IBA Announces Six Inductees in 2024 Hall of Fame Class 

June 3, 2024 – Five broadcasters well known to Indiana radio listeners and TV viewers and one “founding mother” of Hoosier broadcasting will be recognized this fall in the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.  Each year, the Indiana Broadcasters Association inducts a new class of broadcasters into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame, honored for their outstanding achievements and joining a roster of some 200 individuals and groups with notable broadcast careers. 

 “Our 2024 Hall of Fame honorees will be recognized for their long service to Hoosier viewers and listeners, working to connect our communities       and keep them informed and entertained.  They are the best of the best, and we are delighted to recognize this class of top-tier broadcasters and community volunteers,” said Dave Arland, Executive Director of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. 

This year’s Hall of Fame class will be inducted at a luncheon recognition event on Tuesday, September 10 at The Bluffs at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana.   

Dennis Jon Bailey, WIKY Radio Evansville radio personality:  For more than 20 years, Bailey has led the Morning Show at 104.1FM WIKY in Evansville,    following on-air work in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Boston. 

Ardath Burkhart, civic leader and founder of Indianapolis Public TV broadcaster WFYI:  Remembered as WFYI’s “founding mother,” Burkhart led a coalition of thousands of women in Indianapolis who went door-to-door to collect the funds needed to start a public television station in central Indiana. 

Debby Knox, WTTV and WISH Indianapolis TV news anchor:  A three-time Emmy winner, Knox is a familiar face to Indianapolis viewers as an iconic anchor for news broadcasts at Channel 8 for 33 years and Channel 4 for 8 years.

Tony Lamont, WTLC Radio Indianapolis radio personality:  Lamont’s career began in gospel radio and he is long remembered as the morning man on WTLC.   He is well known for his efforts to empower young people, through motivational speaking and community action.

Paul Page, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network:  A longtime Indiana broadcaster who has worked at radio and TV stations throughout central Indiana, Page is best known for his local and network television and radio broadcast roles on race day.   

David White, Indianapolis WBRI / WXIR Radio personality and WISH-TV religion news anchor:  Best known for his long service in Christian radio, White was the anchor of a weekly religious news program on television.  White is immediate past president of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers.