Lois Ringle/Class of 2000 Inductee

Lois Ringle was a trailblazer light years ahead of her time. Her long tenure as program director of WUTV, Channel 29 was highlighted by uncanny counter-programming against the original VHF giants and by her station’s continuing march to popularity against formidable odds. She spent 19 years in the roles of program director and promotions manager.

The broadcasting veteran graduated from the University of Miami at Coral Gable, Florida. She spent two years in production at WCKT. Lois went on to work in production for four seasons at the Ed Sullivan Show and one season at the Arthur Godfrey Show.

She eventually came to Buffalo to help care for her favorite aunt, who was suffering from cancer. Lois worked at WBEN TV and Radio, where she produced several television shows, including “Meet the Millers” as well as live radio shows for the stations.

While taking care of her family as a stay-at-home mom, she owned her own survey business for radio, television and advertising.

According to Lois, her favorite job throughout her entire career was the time she spent as the program director at Channel 29, when she bought and scheduled all the programs on the station.

Currently enjoying retirement and spending time with her family, Lois is a past long-time board member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and continues to help with the BBA’s archive project.

Lois’ husband, C. William Ringle, died in 2003. She has two children: Leslie Ringle Kellogg and James W. Ringle. In addition, the proud grandmother has two grandchildren William Jackson Kellogg and Ian Hunter Kellogg.

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