KETTERING — Terry Lafferty was inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Sept. 19 during its Ninth bi-annual Induction Gala at NCR Country Club, Kettering.
Lafferty, a Dayton native, got his break in the broadcast industry at WPTW in Piqua. Oscar Baker, the father of WHIO reporter Steve Baker, was the station manager and gave Lafferty his first break into radio.
In 1970, Lafferty joined the WING radio news department. It was there Lafferty made a name for himself. He and Kathy O’Connor Bow became the first airborne-duo traffic reporters with the Skywatch traffic reports.
In 1980, Lafferty was hired by Winston Hoehner to join the WHIO Radio team and began his tenure as news producer.
For the next 20 years at WHIO, Lafferty was dedicated to the community, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, a reader for WORDS and as the audio engineer for his church.
Today, Lafferty is a news anchor for WPTW in Piqua. He is one of the few local broadcasters with over 50 years in broadcasting.