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Prof. Betty Turnell to be Honored Posthumously Tonight

October 14, 2010

364October 14, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The late Elizabeth J. Turnell, co-founder of DePauw University's WGRE -- the first 10-watt educational radio station in the United States -- will be honored tonight with induction into the Indiana Broadcasters Association's Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. For the ceremony, which will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott North, DePauw senior Tyler Archer, the current station manager of WGRE, created a video tribute to Turnell which will be played at the event. See it here: Video Link [Download Video: "Prof. Betty Turnell Induction Video" - 7714kb].

Turnell, who was known as "Betty," taught broadcasting at DePauw University for more than a quarter-century. She passed away in 1993. The legendary professor was nominated for the award by Archer and Jinsie Scott Bingham, a member of the University's Class of 1956 and a member of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall 5792of Fame.

Other 2010 inductees include Don Fischer, the play-by-play radio voice of Indiana University athletics for 37 years, and veteran broadcaster Howdy Bell.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1981 to recognize individuals who have been directly or indirectly associated with broadcasting in the state of Indiana, and who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Learn more in this previous story.

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