Binghamton broadcasters honored in hall of fame

By Matt Porter

September 14, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Southern Tier Broadcasters Association added 11 new faces to their Hall of Fame for Radio and Television Broadcasters.

The honorees were invited to a ceremony at the Bundy Museum.

The museum hosts the Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame, where the new inductees pictures will be placed.

David Mitchell, a founder of WMXW radio, said working in Binghamton was a privilege.

"It was usually a second stop for people who were on their way up. A number of them stayed," Mitchell said. "A lot of people have gone on to work in major markets and be extraordinarily successful to a large degree. Because of what they did here as a building block, they've gone on to be great."

Phil Jacobs, a former sportscaster for WBNG, said he was honored to be chosen.

"You always have the feeling you've done a good job or you can have that feeling," Jacobs said. "But still to be honored by your peers is something that just can't be beaten. I'm very honored."

Honorees said Binghamton has always been a good place to begin a career and sometimes to stay and live for many years.