Nine to be inducted into WV Broadcasters Hall of Fame


Longtime West Virginia Public Broadcasting announcer Frank Stowers is among nine people named to the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The other inductees are Jack Kane, Ralph Allen, Charles Bailey, Shirley “Kitty” Bocock, the late Tom Hicks, Kay Murray, Emil Varney and George Woody, reports The AP.

Stowers has served as a staff announcer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting for 27 years. He began his career as an announcer at WHIS Radio in Bluefield after World War II. He also worked for Union Carbide in Charleston in human resources from 1956 until he retired in 1985.

An induction ceremony will be held 10/12 at the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington. The event is invitation-only.