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Bill Legere, general manager of Capital Community Broadcasting, has been inducted into the Alaska Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A press release states he received the honor at the ABA awards banquet in Anchorage on Nov. 5.
The release states Legere has worked in Alaska broadcasting for nearly 30 years, the last 25 at KTOO in Juneau. He currently oversees KTOO-TV and K3 radio stations KTOO, KRNN and KXLL, as well as the statewide cable television service 360 North. He also works on the annual coverage of the Alaska Legislature via Gavel Alaska.
Legere has been active on the ABA board for many years and is current past president. He has also served on boards for the Alaska Public Radio Network and the Alaska Public Television Network and is past president of the downtown Juneau Rotary.
His broadcasting expertise has been tapped by the National Association of Broadcasters, National Public Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and through the ABA board for the Federal Communications Commission.
The release states at the ceremony, the retired executive director of the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission, Don Rinker, said hiring Legere as KTOO radio manger 25 years ago was one of the "very best personal decisions" he ever made and that this induction recognizes Legere's commitment to serving the broadcasting needs of both the Juneau area and the state.