Broadcasters Memorial Award
Radio newsman Ray Marks is being inducted into the BBA Hall of Fame in the “In Memorium” category. The South Buffalo Native began his broadcasting career in the 1960s at WBFO-FM on the University of Buffalo campus.
He worked at a number of radio stations in the market including WYSL, WPHD and WGRQ. He was also a producer and assignment editor for WIVB-TV. But it was his three stints as news director at WGR-AM and then at WBEN that made his greatest impact. His internship programs at the stations allowed him to mentor many familiar names in broadcasting, who were just beginning their career. Those people continued to seek his advice as they rose through the broadcasting ranks.
After coming out of retirement in 2006 Ray co-hosted a talk show on WHLD. He also returned to his roots contributing news features to WBFO. Ray became an adjunct professor at Medaille College and also taught at SUNY Buffalo State and St. Bonaventure.