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