Christopher Geisen
WTUE Radio

Christopher “Chris” Geisen was a popular co-host of the number-one rated “Kerrigan & Christopher Morning Show” on WTUE radio from 1988 to 1999.

First introduced to broadcasting in 1973 in Erlanger, Kentucky, he has continually worked in radio, as well as devoting volunteer time to charity events including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, breast cancer awareness. the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and animal well-being shelters.

John King
WING Radio/Alpha Media USA

With 30 years of broadcasting experience, King served as Regional President, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Operational Manager, Program Director and on-air talent at various stations in Dayton and around the country.

King and Terry Dorsey hosted the popular “King and Dorsey Show” on WING Radio in the 1980s. John recently retired as Senior Vice President/Marketing Manager at Alpha Media USA in Dayton, Ohio.


James (Jim) Otte

Jim is a reporter/producer of the WHIO I-Team at WHIO-TV and the host of “WHIO Reports,” a public affairs program. His tenure with the station dates back to 1988.

He began his broadcasting career on Ohio Public Radio in 1982. Jim is known for his investigative work covering the Ohio Statehouse, government and politics. At WHIO-TV, he began the “Wastebusters” segment covering government waste. fraud and abuse of taxpayers’ dollars in dayton.


Joe Smith

Joe is a long-time host of “Clubhouse 22” on WKEF-TV from 1970 to 1979 and Vice President of Production from 1980 to 1986.

An award-winning journalist and consummate professional whose career has spanned nearly five decades, Joe is presently working on-air in Portland, Oregon.


Jeff Stevens
iHeartMedia/WMMX Radio

Jeff currently serves as Senior Vice President of Programming for IHeartMedia/Dayton, Program Director at WMMX and morning show co-host of the “Jeff, Kristi and Dave Show.”

He is also host of the “Time Warp Cafe” weekdays at noon and host of the “80s Show,” which is broadcast over 40 iHeartMedia stations across the country. Jeff is the UD Arena voice of the University of Dayton Flyers since 2000.

Natasha Williams
Channel 10TV, Monroe, LA

Former anchor/reporter at WKEF and Fox 45 in Dayton, Ohio, Natasha has a long history in the broadcasting industry dating back to 1990 in Jackson, TN, where she began her career. She continues to build on her career, moving to Monroe, Louisiana to become prime time co-anchor of Channel 10 news. But it is her commitment to the industry and communities she’s worked in that has made her a unique person. Williams enjoys mentoring aspiring journalists, as well as volunteering countless hours annually to lend her voice to local not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Eta Omega Chapter.


Dick Bieser

Dick began his broadcasting career in 1952, in his hometown of Centralia, IL. He rose to the position of News Director and managed the small-town station for nearly two years before getting back into news.

He joined the WHIO-TV News Department as daytime assignment editor before he became News Director. He worked as a contributing reporter on-air and anchored newscasts Saturday evenings. Dick worked at WHIO-TV from 1965 to 1993.


Ed Hamlyn
WDTN Television

Ed was the former News Director at WDTN (WLWD) Television. He was born in Hamilton, OH, in 1917. After serving our country in World WarII, Ed began his broadcasting career with stops in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas, before landing in Dayton.

He knew the importance of giving back to the community and served on numerous boards and community committees including the Montgomery County Historical Society, Aviation Trail Board and the League of Women Voters.

Jack Jacobson

A man of many characters and a regular on the “Uncle Orrie Show,” Jacobson created many popular characters, including “Nosey the Clown.”

Both Jacobson and Joe Rockhold made television history in the early 1950s when television was just coming of age.


Joe Rockhold

Rockhold hosted one of the first live entertainment television shows in the Dayton area on WHIO-TV.He created the popular character, “Uncle Orrie,” entertaining thousands of Miami Valley young people, making him a beloved figure with children and their parents.

In addition to his work as “Uncle Orrie,” Joe Rockhold hosted various public affairs programming on WHIO.

Community Service Award

Judge Alice McCollum

Judge Alice O. McCollum is the first woman and first Black to serve on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division having been first elected in 2002 and reelected in 2008.

Prior to sitting on the bench in the Probate Division, she was the first and only woman elected to the Dayton Municipal Court bench. She served the Dayton Municipal Court for 24 years.

Judge McCollum received her B.A. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Jurist Doctorate Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Her decision to go into the Law Profession was not her first choice, but it what she chose after attending Cleo. The professors there demonstrated how many Laws were enacted to keep African Americans in “their place.”

She said it was really intellectually stimulating and eye opening. This former her desire to use her skills to make a difference in the community. McCollum says as a Judge for 35 years, “I believe I attained that goal.” Many would agree.


Judge McCollum has also given back to the community by serving on many community boards including Sinclair Community College Legal Assisting Advisory Board, Dayton Children’s Hospital, the Victoria Theatre Association and the United Theology Seminary Board.

She is also a member of the Cleo Hall of Fame and a member of Alpha Kappa ALpha Sorority, Tau Lambda Omega Chapter.

McCollum is currently a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on “dispute resolution” having been approached by the Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice and Justices. She is also very active in her church.

The Dayton Broadcasters Hall of Fame is proud to salute Judge Alice O. McCollum, a dedicated and innovative leader with the Community Service Award and welcome her into the class of 2017.