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12th Annual Celebrity Toast on May 21, 2016
The Co-emcees will be Lin Sue Cooney, Hospice of the Valley (previously Ch. 12 news anchor) and Kris Pickel, KPHO CBS 5 news anchor. 
 
 

 

HOUSE OF BROADCASTING 11th CELEBRITY TOAST HONORING LUIS GONZALEZ, JUDE LaCAVA AND DAN MAJERLE
The event was held on May 10, 2014 at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak. Dave Pratt introduced Luis; John Hook introduced Jude and Jerry Colangelo introduced Dan. Al McCoy was the M.C. ... Pat McMahon took care of the Live Auction. Guy Pennacchio - our Sinatra singer. Presentation of Colors by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Honor Guard. Invocation by Win Holden of Arizona Highways Magazine.

Click here to view photos of the event.  All photos were taken by Domenique Pennacchio.

 

Jude, Gonzo, and Thunder Dan being honored May 10, 2014.
See Fox 10 News interview.

 

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS SPONSOR HOBI CELEBRITY TOAST -
MAY 10, 2014
Before the first pitch was thrown at Chase Stadium to begin the 1998 baseball season ushering in the Arizona Diamondbacks, a commitment was made to be involved in this community.

Continuing in the tradition of giving back and paying it forward by current management, Ken Kendrick, Managing General Partner and Derrick Hall, President/CEO, the Arizona Diamondbacks have committed to become one of the sponsors of the House of Broadcasting 11th Celebrity Toast sports event on May 10th. Honoring Arizona Sports Icons Luis Gonzalez, Jude LaCava and Dan Majerle. At the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak.

THANK YOU DIAMONDBACKS!

 

 

HOBI'S 10th Centennial Celebrity TOAST

HONORING: Lin Sue Cooney, Pat McMahon, Bill Shover at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak Saturday, May 19, 2012

HOBI celebrity Toast 2012

A special thanks to our sponsors:
12 News and the Arizona Republic
AZ-TV, Ch. 7, Cable 13

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House of Broadcasting Honorees 1998 - 2010

HOBI 9TH CELEBRITY TOAST
A TRI-umphant selection of honorees by House of Broadcasting - May 15, 2010

HOBI 9th Annual Celebr

The 9th Annual House of Broadcasting Toast on May 15, 2010 at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak, honoring Tom Chauncey II, Win Holden, Susan Karis was indeed a special evening – 150 persons were in attendance. Pat McMahon and Mary Jo West were the Masters of Ceremonies … Jack Clifford, Honorary Chair … Entertainment Brad Zinn of the GREAT COMEDIANS.

Special thanks to our sponsors of the 9th HOBI Celebrity Toast:
ELLIE GLAZER ZIEGLER FOUNDATION
JACK CLIFFORD, CLIFFORD CONSULTING
FIESTA BOWL
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

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Click here to view story by AZCentral.com

 

8TH HOUSE OF BROADCASTING CELEBRITY SALUTE HONORED JACK CLIFFORD AND DEBBIE GABY, MAY 17, 2008

This year's honorees were Jack Clifford and Debbie Gaby.

Jack Clifford, Former President and General Manager of KPNX-TV, CH. 12, Chairman, Television Food Network & currently President of Clifford Consulting. Mr. Clifford has not only an accomplished career but is very civic minded. His many philanthropic endeavors includes involvement with Arizona Opera, Challenger Space Center, ASU Cronkite Foundation, Arizona Kidney Foundation and a host of other community activities.

Debbie Gaby, President and co-founder of Sleep America.  Debbie is the face of Sleep America and as such serves on many committees including fundraising events. She currently serves on the board of directors for: Florence Crittenden, Phoenix Suns Charities, Arizona Youth Development and the Salvation Army. She also serves on several Advisory Boards.

Both Mr. Clifford and Ms. Gaby have received numerous awards from business and non-profit agencies. House of Broadcasting calls Jack and Debbie our “Dream Team Honorees”.
Honorary Chair of the 8th Celebrity Salute was Susan Karis, Vice President/Operations Western Region of Clear Channel Communications. Ms. Karis is also on the board of several non-profit charities. Bill and Beth Dougherty, owners of the exclusive Trends Magazine, were the Master of Ceremonies. The event was held  Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak, Saturday, May 17th.



7th Annual HOBI CELEBRITY TOAST
Honors JERRY COLANGELO, Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO - June, 2006
House of Broadcasting Museum, Scottsdale held their Seventh Annual Celebrity Toast fund-raiser on June 17th at the Pointe Squaw Peak. This year's honoree was Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo, who was recognized for his significant contributions to the community, sports and his accessibility and work with the media.

Al McCoy, Phoenix Suns broadcaster served as emcee of the event and Bill Shover was the Honorary Chair. Event toasters included Tom Ambrose (Phoenix Suns) Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Senator Jon Kyl, Win Holden (Arizona Highways), Connie Hawkins (Phoenix Suns), Jude LaCava (KSAZ-TV) and Mike D'Antoni (coach, Phoenix Suns).

The black-tie event raises funds for the House of Broadcasting Museum, Arizona's premiere museum, which is dedicated to educating the public and to preserving and celebrating the history, personalities and paraphernalia of radio and television in Arizona. The museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is a 501C-3 non-profit organization.
THANKS TO OUR GREAT SPONSORS OF THE 2006 JERRY COLANGELO TOAST...

