Seven honorees named to WGN Radio Walk of Fame

WGN Radio Walk of Fame

WGN Radio Walk of Fame

An innovative executive, a trailblazing producer, an ace engineer and four distinguished broadcasters are among this year’s honorees in the WGN Radio Walk of Fame.

The seven veterans of Tribune Media news/talk WGN AM 720 will be enshrined May 27 with bronze plaques embedded outside the station’s Tribune Tower studios at 435 North Michigan Avenue.

Steve Cochran announced the latest inductees on his WGN morning show Friday. They are: Max Armstrong, agriculture and business reporter; Floyd Brown, retired announcer and program host; Jim Carollo, retired director of engineering; Dan Fabian, onetime college intern who rose to vice president and general manager; Marilyn Miller, longtime producer of Wally Phillips’s morning show; Tom Petersen, former news director and morning news anchor; and Dean Richards, program host, entertainment reporter and critic.

“In this year’s Walk of Fame class we honor a great combination of compelling characters with golden voices mixed with powerful personalities from behind the scenes,” Todd Manley, vice president of programming and content at WGN, said in a statement. “It takes more than a microphone to make memorable moments on the radio.”

The Walk of Fame was established in conjunction with WGN’s 90th anniversary celebration in 2014. Previous inductees include Steve Bertrand, Jack Brickhouse, Bob Collins, Lyle Dean, Dave Eanet, Pat Hughes, Steve King, Roy Leonard, Lou Manfredini, Judy Markey, Franklyn MacCormack, Spike O’Dell, Kathy O’Malley, Wally Phillips, Johnnie Putman, Ward Quaal, Milt Rosenberg, Quin Ryan, Orion Samuelson, Ron Santo and Eddie Schwartz.

This year’s induction ceremonies May 27 will be broadcast live from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on WGN.