2003 Golden Age of Broadcasting Award
Harry Webb came to Buffalo from Schenectady as a classic music announcer on the new WBEN-FM in 1948. At the same time, the Evening News was starting a television station. Webb soon became one of the pioneer staff members of Channel 4, when the broadcast days began at 12 noon from studios atop the Statler Hotel in Downtown Buffalo. In those early days, Webb join other WBEN-TV staff members including Ed Dinsmore, Ward Fenton and Jack Ogilvie in providing the news to an audience of several hundred. By the time Webb retired from newscasting in 1972, he had seen and been a part of the change of television from an avant garde indulgence of a few wealthy families to the modern global apparatus and definitive of disseminator information it is today. Webb recently passed away in 2001.