SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (July 16, 2008) — Seventeen local broadcasting legends, including longtime favorites Alex Bennett, Rosie Allen, Renel Brooks-Moon and Dave Sholin, are members of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008.
Four of the Bay Area’s most popular sportscasters — Bob Fouts, Russ Hodges, Don Klein and Roy Storey — are members of the latest class, as is the “World’s First Airborne Traffic Reporter,” Hap Harper. The latest group of honorees — the third to be enshrined — will be inducted during a public ceremony on October 1 in Berkeley. More than 6,000 votes were cast online and in person during the open balloting period, which ended on July 1. The complete Class of 2008, listed alphabetically, includes:*
DAVE SHOLIN — Another of San Francisco State University’s endless stream of talented broadcasters, Dave Sholin – “The Duke” – got his start at San Jose’s KLIV (1590 AM) and KARA (105.7 FM). Having quickly built a reputation for having a “golden ear,” he was hired by the legendary KFRC (610 AM) as music director; he cemented his reputation by being named Music Director of the Year by the Gavin Report as KFRC pulled off an unprecedented string of seven consecutive Billboard Major Market Top 40 Station of the Year awards. Later named national music director for KFRC’s parent company, RKO General, he took the job one step beyond by creating a series of RKO Radio Network specials featuring stars such as Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder, as well as a historic interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono conducted only hours before Lennon’s murder. Dave Sholin is currently the morning host at Classic Hits KFRC (106.9 FM).
This picture is taken from Dave's scrapbook which KFRC has posted on it's website.
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