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Art Laboe at Radio Hall of Fame Gala & After Party

Art Laboe at the Radio Hall of Fame induction Gala on November 10, 2012 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

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    Just before the Gala, Art Laboe (center) with his friend, Radio Hall of Famer and presenter, Dick Biondi (right) and presenter and broadcaster and radio advisor, George Johns
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    The Radio Hall of Fame Gala just minutes before the guests arrived
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    The Radio Hall of Fame leaves it's mark on the dessert
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    Bruce DuMont, Radio Hall of Fame and Museum of Broadcast Communications Founder, President and CEO, welcomes guests with his Opening Remarks
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    And the host, Geraldo Rivera, begins the ceremony (with inductions in alpa order)....
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    Baseball Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, presented his friend and Cincinnati radio legend, Gary Burbank with his induction
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    Baseball Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, looks on as his friend and Cincinnati radio legend, Gary Burbank, gives his acceptance speech
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    Dallas radio legend, Ron Chapman, gave an entertaining acceptance speech that Art Laboe enjoyed
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    Next Chicago radio legend and first African-American announcer, Jackie L. Cooper was inducted posthumously. Chicago radio legend and Hall of Famer, Herb Kent, presented and accepted for Cooper's family
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    Then the National Public Radio show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, induction was presented by NPR newscaster and Hall of Famer, Carl Kasell. He also accepted as Terry was unable to attend.
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    Time for Art Laboe's induction, presented by his friend and Hall of Famer, Dick Biondi
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    Art Laboe gives his acceptance speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame Gala
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    Art Laboe gives his acceptance speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame Gala
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    Art Laboe gives his acceptance speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame Gala
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    Art Laboe gives his acceptance speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame Gala
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    Luther Masingill, like Art Laboe has been broadcasting for seven decades, but at a Chattanooga radio station for the entire time. His presenter was country broadcast legend and Hall of Famer, Ralph Emery (left)
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    The view from Art Laboe's (right) table as Luther Masingill gives his acceptance speech
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    Hall of Fame Gala host, Geraldo Rivera (left), with the newly inducted Luther Masingill (center) and Hall of Famer Ralph Emery (right)
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    Chicago Bear, Amobi Okoye, presented and accepted for Howard Stern (not in attendance)
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    Chicago Bear, Amobi Okoye, presented and accepted for Howard Stern (not in attendance)
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    Chicago Bear, Amobi Okoye, presented and accepted for Howard Stern (not in attendance)
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    Art Laboe with one of Geraldo Rivera's representatives, Tamiko Fletcher (Cumulus Media VP, Network Operations)
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    Hall of Famer and Art's presenter, Dick Biondi, with Art and his Induction Award
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    Art Laboe (right) with Radio Hall of Fame Producer, Tom Couch (center), and his wife
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    Art Laboe (left) with Radio Hall of Fame Production Coordinator, Favian Mondragon (right)
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    Now for the After Party....Art Laboe (center) with his good friend who worked at Art's Oldies But Goodies Club back in the day, Dottie (left) and his business manager, Dale Berger (right)
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    At his After Party....Art Laboe (left) toasts with his friends including his business manager, Dale Berger (right)
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    At his After Party....Art Laboe (right) toasts with his friends including Dottie (left) who worked at Art's Oldies But Goodies Club back in the day
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    Art Laboe (second from left) with fellow 2012 Hall of Famer, Ron Chapman (center), Ron's presenter, George Johns (second from right), Art's friend Megan (right) and his staff member, Sonya (left)
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    His dreams realized, Art Laboe with his Radio Hall of Fame award