2023 Hall of Fame Banquet

Come and honor our 2023 MBA Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Dick Bott – This broadcaster is the founder of Bott Radio Network, a national leader in Christian Talk Radio.
  • Bob Costas – The 29-time Emmy winner’s early broadcasting days are traced back to KMOX Radio in St. Louis before he exploded onto the national scene.
  • Karen Foss – This St. Louis television icon spent 27 years as an anchor/reporter at KSDK after getting her broadcasting start in Kansas City.
  • Tom (deceased) and Ralph Oakley – This father-son duo each served as President and CEO of Quincy Media, Inc. Tom is remembered for his passion to advance Missouri highways. Ralph was a strong broadcasting advocate and was actively involved with the NAB and supported the MBA.
  • Bill Wilkerson (deceased) – The St. Louis broadcasting icon’s career spanned over four decades from sports play-by-play to morning show host.
  • Marion Woods – This Missouri broadcaster has been in the business for more than 60 years and continues to host a morning show at KOKO-AM in Warrensburg.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM
Banquet/Induction Ceremony: 6:30-9:00 PM

This will be the second stand-alone event honoring our new inductees, and it will include a reception, banquet, and induction ceremony separate from the annual MBA Awards (which will be held the following evening).

Hotel information:

Here is the online reservation link for the MBA’s hotel room block at Margaritaville. It will work up until the cutoff date of 5/4/23. After that, anyone who still needs to reserve a room will need to call the hotel’s Reservations Department directly at 1-800-826-8272.

If you need more than one room, call the hotel’s Reservations Department at the number above, otherwise you will have to manually register one room at a time.