FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     April 26, 2013                                                 

CONTACT:       Art Singer, President, Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame [email protected]     617-641-9540 or Burt Peretsky, <[email protected]> 781-828-4714

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame Board of Directors unanimously salutes the efforts of the state’s television and radio stations for their extraordinary contributions to the public good in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Providing, in many cases, wall-to-wall broadcast coverage and on-the-scene reporting, stations large and small — in Greater Boston and beyond — sent reporters, technical crews and equipment to the continually evolving locations, keeping the public fully informed and providing significant assistance to the national media outlets. Massachusetts broadcasters worked continuously to keep on top of events and demonstrated extraordinary dedication and courage, as well as empathy, to the many people affected by the events and aftermath.

About the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame (www.massbroadcastersHOF.org)

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at Massasoit Community College honors the Massachusetts broadcasting industry’s most noteworthy members, commemorates their singular achievements and meritorious contributions to the broadcasting profession, and preserves their work for future generations. The Hall of Fame is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization.

The organization conducts a nomination and selection process each year in order to induct individuals who through their life’s work have made major contributions to Massachusetts broadcasting and broadcasting in general. An induction and awards event follows. An informational plaque at a permanent exhibit at the Massasoit Community College Canton, MA, campus, in the public space of the Arts Center represents each inductee. This space is open to the public for viewing during regular college hours. Over time a much more extensive exhibit is planned as well as a traveling version that can go to state colleges and other places of note.

The Hall is working toward acquiring space so that it archive materials from broadcasters and other individuals across the state. This material – recordings, scripts, etc. – will be made available to students for scholarly work in the area of communication media and eventually in some form to the public at large.