NEWARK, N.J. – July 29, 2002 – Talk America Radio Networks congratulates radio personality Mort Crim on his induction into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Talk America is part of IDT Media, a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT.B, IDT), a leading multinational carrier and telephone company.
The Michigan Hall of Fame recognizes broadcasters for their leadership, achievement and contributions to the broadcasting industry. Hall of Fame inductees are chosen based on their distinguished professional career in Michigan broadcasting.
With more than five decades of broadcasting experience, Mort has covered events from the Apollo moon landing to the fall of the Soviet Union. Today, Mort’s insights can be heard daily by more than 2 million listeners on over 1,200 stations on the Talk America Radio Network. His 90-second essays on his daily newscast “Second Thoughts” rely on humor and personal anecdotes focusing on the positive aspects of human nature. “News You Care About,” a daily five-minute drive time newscast, reflects his belief that human achievement and heroism should be given more airtime to balance the negative aspects of the news. Mort has received numerous awards throughout his extensive career in broadcasting including more than a dozen Emmys, two medals from the New York International Festivals and Northwestern University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
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