Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Past President, Patriot Graves Chair CCSAR
At 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 23rd more than 40 people gathered at the auditorium in the National Voice of America Museum at 8070 Tylersville Rd., West Chester Township, OH. The purpose was to attend a Ceremony sponsored by the Clough Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Honoring Ruth Lyons, a nationally recognized Radio/Television Broadcaster Who invented the Daytime Talk Show.
The event was opened with the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution’s Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard posting the Colors. Wanda Langdon, Regent, Clough Valley Chapter, NSDAR welcomed dignitaries, guests, and awardees. After a Pledge of Allegiance to our flag, George Zahn, Station Director, WMKV identified dignitaries and introduced Mike Martini, President of Media Heritage who offered a pleasant rendition of the Ruth Lyons Story describing her 50+ year career and her mid-west media empire from the late 1940’s into the late 1960’s.
Mike introduced Ruth’s niece Linda Hern who spoke briefly about her family and aunt Ruth Lyons, then introduced: The Women in American History Award presentation to Tiffany Niehaus, who graciously accepted. Other awards were made available to the attendees who could review them personally afterward.
The recessional included CCSAR: Chapter President Turner Lee Wilkerson, Gerry Knight, Michael Gunn, George Stewart, Dan Schmitz and Ed Boniwell retiring the Colors.
Special Recognition was given to: presenters, the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting and Cincinnati MEnsa