Arizona Broadcasters Association

ABA Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:31 AM | Anonymous

Ceremony to take place Oct 11 at Talking Stick Resort

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the outstanding broadcasters to be honored with entry into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees, chosen based on their outstanding contributions to broadcast journalism, are Art Brooks, JD Freeman, Johnjay and Rich and Donna Rossi.

This year's inductees will be honored at ABA's Hall of Fame luncheon on October 11th from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Past inductee Pat McMahon will be the Master of Ceremonies.

About the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees:

·         Art Brooks – the longtime President and CEO of the ABA’s accolades include leading the charge on programs like Crystal Darkness, Hooked and HookedRx; Arizona AMBER Alert and the Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop.

·         JD Freeman - his broadcast career of 41 years started at KPGE in Page, Arizona but while in Dallas, he was instrumental in creating the Amber Alert System that is now used nationwide.

·         Johnjay and Rich – The duo has entertained Arizonans on their morning drive since 2001 and have made their mark on the community with numerous charity projects.

·         Donna Rossi – The five-time Emmy Award-winning reporter has logged three decades covering and uncovering some of the most high-profile stories in the state of Arizona.

Proceeds from ABA's Hall of Fame luncheon support important ABA programs including AZ AMBER Alert, broadcast scholarships at ASU, NAU and UA, along with the Summer High School Broadcast Institute at ASU.

About the Arizona Broadcasters Association

Founded in 1952, the Arizona Broadcasters Association functions as a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation, and is the official trade association serving all free, over-the-air radio and television stations in Arizona. The ABA’s mission is to serve, educate and advocate for its members as well as the general public. For more information on the ABA, please visit www.azbroadcasters.org .


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