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Broadcasters Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Some of the people you grew up watching right here on WSAZ gathered over the weekend. People like Bos Johnson, DJ and Jule Huffman, better known as Mr. Cartoon were inducted into the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

We caught up with the familiar faces as they reminisced about the years they spent informing and entertaining you.

It's been years since you watched DJ give the weather on WSAZ, but over the weekend she and other former television and radio personalities reunited.

DJ spent 29 years on television, and she says she still gets recognized.

“A lot of times I will be somewhere and speak and say a word or two at a party and someone will say, ‘That voice, I remember that voice…are you DJ?’” said DJ.

Members of the Museum of Radio and Technology honored the careers of 61 broadcasters. They were the pioneers who paved the way for future generations of reporters and meteorologists.

Bos Johnson came into your home every night for more than 20 years. He reported on some of the stories that forever changed our lives.

“Things like the silver bridge and of course the Marshall plane crash,” said Johnson. “We in this area have had so many tragedies and I was in a position to try and report on those and put them in prospective to try to ease the burden…particularly the plane crash."

Jule Huffman also got inducted into the hall of fame. His career included everything from singing on WSAZ during the early years to his most memorable role in the later years as Mr. Cartoon.

“The kids, they were the show,” said Huffman. “It wasn't me, and it wasn't beeper. They were the show. The wonderful thing was to see their face when they came down there they had such a good time. It took their mind off the bad things happening in the world right then."

You can now relive some of your own memories of watching them by visiting the Museum of Radio and Technology. Each person inducted has a picture along the walls of the hall of fame.

Also honored at the ceremony was Nick Basso, a former newscaster with WSAZ, Dean Sturm, the host of the Saturday Night Jamboree and Bob Bowen, the former sportscaster. Keith Morehouse's father, Gene Morehouse was also remembered. He was the former voice of the thundering herd.


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