CONGRATULATIONS to House of Broadcasting board member Dr. John Craft. He is the 2022 recipient of the Prestigious Governor’s Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. John recently retired from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As a recipient of the Governor's Award, Dr. Craft is also awarded a well deserved Emmy from the Academy.
We're in Phoenix Magazine!
The July/August 2022 issue of Phoenix Magazine inc;udes an article informing readers about the ON AIR exhibit of HOBI material displayed at the Arizona HIstorical Museum through July, 2023. If you haven't seen the display yet, check it out.
Congratulation to Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism student, Lydia Curry. Through her hard work and diligence, Lydia was awarded a scholarship donated by the House of Broadcasting. We recieved a thank you letter from her, and are able to learn more about her and what the scholarship means to her (see image on right).
HOBI only has one fund raising event each year, our Holiday Concert. The money we raise through that concert is awarded to deserving journalism students at both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
Ms. Curry is the latest recipient of the HOBI Scholarship. Further down on this page is information about another Cronkite student, Alex Solomon, who was also awarded a HOBI scholarship.
Lydia Curry's thank you letter.
Thank You for the donation
House of Broadcasting thanks former KTVK Channel 3 investigative reporter, Mike Watkiss, for his donation of a SONY Beta video cassette player. This is the type of deck used in broadcast news departments all over the country. This deck was retired with the introduction of digital electronics in news gathering. It's in excellent shape and still works! Thank you MIke!
Congratulations Alex Solomon!
Arizona State University Junior, Alex Solomon, is 2022's recipient of the House of Broadcasting Inc. endowed scholarship. Alex will graduate next year and plans to pursue a career in the sports industry with her Communications degree from the ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. The endowment was awarded at this year's ceremony held at ASU's University Club on April 15, 2022. This is the 22nd consecutive year that House of Broadcasting has funded this endowment. Attending the awards ceremony were HOBI Board members, Dr. John Craft, Lynda Gallagher, and Thomas MIhalchick, Below are photos from the event.
2022 House of Broadcasting Endowment Recipient, Alex Solomon
Dr. John Craft, Lynda Gallagher, Alex Solomon, Thomas Mihalchick
House of Broadcasting Comes to Arizona Historical Society
House of Broadcasting donated artifacts are featured in the ON AIR: BROADCAST NEWS IN ARIZONA exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society's (AZHS) Heritage Center, 1300 N College Avenue, Tempe, AZ. The exhibit features equipment, photos, and other artifacts that highlight the contribution Arizona broadcasters have made to broadcast news.
The 1600 square foot exhibit is scheduled to be open to the public through July 2023.
AL McCOY HONORED
BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, THE LEGEND – AL McCOYMuch congratulations to legendary broadcaster Al McCoy who has been the “Voice of the Phoenix Suns” for 50 years. Not only is he a Hall of Fame broadcaster … the Suns inducted him into the “Ring of Honor” in 2017. A special unsolicited surprise from Devin Booker – a personally autographed jersey with a special message. House of Broadcasting salutes Al McCoy.
PAT McMAHON HONORED
On Friday, March 18 HOBI Board Member Irish Pat McMahon was honored by the Jewish Heritage Cultural Center located behind the Burton Barr Library - downtown Phoenix. Lots of work done to put together video of his life including his armed services in Europe. This story went virtual on their website.Another worthy honor for Pat McMahon.
Congratulations to Historic KTAR RADIO for reaching their 100th Year in Broadcasting. At one time KTAR was an AM Station. In 2006 Scott Sutherland, Vice President and Marketing Manager, switched KTAR-AM to 92.3 FM … a very successful move.
Life Before HOBI
A recent project called "Life Outside of HOBI" is underway. The project involves HOBI Board members telling the stories of their lives before they joined HOBI. So far, Lynda Gallagher, Maurie Helle, Pat McMahon, Thomas MIhalchick, and Polly Schumacher have shared their stories in videos. See the videos on the "Life Before HOBI" page or on our YouTube page.
PHOENIX TELEVISION TALKS SCHEDULEDFuture signings to be announced.