Three Top Broadcasters Earn WAER Hall of Fame Honors
Syracuse University public radio station WAER honored three distinguished alumni during its Hall of Fame Ceremony on Sept. 13 in the Newhouse School. The occasion marked the 70th anniversary of WAER as a campus radio station.
Scott MacFarlane ’98 (Emmy winning investigative reporter for NBC in Washington, DC), Ed Levine ’78 (owner of Galaxy Communications) and Marv Albert ’63 (veteran NBA play-by-play announcer) were honored for their career accomplishments and dedication to WAER’s mission as a training ground for student professional development.
The evening’s activities included the premier of the WAER documentary, “The Miracle Microphone,” produced by MacFarlane ’98, which chronicles the station’s 70-year history as a fertile training ground for some of the nation’s most notable broadcasters.
WAER Director and General Manager Joe Lee says, “Any opportunity that we have to honor the tremendous legacy of WAER broadcasters is a special time. Scott, Ed and Marv are all amazing individuals and deserving of the recognition.”
The three join the likes of Ted Koppel ’60, Bob Costas ’74, Mike Tirico ’88 and Beth Mowins ’90 in the WAER Hall of Fame.