Utah Broadcasters Association

2014 Hall of Fame Induction

Rodney H. Brady

Mary Nickles

Randy Rodgers

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Randy Rodgers

Randy started in sales in 1973 for KCPX FM (Stereo X). KCPX 1320 AM was a powerhouse that featured Lynn Lehman, Wooly Waldron and “Skinny” Johnny Mitchell. By 1978, KCPX FM equaled KCPX AM in ratings. In 1980 Randy became General Sales Manager of KCPX AM/FM. He became GSM of “Classy” KLCY FM in 1983, working with GM Benny Williams and President Homer Peterson and owned by George Hatch. KLCY soon became a leader in the FM market that built and developed “Neighborfair”, an outdoor celebration at Liberty Park that enjoyed over 10,000 people in attendance. Sister station KALL AM boasted on-air greats Tom Barberi, Hans Peterson and Mike Runge. In 1987 Randy joined KISN 97 FM/KLUB AM as GM, programmed by Wooly Waldron. The iconic morning show of Fisher/Todd of KISN 97 became the leading morning show in Salt Lake City for many years. In 1991, in conjunction with the Utah Jazz, the first all-sports radio station in Utah was launched on KLUB 570 AM. “Home of the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Buzz” with hosts Dave Blackwell, Chris Tunis, David Locke, Ron Boone and Tom Nisalke enjoyed tremendous success. Randy joined Milcreek Broadcasting in 1999 where he launched Utah’s first Hip-Hop station U-92, followed by The Mix 103.9/107.9 in 2000, The Blaze 94.9 in 2004, and Cool Classic Rock 104.7 in 2008. In December 2010 Milcreek merged with Simmons Media and Randy joined Simmons as a VP there until 2012. In May 2012, Miller Sports Property purchased 1280/97.5 The Zone. Randy joined MSP to re-launch The Zone Sports Network, “Home of the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Bees.” Joined by PD Scott Garrard, David James and Patrick Kinahan (DJ and PK) Mornings, Jake Scott and Tony Parks Middays, Spence Checketts and Gordon Monson Afternoons, it is the top-rated Sports Radio station in the Salt Lake market. Randy hopes to spend the rest of his career at The Zone Sports Network. Randy is married to Jackie. They have four children – Ryan, Dylan, Lindsay and Jonathan, as well as eight grandchildren – six princesses and two boys.

Mary Nickles

Mary grew up in Renton, Washington, with her State legislator mom, telephone man dad, and eight brothers and sisters. She majored in English at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she attended on a volleyball scholarship. At her first job, Mary reported, shot, edited, produced, and anchored in the Yakima, Washington market before coming to Utah. She joined KUTV 2 News in 1991 as weekend anchor and reporter. She currently co-anchors the news weekdays on 2NEWS This Morning from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 2NEWS at Noon. Among her many awards, Mary won an Emmy for Best News Series in 2012. That series began with Mary getting a mammogram to encourage more women to get screened; consequently, an invasive malignant tumor was found. Stories followed tracking Mary’s surgery, chemo treatments, wig shopping, radiation, and long recovery. As an advocate in the community, Mary promotes early detection, chairs the Advisory Board for Head Start, and donates many hours to help the Ronald McDonald House and Guadalupe Schools. She is on the Board for the Intermountain Catholic Newspaper and the Police Athletic League, and is involved with many community organizations, including the Lupus Society, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Heart Walk. In the fall, Mary coaches the sophomore volleyball team at Juan Diego High School. She played professional volleyball for the Utah Predators and was inducted into the Hall of Honor for her participation in the Utah Summer Games. Mary and her husband, Kent, live in the Salt Lake Area and are the parents, tutors, coaches, and taxi drivers for 17-year-old twins, Zachary and MacKenzie.

Rodney H. Brady

Rod is a widely known and respected leader in business, government, education, community and his church. He earned two degrees from the U of U and his Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard. Beginning in 1962, in his professional career he served in top management positions in major corporations and along the way served in two federal government departments. Rod was President of Weber State College for seven years before he became President and CEO of Bonneville International Corporation in 1985, followed in 1996 as President and CEO of the LDS Deseret Management Corporation, which manages the LDS Church’s for-profit businesses. He retired in 2009. Throughout his career he served on corporate boards in broadcasting and communications and numerous other industry boards, while also chairing many national and local civic, government, and educational organizations. He earned the Boy Scouts’ highest honor for serving 30 years as a national volunteer leader. Rod served an LDS mission in Great Britain and has held many LDS Church stake and ward positions. Rod is married to Carolyn “Mitzi” Hansen. They are parents of three sons, Howard, Ryan, and Brooks, and grandparents of seven.

The Utah Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame

1978 Earl J. Glade, Sidney S. Fox

1979 Frank C. Carman, Arch L. Madsen

1980 Dr. Harvey Fletcher, Philo T. Farnsworth

1981 George C. Hatch

1982 Howard D. Johnson

1983 Ira J. Karr

1984 D. Lennox Murdoch

1985 Richard L. Evans, Reed Bullen

1986 Philip G. Lasky

1987 Earl J. Glade, Jr.

1988 Alvin & Lena Marie Pack

1989 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

1990 Roy B. Gibson

1992 Louise Hill-Howe Mallonee

1997 Len Allen

2000 Dick Nourse, Bob Welti, Paul James

2001 Ivor Sharp, Alan Moll, Howard Jorgensen

2002 Ralph J. Carlson, Jackie Nokes Klas, Edna Anderson-Taylor, Doug Mitchell

2003 Paul Coburn, Henry Hilton, Herb Jepko

2004 Dave Blackwell, Rod Hundley, Bill Marcroft

2005 Tom Barberi, Gene Pack, Doug Wright

2006 Joe Kjar, Ken Sansom, Ted Capener

2007 Mark Eubank, Joe Lee, Doug Miller

2008 Michelle King, Mike Runge

2009 Spence Kinard, Bennie Williams

2010 Doug Barton, Kent Frandsen, Don Gale

2011 Thomas B. Anderson, Phil Riesen, Chris Tunis

2012 Rod Decker, William Murdoch, Craig B. Wirth, Ed Yeates

2013 Bob Evans, Tim Larson, Hope Woodside

2014 Rodney H. Brady, Mary Nickles, Randy Rodgers