Santos to be ushered into WBZ's Hall of Fame
Former longtime morning sports anchor Gil Santos is returning to WBZ AM/NewsRadio 1030 tomorrow morning - the second of the station's legendary broadcasters will be inducted into the WBZ Hall of Fame at the station's studios in Brihgton. Santos' former colleague Gary LaPierre who retired after 40 years of service in December 2006 was the first inductee in February 2007.
Santos retired from WBZ at the end of January(BRW 1/30) but will continue to work Patriots' play-by-play action on WBCN 104.1FM. He'll be back with his Patriots' radio call beginning with preseason games in August.
Walt Perkins was promoted from weekend sports anchoring to take over Santos' weekday morning beat in early February(BRW 2/6). Santos had anchored the morning sports reports on WBZ for 38 years.
Here's WBZ's official press release :
Tomorrow morning WBZ News Radio will add another chapter to the history and heritage of its famous call letters. At 11:00 we will unveil a plaque honoring Gil Santos as the newest member to be inducted into the WBZ Hall of Fame.
Gil Santos retired from his morning sports anchor position in January of this year and WBZ News Radio is delighted to bring him back so he can see the permanent addition to the Hall of Fame wall on the front of the WBZ building on Soldiers Field Road. Gil was the voice of sports in New England for more than 38 years on WBZ. He’s covered an amazing 13 professional sports championships in Boston during his career. This will be Gil’s third hall of fame honor. He is already in the New England Sports
Museum Hall of Fame as well as the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame.
Gil becomes on the second member of WBZ’s Hall of Fame. Former WBZ morning news anchor Gary LaPierre was the first inductee in February of 2007 following his retirement in December of 2006.
Date: July 9, 2009
Location: Front entrance of 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134
Time: 11:00 a.m.