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WBCN’s Oedipus to be inducted into Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Oedipus (left) and author Dennis Lehane
Oedipus (left) and author Dennis LehanePat Greenhouse/Globe staff/File 2002

WBCN’s longtime program director Oedipus, and former “Chronicle” cohost Peter Mehegan have been selected to join the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Also slated for induction this year are Boston Celtics broadcasters Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn, former TV meteorologist Bob Copeland, former “Good Morning America” and local TV consumer editor Paula Lyons, former Magic 106.7 news anchor Gay Vernon, the late Steve Rivers (who was the program director for WZOU and Kiss 108) and the late Bruce Bradley, who was a popular DJ at WBZ-AM.

The induction ceremony will take place during the 10th annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame awards luncheon on Oct. 13. TV host Tom Bergeron, who began his broadcasting career at WHAV in Haverhill and hosts “Dancing With the Stars,” will serve as the emcee. In addition to the inductees, three veteran Boston news videographers will also be honored at the event: WBZ-TV cameraman Nat Whittemore, WCVB-TV videographer Stanley Forman, and WHDH-TV’s retired photographer Charlie Ballantine are slated to receive the Hall of Fame’s first “Pioneer Award.” The luncheon is open to the public and tickets are $75 each. For more information, visit www.massbroadcasters
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