Broadcast Legend Of The Year Award: “The Myrna”
The Myrna, signifying the Broadcast Legend of the Year, is awarded to a member who has made extraordinary contributions to the organization in time, effort and talent.
Founding Member; Core Group; Program Chairman. KQW/KCBS Radio; elected to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame (2006)
“In appreciation for donating a phenomenal amount of time to the organization, producing programs with audience-attracting stars and themes, expanding membership, engaging productive volunteers and constantly focusing on our main purpose … fun!”
Founding Member, Core Group, Publications Chairman; KNEW/KSAN; Life member, NorCal RTNDA
“In appreciation for donating an extraordinary amount of time, producing outstanding newsletters and many other designer print items, maintaining voluminous data bases, staging special functions like “Sunday in Sonoma” and constantly focusing on our main purpose: fun”
Founding Member (one of the Original 4); Chair of the Core Group; Lunch MC; Leader of The Legends. News Director, KSFO Radio.
1998: KAREN LIPNEY
Legal Counsel, Core Group; Assistant Executive Director, AFTRA/SAG.
Founding Member, Member of Core Group; Past Treasurer; Official Greeter. Member of NATAS Silver Circle.
President and Executive Director of Broadcast Legends. Darryl is also Executive Director of NATAS SF/NorCal, RTNDA and the S.F. Peninsula Press Club. He spent many years at San Francisco State and KRON-TV. Member of the NATAS Silver Circle.
The first woman news anchor in the West and second in the nation. “Girl on the Beat,” The Noon News, KPIX. Member of the NATAS Silver Circle.
Merla is the editor of the Nob Hill Gazette and is remembered as a panelist on the ABC-TV show Oh My Word. Her real claim to fame is the final proof reader of the Legends newsletter. Her plaque reads: “Merla Zellerbach, who saves our collective asses.”
Jim Schock is the Legends Core Group Secretary. Writes the wonderful “boy stories” in each edition of the newsletter and writes the newscast that opens each of our quarterly lunches. A former TV news reporter, producer and executive, Jim is also a novelist.
DAVID FERRELL JACKSON
Publisher and Editor of the Bay Area Radio Digest; Founding Executive Director and Curator of the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame. Member of the Broadcast Legends Board of Directors; Charles Herrold Award (2007), California Historical Radio Society; CHRS Fellow in History (2011).