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2015 Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame class includes Radford, Candiotti

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Former CNN correspondent Susan Candiotti heads this year's inductees into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Candiotti, who worked at WGR-TV nearly 30 years ago, is being joined by longtime WKBW-TV anchor Keith Radford, among others.The 2015 class was announced Tuesday morning at a news conference in the WNED-TV studios.

"I can always remember some years ago going to the Tralf when Buffalo Bob Smith was inducted. I grew up with him as a little kid," Radford said.   

"It's just humbling."

Candiotti says she had great times in Buffalo.

"I learned so much while I was working there. I really got my feet wet and learned a lot of tricks of the trade, honing my skills from the great people that I've always had the fortune to work with," Candiotti said via videophone.

The BBA's 2015 Hall of Fame class also includes WIVB photojournalist Mike Mombrea Jr., WJYE's Joe Chille, WBBZ-TV owner Phil Arno, and the late Jerry Fedell, a former news director for WKBW and WGRZ.

"This honor is just topping on the cake. I can't imagine a better honor than to have your hometown honor you in the profession that you love," said Arno.

The Broadcasters' Hall of Fame dinner will held Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the studios of WNED-TV.