Gala Honors WNBF 90th Anniversary
A number of WNBF alumni, staff, dignitaries and listeners turned out to celebrate WNBF Radio's 90th anniversary last evening at the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton. Special guest of honor was "The Dean of Broadcasting" Bill Parker. Parker worked on the air on both WNBF Radio and WNBF TV (now WBNG) for over five decades. He still makes appearances around the area for businesses and organizations. Bill hosted a daily variety show on WNBF Radio until his retirement in 1999. On TV Bill hosted popular shows including "TV Ranch Club" where thousands of area youngsters got to appear on television.
WNBF Radio was granted a broadcast license in 1927 and began operation in Endicott before moving to the City of Binghamton where studios have been located since. WNBF has been a source of information and service to the community over decades of broadcasting.
Special citations for WNBF's 90th anniversary were presented from the New York State Assembly by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie and New York State Senator Fred Akshar. Mayor Deemie also presented a special recognition award to Bill Parker for his service to our community.