2022 Radio HOF Inductees include former BFOA President Jim Thompson

NEW YORK – The Broadcasters Foundation of America would like to congratulate the ten radio legends, their families, and former colleagues, for being posthumously inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Among the inductees is former President of the BFOA Jim Thompson, who passed away in August after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Jim Thompson

“This is such a tremendous tribute to Jim,” said BFOA President Tim McCarthy. “Jim has had a tremendous career that has impacted so many people in the radio industry. First at Group W and then as President of the Broadcasters foundation for 14 years, where he helped those in our industry who needed it most. Many thanks to the Radio Hall of Fame for recognizing all his accomplishments.”

The complete list of deserving inductees:

Doug Banks – Nationally syndicated on-air personality

James Brown – Legendary singer, to be inducted as a radio station owner of KJBE Knoxville, TN

Bob Coburn – Host of syndicated Rockline show

Chick Hearn – Play-by-Play announcer/voice of the Los Angeles Lakers

Bernice Judis – Owner and General Manager, WNEW-AM, the 1930s-1950s

Sid Mark – Host of a syndicated program, Sounds of Sinatra show for 60+ years

Bobby O’Jay – On-Air personality, WDIA-AM/Memphis

Pervis Spann – On-air personality, WVON-AM/Chicago

James Thompson – Group W Broadcasting President and President of the Broadcasters Foundation

Rosalie Trombley – Music Director of CKLW-AM/Detroit in the 1960s-1970s