WVUD Hall of Fame

University radio station to induct three into WVUD Hall of Fame

TEXT SIZE

2:17 p.m., May 1, 2013--University of Delaware radio station WVUD 91.3FM will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, in the Bacchus Theatre in the Perkins Student Center.

This will be the fifth class to be inducted by WVUD and this year’s honorees are Julian (Pete) Booker, Neal Payne and Ron (Roadblock) Smith.

Honors Stories

Presidential honorees

Ten University of Delaware alumni were honored as recipients of the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement during a ceremony held Friday evening, Oct. 17, in the Roselle Center for the Arts as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities.

Seafood contest winners

Culinary experts at the University of Delaware's annual Coast Day celebration showed off their skills by participating in oyster shucking, chowder and crab cake contests, with attendees helping to choose the winners.

According to station manager Steve Kramarck, Booker was a student member of WHEN/WDRB radio and was a vital cog in the station's eventual move from carrier current and AM radio to FM.

Booker is now president and CEO of Delmarva Broadcasting, which includes stations such as WSTW and WDEL.

Payne was one of the pioneers behind WVUD's longtime Sunday night lineup of vintage music. Kramarck said Payne expertly crafted the In A Mist program for WXDR and WVUD and served as its host until his untimely passing in 1993. The program continues to air and serves as part of Payne’s legacy.

A mainstay in Newark, Smith has been WVUD's resident blues music expert and host for three and a half decades, Kramarck said. In addition to his show hosting, Smith is also a skilled performer and was part of the early incarnations of George Thorogood's Delaware Destroyers.

Smith is an ardent supporter of the town of Newark and its relationship with the University of Delaware, taking an active role in the Town and Gown Committee.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS
ud-ocm@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by the
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: ud-ocm@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/ocm
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
ud-ocm@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices