Long-time Binghamton broadcaster Bill Parker is being honored today by industry colleagues in New York City.

Parker, who continues to reside in Broome County, will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Parker will be joined by family members and friends at a luncheon ceremony in Manhattan this afternoon.

Parker has been active in Binghamton radio and television broadcasting for more than six decades. His first local on-air job was at WNBF Radio in 1948. He was on hand when WNBF Television - Channel Twelve - began operations the following year.

Parker hosted several TV shows, including the TV Ranch Club and The Officer Bill Show. Thousands of Binghamton-area children visited the WNBF-TV studios at 50 Front Street to appear with Parker.

Parker is being inducted into the state broadcasters association Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 along with five others, including NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker.

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