2009 Inductees -
Steve Kerrigan Memorial -
DABHOF 2011 Inductees
Steve Baker Jim Baldridge Bucks Braun Barry “Dr. Creep” Hobart
Sharon Howard Erma Bombeck Nancy Cartwright Steve Kerrigan Judge Walter Rice
Cissy Clemons Lovett Nancy Wilson
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Nancy Wilson Watch Video
From www.whko.com web site:
About Me: I should have known I was destined to have a career where all I do is talk
when I was in kindergarten at Plattsburg Elementary in the late 60's. I got the customary
"S's" and "S-
Education: The years passed, I kept getting in trouble for talking too much at Southeastern High School in my hometown of South Charleston. Then it was on to college at the University of Dayton ....where my major was ....civil engineering! But not for long, I quickly switched to Broadcast Journalism (the talking thing again). After graduating in 1985, I couldn't find a radio job anywhere, so I worked as bank teller at Banc Ohio in Springfield till my big radio break at WIZE in 1988.
My Life Now: In 1989, I got a call from K99.1FM and I've been on the morning show ever since!!! During all this time, I've acquired four nephews...CJ, Derrick, Matt and Andy, gained and lost a husband....and found a new man! And have probably gained and lost the same amount of weight over and over and over again! After all this time in my house, I still haven't figured out what to do with my bathroom!
Steve Baker Watch Video
Looking back, April of 1980 was a big moment in my life. That's when I joined WHIO-
Since 1983, I've provided full-
Jim Baldridge Watch Video
Jim Baldridge was raised in Lima, Ohio. He attended Shawnee High School, and is a graduate of Wright State University and Sinclair Community College.
Jim began covering news at WCIT radio in Lima, Ohio, in 1964 as a senior in high
school. He worked for several stations in the Dayton-
Jim joined WHIO-
Bucks Braun Watch Video
Bucks Braun was morning host, program director and Vice President of Operations at WHOO-
After being with WONE-
Bucks has been heard on airwaves in Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, Orlando and Phoenix
over the past 46 years. In addition to hosting radio shows, Bucks has performed
Barry “Dr. Creep” Hobart Watch Video
Barry Hobart (June 23, 1941 – January 14, 2011) was a local television personality widely known to fans as Dr. Creep. He was a horror movie host on WKEF Television in Dayton, Ohio.
Hobart graduated from Middletown High School in 1959, then attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in broadcasting. After an overseas stint in the Air Force, Hobart returned to southwest Ohio and was hired by WKEF television as a camera specialist and Master Control Operator.
In 1971, WKEF management began looking for a gimmick to garner ratings on Saturday
nights. When Hobart suggested a late-
As Dr. Creep, Hobart had been an avid supporter of local charities, helping out the MDA during their annual Labor Day telethon. Hobart and Linda Gabbard founded "Project Smiles", a charity that collects toys every Christmas for needy children in the Dayton area. The charity is still active today. (Source: Wikipedia)
Alyce Lucas -
Alyce Lucas was chosen in 1965 to host WDAO’s home program. This was a show for the woman who was the sole breadwinner of her family, a single mother. As a WDAO radio personality Alyce organized several fund raisers to aid less fortunate young adults in the area. One area high school student, who broke Jesse Owens record, was sent to the Olympics with her help.
During the 1966 riots Alyce took to the airwaves to call for calm and later rode
through the area to encourage the crowds to refrain from further harmful activities.
In 1967 Alyce and three others became co-
In 1970, and for the next 22 years, Alyce served on the Montgomery County Children’s Services Board. She was also a staff member of the Dayton Human Relations Council. Alyse contributed so much to the Dayton area through her activism, broadcasting and fund raising skills.
Sharon Howard Watch Video
Sharon D. Howard served as Executive Director of Community and Public Relations for WDTN-
Howard is affiliated with numerous civic and volunteer organizations including the Sinclair Community College Foundation Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of Culture Works, Board and Founding Member of the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Salvation Army Board of Trustees and the Kettering Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Tau Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Dayton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In December of 2005, she was appointed by Ohio’s Governor to serve on the Ohio Arts Council Board where she chairs the Education Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. Howard holds a BA degree from the University of Dayton.
