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DABHOF 2009 Inductees
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Gene “By Golly” Barry
Though Gene left us in 2001, his legacy lives on in the memories of thousands and thousands of (former) Dayton teens. He was the “platter pal” of a generation...the nighttime rock and roll DJ on WING Radio who, in his day, could command better than 50% of the nighttime radio audience.
After leaving WING in 1964, he was one of the “idea” men who helped launch WDAO-
Then returned again in the late 1980’s for one last radio trip around the block with a Saturday Night oldies show on WING. And many of his listeners thank him today for his efforts at mentoring them...as he now joins the ranks of the inductees of the Dayton Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame.
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A photographer/videographer for WHIO-
Cheatham joined Channel 7 as a studio technician in 1963 and soon became one of WHIO’s top videographers.
Arlen “Bucky” Bockhorn
A former guard for the NBA Cincinnati Royals and former University Of Dayton star basketball player, he is a member of the U. D. Hall Of Fame and All Century Team. Bucky has provided color commentary on University of Dayton radio broadcasts since 1970 and is now saluted for his on-
A news anchor/reporter on Dayton television for decades, Marsha currently anchors the noon, 5:30 and 6 PM newscasts for WDTN-
*Prior to coming to 2 NEWS in March of 1988, Bonhart was with Good Samaritan Hospital,
Dayton, where she served as Media Coordinator. Prior to that, she held positions
at KTTV, Los Angeles, WKEF-
Marsha has won numerous awards not only for her work but also for her community involvement. She received a News Emmy Nomination for her series on "Crack Addicted Babies." In both 1993 and 2004, she won the Ohio Public Images Award for producing stories that create greater understanding and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities. Marsha also holds the YWCA Award for Personal Achievement and Community Involvement.
In 1999, Bonhart received the "304" Award from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2000, she received the "Top 15 Friends" award from Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence and in 2003 she was selected as Dayton Daily News Top Ten Women. She has been recognized by the Beavercreek (Ohio) Education Association for professional and personal contributions to furthering education. In 2006, Marsha was given the Spirit of Progress Award by the American Cancer Society for accomplishments in research, reporting and service and in 2005 she was honored by Good Samaritan Hospital (Dayton) for achievements as a healthcare reporter/medical educator. In 2009, she was selected as a Woman of Influence by the Dayton YWCA, also in 2009, the Dayton African American CEOs honored her as a Top Ten African American Woman. (*Source WDTN.com)
The former News Director of WONE and WTUE Radio. His career started at the station in 1970 as a beat reporter. A.J. managed a staff of 5 full time and a number of part time reporters -
Deborah began her career in the marketing and advertising department at WING Radio in 1968. She became Vice-
Deborah Parenti is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned positions in her
hometown of Dayton, as well as Louisville and Philadephia. Her range of experience
includes promotion, marketing, business management, sales and sales and general management.
She broke the glass ceiling in Dayton as the first woman to manage a radio station
in the market and established one of the first consolidated operations in the country,
as well as designed and branded an innovative multi-
A former part-
Dr. John C. “Turk” Logan
“Turk” Logan began his radio career in 1970 at WDAO-
For many years, Toula was the producer for the WHIO-
Toula’s broadcast efforts along with her commitment and dedication to the Dayton community at large now brings her a hearty welcome to the Dayton Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame.