Winner Archive

Hall of Fame

George Beasley
Steve Scully

Induction into the Pennsylvania Association of broadcasters Hall of Fame will take place every year at the Gold Medal Dinner. There shall be a radio and television inductee each year. Hall of Fame designation is awarded to persons of broadcast station ownership or management commemorating careers of merit and distinction.


2019 Award Recipients: George Beasley, Beasley Broadcast Group & Steve Scully, C-SPAN

George G. Beasley
Chairman/Founder
Beasley Media Group
George G. Beasley founded Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. in 1961 and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beasley also served from 1961 until March 18, 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Throughout his 56-year radio broadcasting career, Mr. Beasley has received numerous broadcast industry distinctions as well as recognition from various civic and charitable organizations.

Most notably, the Library of American Broadcasting honored him as a “Giant of Broadcasting” in 2012 and the Florida Association of Broadcasters named him “Broadcaster of the Year” in 2011. In addition, the Country Radio Broadcasters awarded Mr. Beasley the “Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award” in 2010 and the Nevada Broadcasters Association inducted Mr. Beasley into their Hall of Fame in 2008.

Mr. Beasley has consistently been acknowledged by Radio Ink magazine in their annual “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” issue and the Broadcasters’ Foundation has bestowed upon Mr. Beasley their prestigious Broadcast Pioneer Award.

The radio veteran began his career in North Carolina. He served on the board of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) for eight years as President, Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beasley was honored with the NCAB’s Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1996 and was inducted into NCAB’s Hall of Fame in 1998 upon receiving the prestigious “Distinguished Broadcaster of North Carolina” Award.
He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Appalachian State University and was recognized in 1990 as one of the institution’s Distinguished Alumni. He has served as Chairman of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors and as a member of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.

Mr. Beasley is most proud of the George G. Beasley Media Complex, which stands as a promise that future generations of ASU students will also have the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams in broadcasting.

STEVE SCULLY
Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor;
Moderator – "Washington Journal" & C-SPAN Radio
C-SPAN Networks

Steve Scully is C-SPAN’s Senior Executive Producer/ Political Editor/ Primary host. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of C-SPAN’s campaign programming for C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Radio (now heard on XM/ Sirius.) In addition, he manages a team of field producers responsible for the editorial coverage of The White House, politics and special projects. He has managed election coverage for every presidential race since 1992, overseeing C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” programming and developing media partnerships with CNN, NBC and the Associated Press.

Steve also serves as the regular Sunday host of “Washington Journal,” a live three-hour news and public affairs program. In addition, he hosts and produces other C-SPAN programs, including BOOK TV’s “In Depth” and “Newsmakers.” In 2010, he developed (and currently hosts) “Washington Today,” a live two-hour afternoon drive time program heard nationwide on XM/ Sirius and on-line at www.C-SPANRadio.org He is also the host of C-SPAN's podcast, "The Weekly."

Elected by his peers from the White House press corps, he is the former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (2006-07.) He has interviewed every U.S. President since Gerald Ford, as well as leading world leaders.

In 2016, The Commission on Presidential Debates named Steve the back-up moderator for the three presidential and one vice presidential debate.

From 2003-2011, Steve served as the Amos P. Hostetter Chair at the University of Denver & Cable Center, teaching a distance-learning course on the media, politics and public policy issues via cable fiber line between Washington, D.C., Denver (University of Denver), Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University), Fairfax, Virginia (George Mason University), and Boston (Suffolk University). It served as the only college level course of its kind in the country, using innovative technology linking students to leaders in politics, journalism and business from our nation’s capital. Guests included CBS' Walter Cronkite, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Fmr. President Bill Clinton, Fmr. President Jimmy Carter and Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich.
He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of California-DC.

Before coming to C-SPAN, Steve covered business, politics and local government as a reporter and anchor at WHEC-TV (NBC Affiliate) in Rochester, N.Y. Prior to that, he was an anchor and reporter at WSEE-TV in Erie, PA and WHBF-TV (CBS Affiliates) in Rock Island, Illinois. Steve taught several courses on the media & politics at St. John Fisher College & Nazareth College in Rochester, NY between 1988-90. While attending college, he served as an intern in the office of Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden, and later a staff assistant in Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s communication office.

In 1985, he earned his Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC, graduating with distinction. He also studied media & European affairs at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark.)

Steve Scully sits on several national civic boards, including the CJ Foundation for SIDS and First Candle, both devoted to the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.

He also serves on the board of the Jefferson Educational Society, a think tank in Erie, Pennsylvania designed to bring the best & the brightest ideas to the Northwestern Pennsylvania community. In addition, he is the 2017 chair of the Jefferson Education Society's Global Summit in November. He has been responsible for bringing in leading political figures, including First Lady Laura Bush; New York Times Columnist David Brooks; Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol; former political party chairs Michael Steele & Howard Dean, and countless other leading figures in politics and journalism.

In 2015 Cable Fax Magazine listed him as one of Cable’s 100 “Heavy Hitters”. New York Newsday listed Scully, along with CBS’s Bob Schieffer as one of the media’s most influential movers and shakers in political programming. C-SPAN’s campaign coverage earned the network an Emmy, Peabody and Cable’s Golden Ace Award, the industry’s highest honor.

Steve and his wife Kathryn live in Fairfax, Virginia along with their four children–Mary Cathryn, a 2017 graduate of the United States Naval Academy; Daniel, a junior at James Madison University; Cristen, a freshman at Penn State University; and Natalie, a fourth grade student at Silverbrook Elementary School.


Past Winners

2008

Dr. Olin Harris

2007

Fred Vossburg

2006

Frank Troiani

2005

Dick Schilpp

2004

Al Dame
Dick Orkin

2003

Kerby Confer
Ron Davenport, Sr.
Larry Kane
Nelson Sears

2002

Jean Connelly
Terry Gross
Warren Maurer

2001

Ragan Henry
Arthur Atwater Kent
Jerry Lee
Carter & Pat Merbreier
Gwyneth “Dandelion” Seese

2000

Dick Clark
David Crantz
Joel Myers

1999

Harry Haas
Lew Klein
Malcolm Poindexter
Roy Shapiro

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