Local broadcast legends of Boston airwaves to be honored
Among those to be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 15 at Quincy Marriot Hotel, are some of the names with a connection to Boston radio in more recent past and present - Edwin "Ned" Martin, “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers”, better known as Ray and Tom Magliozzi, Eddie Andelman and Ken Meyer.
The legendary, late Edwin "Ned" Martin called Red Sox games on both WHDH AM 850 and Channel 5 from 1961 to 1971, on WHDH 850 only from 1972 to 1975 on WMEX 1510/WITS 1510 from 1976 to 1978 and, of course, later on WSBK "TV38" from 1979 to 1987 and NESN from 1985 to 1992. And his signature "Mercy!" trademark lives on forever.
Ray and Tom Magliozzi are longtime hosts of "Car Talk" heard nationally on NPR and locally on WBUR 90.9. "Car Talk" first debuted on WBUR in 1977 and became an NPR-syndicated show in 1987.
Eddie Andelman, Boston sports-talk radio pioneer who a permanent fixture on local radio landscape from 1969 until his retirement in December 2010. Since the incidental inception of the "Sports Huddle" in June 1969 on WUNR 1600, he co-hosted the super popular show with two of his friends - Mark Witkin and Jim McCarthy - from 1969 to 1993 on a number of local signals - WUNR 1600, WBZ 1030, WHDH 850 and WEEI 590/850. He was also a longtime weekday host at WHDH 850, WEEI 590/850 and WWZN 1510. He resurrected the 'New Sports Huddle" back in 2006 which was heard on WTKK 96.9 up until his retirement last year.
In 1970's, Ken Meyer served as producer for Larry Glick on WBZ 1030. He also hosted his own weekend talk and sports shows on WBZ. In the 1980's, he was also a host of WEEI 590's old-time radio series.
This will be the fifth induction of Massachusetts broadcasters by the organization, based at Massasoit Community College in Brockton. Founded in 2006, the nonprofit is housed in the Anna P. Buckley Fine Arts Center, where plaques and photos of notable broadcasters are displayed on the wall. You can visit the organization's website for details