PHOENIX SUNS
NEWS RADIO 620 KTAR
THE ELLER COMPANY

WITH GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM...
KSAZ-TV FOX 10
CITIES WEST
ARIZONA BUSINESS JOURNAL
MIKE AND KRISTEN OWENS
BILL LAVIDGE
DENNIS SWANSON
Camelback Magazine coverage
Letter from the White House
Letter from the Mayor of Phoenix
Letter from the Mayor of Chicago

Jerry Colangelo
Al McCoy
Senator Jon Kyl
Mike D'Antoni


6th Annual HOBI CELEBRITY ROAST
Honors JOHN JUNKER, Fiesta Bowl President and CEO - June, 2004
The House of Broadcasting Museum honored John Junker, President and CEO of the Fiesta Bowl at their 6th Annual Celebrity Roast on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at the Pointe Hilton, Squaw Peak. Proceeds of the event benefit this 501-C-3 non-profit museum, which is dedicated to educating and preserving the history, personalities and paraphernalia of radio and television in Arizona. Win Holden served as Honorary Chair. Master of Ceremonies, Craig Fouhy; Roastmasters Jude LaCava, Tom Dillon, Loren Matthews, Don Meyers, Kevin Ray, Frank Kush, and Bill Shover. Sponsored by Ellie and Mike Ziegler.

John Junker
Win Holden, Publisher Arizona Highways

5th Annual HOBI Celebrity Toast
HONORS DELBERT AND JEWELL LEWIS - MARCH, 2002
The House of Broadcasting Museum honored Delbert and Jewell Lewis, former owners of MAC America Communications at their Fifth Annual Celebrity Toast on March 9, 2002 at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. Nearly 200 people attended the gala event. 3-TV's Patti Kirkpatrick and Mike Chamberlin served as hosts. Tributes were made to the media couple by Governor Rose Mofford, Bill Shover, former 3-TV Vice President Bill Miller, Bill "Wallace" Thompson, Hugh Downs, Walter Cronkite, the presidents of ASU, NAU, and U of A and other dignitaries. Event Honorary chairs were Pat Petznick, Fresh Start Women's Foundation and Bill Miller, Former Vice President/General Manager of 3-TV. Event sponsors were KTVK 3-TV, azfamily.com, !Mas!, WB61. Each guest left the event with a bottle of wine compliments of the Lewis' winery. A silent auction and the event helped raise over $25,000 for the House of Broadcasting Television and Radio Museum.

4TH ANNUAL HOBI CELEBRITY SALUTE HONORS KARL ELLER,
CHAIRMAN/CEO ELLER MEDIA COMPANY - 2001
The event was sponsored by Clear Channel Communications. Master of Ceremonies was Bill Heywood. Honorary Chairman was Bruce Halle. Speakers included Leonard Huck, Larry Wilson, Lowry Mays, Dr. Mark Zupan and Jerry Lewkowitz.

3RD ANNUAL HOBI CELEBRITY TOAST
HONORS HUGH DOWNS, ABC-TV - APRIL, 2000

Honorary Chairman for the event was President and Mrs. Lattie Coor, Arizona State University. Master of Ceremonies: Robin Sewell, ABC 15 News Anchor, and Pat McMahon, Newsradio 620 KTAR. Speakers: Jeanne Herberger, Philanthropist, Bill Shover Retired PR Director of the Arizona Republic, Ellie Ziegler, Community Leader Robert McCall, NASA's Visual Historian Larry Agenbroad, Paleontologist, Charles J. Lyons, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Ms. Ruth Downs. Sponsored by KNXV-TV, Channel 15, ABC.

Art Brooks, Executive Director ABA speaks at the 2000 "Salute to Hugh Downs Toast" held at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak. Ben, morning personality, KMLE Radio (left) and Hugh Downs (Center at the Hugh Downs Toast held on
April 1, 2000.

2nd Annual HOBI Celebrity Roast
Honors
AL McCOY, VOICE OF THE PHOENIX SUNS - APRIL, 1999
Al McCoy has coined the phrases, "Swisheroo for two" and Shazam."  He is a 40-year broadcast veteran who has energized fans as the announcer of thousands of baseball, football, hockey and basketball games.  He even worked briefly as a weather person. He's received numerous accolades, but none like the kind he received April 17, 1999.  That's when Al McCoy, best known in the Valley as the "Voice of the Phoenix Suns," was honored at the 2nd Annual House of broadcasting Celebrity Roast. Al received a full night of roasts by many of his colleagues and peers, including Honorary Chair Jerry Colangelo and Master of Ceremonies Bill Heywood of the Suns flagship station, News Radio 620 KTAR. McCoy said he was flattered to be chosen for the celebrity roast. "It's always nice to be recognized by your peers," he said. "I enjoyed hearing their comments and sharing some fun memories."


1st Annual HOBI Celebrity Toast
Honors Mike Owens, Owens Broadcasting Company - 1998

1998 Mike Owens Roast, (left - right) Kristin Owens, Mike Owens, Buck Owens, Buddy Owens. 1998 Mike Owens Roast, (left - right) Buddy Owens, Mrs. Buck Owens, Buck Owens, Mike Owens
(KNIX), Bill (KESZ) under the KNIX balloon
Gala guests for first HOBI Roast
Buck Owens honoring son Mike at HOBI first roast Mike Owens, Bonnie Owens, Buddy Owens
Tim and Willy, morning team KNIX, with Mike Owens Buck Owens with daughter-in-law Kirsten Owens
Bill Heywood, Master of Ceremonies
Carter Mullen at podium. Left to right: Bill Heywood, Bill Lavidge, Mike Owens
Owens with son Mike, a touching moment
Mike Owens accepting HOBI first award
14 x 48, Hayden south of McKellips, 6/10-21, 1998



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