Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers July 16, 2007




Distinguished MSU educator inducted into Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) inducted Gary Reid into its Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on July 10 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. “I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Michigan Broadcast Hall of Fame,” said Reid, general manager of Michigan State University’s award-winning student radio station, WDBM-FM, better known as the Impact.”

“Given that my predecessors include among others, former Federal Communications Commissioner James Quello, J.P McCarthy, Dick Purtan, Mort Crim, Ernie Harwell and a host of extremely successful station owners, managers and on-air personalities, it is a truly humbling experience. For an educator to be included in this distinguished body is overwhelming,” he said.

Reid is also a University Distinguished senior specialist in MSU’s Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media. The MAB’s Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes broadcasters for their leadership, achievement and contributions to the industry... Read entire article here

Flint Journal:

Tom Bryson said he was "stunned and surprised" when he found out last month he was going to be inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Bryson, longtime president and general manager of WJRT (Channel 12), had just returned from a trip to London with his wife, Mary, to visit their oldest daughter when he read the letter from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. "I really said, 'Is this a joke,'" Bryson recalled with a laugh. It wasn't. Bryson, who has run the ABC affiliate since 1985, was inducted in a ceremony Tuesday night at an MAB conference in Grand Rapids... 'Surprised' Bryson inducted into Broadcasters Hall of Fame (Fri, 7/13)







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