Bill Parker, a long-time Binghamton radio and television personality, is about to join the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Parker has been a fixture in local broadcasting for decades. His first on-air job in Binghamton was at WNBF Radio in 1948. He helped launch WNBF-TV the following year.

Thousands of children appeared on WNBF-TV shows hosted by Parker. Among the shows: "TV Ranch Club," "Captain Galaxy," and "Officer Bill."

Parker also presented weather segments on Channel 12 as the "Atlantic Weatherman."

Parker later hosted music and talk programs on WNBF Radio.

Although Parker retired from WNBF in 2010, he continues to do occasional on-air work in local radio and in commercial production.

Bill will be inducted with five others in the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 at a June 23 luncheon event in New York City. One of those also being honored this year is Al Roker, the weatherman on NBC's Today Show.

Bill Parker will talk about being chosen to join the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Tuesday morning at 9:30.

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