Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame

Induction 2012

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Induction Night - May 10, 2012

Jim Norman, WVI crowd

The room was packed - once again - at the West Valley Inn!

Gary Berkowitz

The 2012 Shepard Award winner, Gary Berkowitz, smiles at his introduction into the Hall of Fame!

Joe Lembo, Steve McDonald

Board members Joe Lembo (L) and emcee Steve McDonald go over the pre-show notes...batten down the hatches...

Tony Bristol, John Colletto

2012 RIRHOF inductee Tony Bristol with RIRHOF Board member and fellow former PRO-FM softball Blooper John Colletto.

Henry Moretti, Charlie Jefferds

Special Olympics' HOFer Henry Moretti interviews Class of 2008 RIRHOFer Charlie Jefferds for the SORI TV Magazine.

King Arthur Knight

King Arthur Knight is presented for induction into the RIRHOF - well deserved!

Bob LaChance family

Bob LaChance's family celebrates his induction into the RIRHOF, following a storied career on the air, and then in sales management.

Gene DeGraide, Dave Kane

Dave Kane corners inaugural Class of '08 HOFer "Gentleman" Gene DeGraide.

Brad Pierce, Deb Rich

Brad Pierce listens intently to RIRHOF Board member Deb Rich's story.

Dave Richards

WOON's Dave Richards has been at the same station, serving the community in the Blackstone Valley for 41 years...and counting...

Vin Ciavatta

The "voice" of the RIRHOF, Vin Ciavatta (a.k.a. Vin E. McCoy) watches as friends and fellow radio pros speak at the induction ceremony.

2008 Induction Night Photos

2009 Induction Night Photos

2010 Induction Night Photos

Gary Furtado, Navigant CU

Thanks to Gary Furtado and our 5-year presenting sponsor, Navigant Credit Union! 

Giovanni & Berkowitz

Hall of Famers who worked together at 92 PRO FM to make it famous...Giovanni and Gary Berkowitz.

Tony Bristol

He once carried album crates for several HOFers at WPRO...Tony Bristol is an example of "if you dream it, it can happen!"

David Jones, Tom Cuddy

Class of 2011 HOFer David Jones visits with former WPRO program director Tom Cuddy.

Jimmy Gray

Who better to tell a story than the Class of '09's Jimmy Gray?  Bet it was a whopper...

KAK holds court

As he once did so well on the radio, KAK holds court over the proceedings at the West Valley Inn...

George Babcock

George Babcock accepts induction for the late John "Big Ange" Manzi, whose on-air personality was often bigger than life...

John Colletto, Jim Norman

John Colletto with the original "Voice of the URI Rams," Jim Norman...who called almost 1300 URI football and basketball games, without missing one!

Brad Pierce

You are kidding me!  Brad Pierce has gone on to great national success at Dial Global Network, coming from his days as Shadow Morgan at WICE.

Dave Richards

Still on the air, and running the day-to-day operation of full-service WOON-AM in Woonsocket, Dave Richards accepts his induction.

Dottie Zack

The daughter of the late Eddie Zack, Dottie Zack, points to several members of her father's band...made famous as Eddie Zack and the Dude Ranchers.

2011 Induction Night Photos

Thank You - Gene Hutnak Photography