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2012 Media Hall of Fame inductees announced

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 30, 2013 - The St. Louis Media History Foundation has announced the 2012 inductees to the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.

They are

George Abel, television and radio broadcaster.

Robert A. Cohn, editor emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Thomas Patrick Convey, KMOX Radio station manager, owner of KWK Radio.

Clarence “Harry” Fender, “Captain 11 on KPLR-TV,” a radio broadcaster for KMOX and KXOK.

Ed Finkelstein, publisher of the St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune.

Don Marsh, newsman at KTVI and KDNL, now on KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio.

John McGuire, feature writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

James C. Millstone, Post-Dispatch reporter, editor and assistant managing editor.

Franklin Oros, veteran of the ad business at Savan, Creath Jacobsen, Gardner.

Bob Peirce, a communications strategist with Monsanto and Fleishman-Hillard.

Wiley Price Jr., radio host on WTMV, East St. Louis, and KXLW and KSTL.

Del Schwinke, advertising executive with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Geile-Leon Marketing Communications.

Paul Siemer, partner in Stolberg & Siemer Public Relations and senior executive with Fleishman-Hillard.

J.G. Taylor Spink, publisher of The Sporting News from 1914-62.

Bill Tyler, advertising instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and at St. Louis University.

Harry B. Wilson, former reporter instrumental in the global expansion of Fleishman-Hillard.

Sue Ann Wood, reporter, city editor and managing editor for the Globe-Democrat (1955-84) and editor at the Post-Dispatch (1984-91).

According to a press release, the inductees will be recognized at a ceremony from 5:30-8 p.m., Feb. 20, at Copia Restaurant and Wine Bar, 11th and Washington Ave.

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