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Shannon, Hamburg Inducted Into NYSBA Hall Of Fame


The New York State Broadcasters will induct radio legend Scott Shannon into its Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2012, along with WOR-AM/New York personality Joan Hamburg, 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace. Also inducted: Emmy-winning sportscaster and New York Times best-selling author Len Berman, WSTM-TV/Syracuse anchor and reporter Jackie Robinson, and recently retired TV news anchor and reporter Rich Funke.

Shannon has hosted Scott & Todd in the Morning with co-host Todd Pettingill for more than 20 years. He began his career as a teenager in Mobile, AL, and spent time in Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, DC, and then Tampa, where he innovated the "Morning Zoo" format. He went on to WHTZ (Z100)/New York, then headed to L.A. before arriving at WPLJ/New York in 1991. Shannon, who also hosts the nationally syndicated "True Oldies Channel" format, is a member of the NAB Hall of Fame and the Museum of Broadcast Communications' Radio Hall of Fame.

Joan Hamburg has been heard on WOR since the early '70s, and her show today covers a variety of topics, including news, interviews, and food and restaurants; highlights are syndicated nationally as a two-hour weekend show. Hamburg and her daughter, Liz, were the first mother-daughter radio team in the country.

Mike Wallace, the late and much-admired anchor and co-editor of CBS News' 60 Minutes, began his career in Michigan radio and moved to TV in the '50s. He joined 60 Minutes full-time in 1968 and became known for his hard-hitting and fearless interview style. He won 21 Emmy Awards in his decades-long career.

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