(courtesy of Rob Ray)
died in 1993 but on Thursday, October 11, 2018 a long overdue honor
was bestowed on Charlie Parker, WDRC's longtime vice president
and program director. His colleagues at the Connecticut
Broadcasters Association recognized Charlie's long service by
inducting him into ther CBA's Hall of Fame.
their annual convention at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in
Rocky Hill, the broadcasters listened to a tribute produced by WDRC
Production Director Rob Ray.
Connecticut native, Charlie joined WDRC as a control room
operator in March 1944 after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He worked
in engineering, promotions, sales and production before being named
program manager in October 1958. Ill health forced him to retire
in June 1983.
Broadcaster's Association plaque