Hall of Fame
Friends, family and fans gathered Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Chicago to honor the life of local radio personality Doug Banks, who died last month. The memorial was held at the Harold Washington Cultural Center on the South Side. The event was hosted, in part, by radio stations V103, 107.5 WGCI-FM and…
Clark Weber has been an American radio personality in Chicago since 1950 when he began his career as an amateur radio operator.  Referring to himself as, "Mother Weber's Oldest Son," Clark served his country in the Navy and in 1954 took his first professional radio job in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He…
Award winning broadcast journalist Ann Compton, the first woman reporter ever assigned to cover the White House on a fulltime basis by a network television news organization, was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame, Monday, December 15, 2014 during a ceremony held at the Museum of Broadcast…
IBA Hall of Famers gathered in Chicago for the Induction of Oprah Winfrey.  Roger Ebert, who died in 2013, was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2001 and returned in 2011 for the Induction of Oprah Winfrey into the IBA Hall of Fame and with fellow Hall of…
The late Don Cornelius was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame on Friday, August 17, 2012, exactly 42 years to the date (August 17, 1970) that television’s legendary “Soul Train” debuted from Chicago studios.  The induction and tribute to Don's legacy was held at the Museum of…