Come and honor our 2023 MBA Hall of Fame inductees:
- Dick Bott – This broadcaster is the founder of Bott Radio Network, a national leader in Christian Talk Radio.
- Bob Costas – The 29-time Emmy winner’s early broadcasting days are traced back to KMOX Radio in St. Louis before he exploded onto the national scene.
- Karen Foss – This St. Louis television icon spent 27 years as an anchor/reporter at KSDK after getting her broadcasting start in Kansas City.
- Tom (deceased) and Ralph Oakley – This father-son duo each served as President and CEO of Quincy Media, Inc. Tom is remembered for his passion to advance Missouri highways. Ralph was a strong broadcasting advocate and was actively involved with the NAB and supported the MBA.
- Bill Wilkerson (deceased) – The St. Louis broadcasting icon’s career spanned over four decades from sports play-by-play to morning show host.
- Marion Woods – This Missouri broadcaster has been in the business for more than 60 years and continues to host a morning show at KOKO-AM in Warrensburg.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM
Banquet/Induction Ceremony: 6:30-9:00 PM
This will be the second stand-alone event honoring our new inductees, and it will include a reception, banquet, and induction ceremony separate from the annual MBA Awards (which will be held the following evening).
Here is the online reservation link for the MBA’s hotel room block at Margaritaville. It will work up until the cutoff date of 5/4/23. After that, anyone who still needs to reserve a room will need to call the hotel’s Reservations Department directly at 1-800-826-8272.
If you need more than one room, call the hotel’s Reservations Department at the number above, otherwise you will have to manually register one room at a time.