21 chosen to be inducted to St. Louis Media Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS - A big congratulations goes out to the latest inductees to the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.

The 21 inductees, including several alums of KSDK or KSD-TV, were elected by the St. Louis Media History Foundation board of directors.

Here are the newest inductees:

Russ Carter – Host of "St. Louis Hop" on KSD-TV

Robert Coe – Founder of KSD Radio

Chris Condon – TV anchor of 10-Minute news on KSD-TV

Sally Bixby Defty – Pulitzer Prize finalist for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cathy Dunkin – Founder of Standing Partnership

Eugene Field – Poet and reporter for the Chicago Daily News

Jim Fox – 65 years in print journalism, including St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Suburban Journals, and the St. Louis Star-Times

Andrew "Spyderman" Fuller – Broadcast pioneer in black-owned radio

Ralph Graczak St. Louis Post-Dispatch illustrator

Bruce Hayward – Anchor for the first local UHF-TV station

Don Hesse – Editorial cartoonist for the Globe-Democrat

Bob Lachky – The man behind the Anheuser-Busch marketing campaigns

Jeremy Lansman – Creator of independent community radio

Erma Perham Proetz – First woman elected to the National Advertising Hall of Fame

Pete Rahn – Creator of one of the first newspaper television guides

Clif St. James – Radio/TV host, weatherman, performer. Also known as "Corky the Clown" on KSD-TV

Wilma Sim – Pioneer of TV homemaker programs. Hosted "Homemaking with KSD-TV" throughout the 1950s

Robert G. Stolz – Founder of Stolz Advertising Company

Glenn Tintera – Originator of advertising use of focus groups

Richard Weil – 42-year reporter, editor. Spent time at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Beacon

Skeets Yaney – Radio entertainer and DJ. Known as Clyde "Skeets" Yaney, the "Golden Voice Yodeler"

The induction ceremony will be held Monday, Feb. 10 at Triumph Grill from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.


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