We had another great time at the 2015 Binghamton Broadcasters which was held Saturday September 19 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Binghamton.
Over 200 were in attendance including David Donovan of the NYS Broadcasters, Anne Serling (Rod's daughter) along with TV veterans Jim Matthews, Diane Smith, Mitch Gross, Kerry Donovan, Greg Catlin and more.
Here are some highlights of the program:
Featured was an appearance by Anne Serling, Rod Serling's daughter, who spoke of her Dad, as well as sharing a Rod Serling video.
Copies of her book, My Dad, As I Knew Him were available for purchase and signing.
A re-creation of Bill Parker's induction into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame took place, by David Donovan of the New York State Broadcasters.
A five minute video presentation of Bill's career was shown.
Bob Huckabone put together a video salute to Binghamton Broadcasters that are still working in the market will be shown, with pictures of those broadcasters from radio and television.
About 20 broadcasters were featured in that video.
Click on the awards tab on the left for more information on our 2015 Award winners. Here is a summary.
The Living Legend Award, was given to Steve Gilinsky of WLTB.
Doug Mosher, is the recipient of the 2015 Broadcaster of the Year Award.
The 2015 Audio-Technica working broadcaster award went to Dave Lozzi
We also acknowledged Dave Whalen of Time Warner Cable with the 2015 Bill Parker Distinguished Service Award.
A salute to the late Scott Phillips and Tom Martin took place.
In between, we showed random clips of local television, from the Bob Joseph and Bob Huckabone archives,.
Scott Fybush was along, will be offering his 2016 Tower Site Calendar.
Along with all this, at 2pm Saturday afternoon, the Binghamton Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2015 induction ceremonies took place, with the following inductees in attendance:
Bill and Barb Mack
the late Phil Marella of Channel 34 was also inducted by way of a video tribute from Roy Sova.
The Bundy Museum of History and Art is located at 129 Main Street in Binghamton, and is home to the Binghamton Broadcasters Hall of Fame and other broadcast and non-broadcast exhibits.
Visitors are welcome.
We are thrilled to announce that Dave Whalen, of Time Warner Cable has been chosen as the recipient of the
2015 Distinguished Service Award.
Dave has been at TWC for over 20 years, and has done it all.
In conjunction with our Salute to Television, Dave will be recognized as not only a pioneer in Television and Cable, but for his work in the community. Dave will be joining the other award winners that night as follows:
Dave Lozzi Audio Technica Working Broadcaster Award
Broadcaster of the Year: Doug Mosher
Living Legend Award: Steve Gilinsky
In addition, Bill Parker, who was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame, will be on hand for a re-creation of his induction which took place earlier this year.
Scheduled to attend this year is Anne Serling, Rod Serling's daughter, who has published a new book about her Dad. Anne will have copies of her book available for purchase.
Scroll down for a description of the book, as supplied by Anne.
David Donovan of the NYS broadcasters will be
acknowledging Bill Parker.
Bill was inducted in the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame earlier this year.
We will be showing a terrific five minute video, produced by the NYS Broadcasters, outlining Bill's career.
Part of the program will be a salute to television, and specifically to those that have remained in Binghamton TV for 20 plus years. Bob Huckabone is assembling a slide show of those broadcasters, and Steve Craig has been tapped to do the live narration.
See the complete attendance list, which includes Steve Craig, Jim Matthews, Candace Chapman, Brian Sickora of WSKG, Mary and Wally Roper, Margaret Bryant, and the legendary Scott Fybush, who will have available his 2015 Tower Site Calendar.
As I Knew Him,
My Dad, Rod Serling
To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate and her confidante.
After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually she found solace for her grief by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. Idyllic summers in upstate New York, the years in Los Angeles, and the myriad ways he filled their time with laughter, strength and endearing silliness--all are captured here with deep affection and candor.