We’re proud to recognize a woman who made a difference in broadcasting and was a member of the Class of 1998 when she was inducted to the Hall of Fame
Iney Wallens was a local radio and television legend in Niagara Falls. The â€œvoiceâ€ of the Cataract City, her radio show on WHLD-AM featured countless interviews throughout the years with a variety of individuals ranging from celebrities like Jerry Vale, Ethel Merman, Cab Calloway, Phyllis Diller, and Johnny Cash to local leaders and newsmakers. She also recognized â€œGood Neighbors,â€ giving awards to many community residents for their selfless acts of service.
The Buffalo native held a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and worked as a substitute teacher. She was married to Philip Wallens for many years. They had two children.
While Iney may have passed away in October of 2011, her local legacy lives on in Western New York broadcasting history.
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association is proud to salute 1998 Hall of Fame Inductee Iney Wallens during National Womenâ€™s History Month.