IBA Names Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted: Updated:
Bernie Eagan (photo courtesy of our partners at WIBC) Bernie Eagan (photo courtesy of our partners at WIBC)

The Indiana Broadcasters Association has announced four new inductees to the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. The class will be inducted this fall during the 2018 Indiana Broadcasters Conference.

This year's inductees include Norman Cox, who served as the Indiana Statehouse reporter for WRTV in Indianapolis for 36 years before retiring in 2013. Radio host Bernie Eagan will also be inducted. Eagan has worked at Emmis Communications in Indy since 1981 and current hosts afternoons on WYXB-FM. Eagan announced earlier this year he would retire in July.

The IBA will also induct the late Al Hobbs, former on-air host and general manager of WTLC-FM in Indianapolis. Patty Spitler, former news anchor for WISH-TV in Indy and host of "Pet Pals TV," "Great Day TV," and "Boomer TV" will also join the hall.

"We look forward to celebrating the unique careers of these legendary Hoosier broadcasters," said Dave Arland, executive director of the IBA. "The diverse 2018 class is made up of TV and radio personalities who served as voices of and for their communities for decades helping to inform and entertain the state in their own, unique ways. With the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers, we are proud to honor Norm, Bernie, Al and Patty this year."
 
The honorees will be inducted November 1 at the Indiana Broadcasters Conference in Carmel.

  • Perspectives

    • Improving Efficiency At Board Meetings

      Unproductive board meetings waste time, demotivate board members and frustrate staff.  While most boards function relatively well, they may not be functioning at their highest level. Here are several simple changes you can make right now that will keep your meetings productive and on target. Implement a consent agenda. A consent agenda is a single action item at the start of board meetings that typically includes board minutes, financial information, and anything else that may...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Airport Board Approves New Concessions Vendors

      The Indianapolis Airport Authority Board has approved new contracts for several retail and services vendors at Indianapolis International Airport. The contracts are the first of several approvals that are expected as part of the airport's Concessions Refresh initiative, which aims to increase the local focus among vendors. Marsha Stone, senior director of commercial enterprise at the airport, says the effort will be one of the most impactful public-facing projects that...

    • Two Indiana Banks on Forbes Best List

      Forbes has ranked the best banks in the country and Indiana has placed two on the list. First Merchants Bank finished 2nd, and Old National Bancorp came in at 97. The metrics used by the publication include tangible common equity, return on average assets, net interest margin,  efficiency ratio and net charge-offs as a percentage of total loans. 

    • ClearObject Acquired By Equity Firms

      One of Indiana's biggest tech success stories is being acquired. Two equity firms have acquired a majority interest in Fishers-based Internet of Things company ClearObject. The company's headquarters will remain in Fishers and Chief Executive Officer John McDonald will continue to lead the management team. The companies are not releasing financial terms of the transaction. ClearObject was founded in 2010 as CloudOne, and designs, develops and manages Internet of Things-driven...

    • Hard Rock Cafe Indianapolis to Close in March

      Florida-based Hard Rock International has announced that its Indianapolis location will close. The lease for the Hard Rock Cafe Indianapolis space on South Meridian Street is set to expire in March and the company will not renew it.

    • Hotel, Mattress Company to Launch Collaboration

      Jeffersonville-based Bowles Mattress Co. and West Baden Springs Hotel in Orange County will Monday officially launch their new mattress series. The partnership, first announced last month, will make the mattresses that had previously only been made for the resort available to the public.