Bill Geist

Bill Geist, a New York Times bestselling author, an Emmy Award-wining retired correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, and a Bronze Star recipient (for his service as a combat photographer with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam) will add IBA Hall of Famer to his resume later this year when inducted into the IBA (Illinois Broadcasters Association) […]

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George Will

George Will became the 61st member of the IBA Hall of Fame on May 16th at an after hours reception at Harry Caray’s in Chicago. Will shared stories of his broadcast career covering national politics, past presidents, and the current climate of the media with members of the Chicago media present but it was his […]

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Mort Crim

(Springfield/Carterville) Said to have been the inspiration for actor Will Ferrell’s “Ron Burgundy” character in the Anchorman movie franchise, real life veteran network radio and TV anchor Mort Crim for induction into the IBA’s (Illinois Broadcasters Association’s) Hall of Fame.             A West Frankfort, Illinois native, Crim earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern […]

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Bill Plante

Long-time CBS News White House reporter Bill Planted was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on June 6, 2018.  Plante was introduced by his stepson, Chris Plant, a syndicated radio show host as part of the Westwood One Network. Bill Plante, a retired veteran reporter, was a CBS News White House correspondent […]

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Doug Banks

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 iHeartMedia Chicago.  Banks was also […]

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Clark Weber

Clark Weber was 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 moved to Chicago in 1961 where […]

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Dick Van Dyke

Ann Compton

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 Communications.  “It was a front […]

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Don Cornelius

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 Broadcast Communications. Members of the […]

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