State Employee Grant Program

WSAB Leadership Roll of Honor


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"…to honor those whose shoes we try to fill;
whose memories will remain with us always."


WSAB honors the pioneer broadcasters of Washington by including their names on Memorial Plaques that are displayed at the Broadcaster of the Year Banquet annually.

WSAB’s Leadership Roll of Honor

1952 Fred Chitty Vancouver
1954 Charlie Chatterton Longview
1956 James A. Murphy Yakima
1958 Herb Spence Aberdeen
1961 Birt Fisher Seattle
1965 Edward J. Jansen Tacoma
1966 Louis Wasmer Spokane
1967 O. D. Fisher Seattle
1969 J. Elroy McCaw
Carl Downing
Seattle
Olympia
1970 Bruce Bartley Bremerton
1971 Tubby Quilliam
Herb Studebaker
Seattle
Walla Walla
1972 Saul Haas
Rogan Jones
Seattle
Bellingham
1974 Gaylen Blackford
Otto Brandt
Seattle
Seattle
1975 Dale Gunderson Ocean Shores
1976 Tom Olsen
Archie Morton
Richard Dunning
Olympia
Tacoma
Spokane
1977 Carl Haymond
Miller C. Robertson
Yakima-Tacoma
Seattle
1979 Orin Fisher Seattle
1980 Alan Miller Pullman
1981 Robert Swartz
Tom Bostic
Opportunity
Yakima
1982 Joe Chytil
Lamar N. Ostrander
Cal Watson
Centralia/Chehalis
Seattle
Pullman
1983 John C. Clarke
Joseph Kendall
Bill Taft
Seattle
Aberdeen
Everett
1984 Jack Keating
Herb Anderson
Walla Walla
Olympia
1985 Samuel "Dave" Crockett Seattle
1986 Hugh Feltis Seattle
1988 Arne G. Peterson Longview
1990 Leo Beckley Mount Vernon
1991 Jim McGovern
Pete Gross
Don McCune
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
1993 Roberta Byrd Barr Seattle
1996 George Buck
Chuck Farmer
Port Angeles
Long Beach
1997 Ted Chytil
Jessica Longston
Robert E. Pollock
Hugh Davis
Ernie Linnenkohl
Centralia/Chehalis
Seattle
Bellingham
Yakima
Hoquiam
1998 Robert E. Priebe Seattle
1999 William W. Warren
Dean Woodring
Seattle
Seattle
2002 Max Bice Tacoma
2004 Ancil Payne Seattle
2005 Val Limburg Pullman
2006 Charles Herring
Barbara Kerry
Don Bennett
Port Angeles
Olympia
Sunnyside
2009 John Behnke
Fred Danz
Seattle
Bellevue
2011 Jim Murphy
Clay Huntington
Jack Goetz
Seattle
Tacoma
Yakima
2012 Wally Nelskog
Ken Messer
Les Smith
Seattle
Yakima
Seattle
2013 Jim Keane Mount Vernon
2014 J. Birney Blair Spokane
2015 Bill Berry Anacortes

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