Erma Bombeck Watch Video
Already known for her wit, Erma Bombeck's career as a humorist really began to take
off in the mid-
Humorist, writer, columnist, journalist. Born Erma Louise Fiste on February 21, 1927,
in Dayton, Ohio. Erma Bombeck found the humor in the everyday experiences of being
a wife and mother and shared it with her readers. She worked for the Dayton Herald
(which later became the Journal-
Already known for her keen wit and humorous observations, Bombeck's career as a humorist
really began to take off in the mid-
In addition to her column, Bombeck wrote for magazines such as Good Housekeeping,
Reader's Digest, Redbook, and McCall's. She also authored several popular books,
including such best sellers as The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976)
and If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? (1978). The Grass
Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank was later turned into a television movie starring
Carol Burnett and Charles Grodin.
Beginning in the mid-
Nancy Cartwright Watch Video
Nancy Cartwright was born in Dayton, Ohio, on October 25, 1957. She grew up in Kettering,
Ohio, and discovered her talent for voices at an early age. While in the fourth grade,
she won a school-
In 1976, Cartwright landed a part-
Cartwright is best known for her role as Bart Simpson on the long-
In 1989, the shorts were spun off into a half-
Steve Kerrigan Watch Video
Steve was born July 19, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Sidney Holy Angels Elementary School and graduated in 1977 from Lehman Catholic High School. Steve enrolled in Edison Community College graduating with an associate degree in 1979. While at Edison Community College, Steve initiated what would eventually become a 33 year career in radio, first broadcasting from the student lounge at Edison Community College on WECC Radio with great friend, Brett Beaty. He also played college basketball at Edison. After graduation from Edison Community College, Steve enrolled and graduated in 1981 from the University of Dayton.
While attending classes at UD during the day, he worked the "graveyard shift" at
WVUD Radio, saying that he had been inspired to make a career of radio by legendary
fellow UD graduates, Dan Patrick, Mike McConnell, amongst others. After WVUD, Steve
embarked on a "paid" broadcasting career at Columbus, Ohio's WLVQ QFM96 for a very
successful five years. It is at QFM96, Steve showcased his enormous on-
Steve Kerrigan, former Sidney resident passed away March 14, 2011 at The Ohio State University Hospital, James Cancer Complex, after a courageous three year battle with incurable multiple myeloma leukemia. (Source: Wikipedia)
Judge Walter Rice -
Judge Rice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1958. He attended the Columbia University School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1962. He also attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration in 1962. He received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Dayton, in 1991 and an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from the Wright State University in 2000.
Judge Rice began his law career as an Assistant County Prosecutor for Montgomery
County, Ohio, in 1964. He left that position in June, 1966 and became an associate
with the law firm of Gallon & Miller.
In June, 1969, Judge Rice returned to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office as
its First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He was elected Judge of the Dayton Municipal
Court in November, 1969, and served in that position until July, 1971, when he was
appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was re-
On June 4, 1980, Judge Rice was sworn in as Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, at Dayton, having been appointed to that position by President Carter.
Judge Rice served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio from October 13, 1996 to October 12, 2003.
Cissy Clemons Lovett Watch Video
Cissy Clemons Lovett started working at WKEF 22 as Public Affairs and Special Events Co-
Over the years, Cissy has been involved in many community groups, including: President of the Weslyn Block Club for 38 years, North West Priority Board, Southern Christian Leadership Confrerence and many more. Cissy has been recognized for her activism by many organizations including the Dayton Police Crime Prevention commitee and she was also given the Ohio House of Representative ‘s Community Service Award.
After leaving WKEF Cissy joined the Dayton Metro Library in outreach and senior services. Recently retired Cissy still is active in the community.
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