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VOL. 40 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 25, 2016

5 to be inducted into Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

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MURFREESBORO (AP) — Five current and former broadcasters will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Dec. 8 in Murfreesboro.

Inductees include Tom Britt, a 40-year broadcast veteran, the past 19 years with WBBJ-TV in Jackson; Hudley Crockett, who served as news director at WSIX-TV, now WKRN-TV, in Nashville and was press secretary for Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington in the 1960s; John D. Hood, who worked in radio in Murfreesboro in the 1940s and 1950s and is a former state representative; and Darrell Patterson, an Athens native who worked in radio and TV, and was sports director at WTVC-TV in Chattanooga.

Also to be inducted is the late Monte Hale, who worked at WGNS radio in Murfreesboro and was the voice of the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders from 1961-1980. He died from cancer at age 42 in 1982.

The Hall of Fame is housed at MTSU.

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