Former Los Angeles radio personality "Sweet Dick" Whittington, left, was greeted by Chuck Southcott and Sam Lovullo, past and current PPB presidents respectively, prior to the Salute to Radio luncheon. (David Keeler photo)

PPB Board member John Newton, center, chats with former KRTH & KRLA DJ Johnny Hayes, left, and longtime broadcasting personality Bob Eubanks in the Sportsmen's Lodge green room. (Don King photo)

At the Salute to Radio luncheon, PPB Board member Shel Stuart, left, greets former ABC Radio talk show host and PPB member Ray Briem. A large turnout enjoyed the personal anecdotes of some of LA's best-known radio personalities. (Don King photo)

Three veteran Southern California radio people enjoyed chatting prior to the Sportsmen's Lodge luncheon. Left to right are KRTH's Charlie Tuna, "Sweet Dick" Whittington and KOST's Mark Wallengren. (David Keeler photo)

President Sam Lovullo announces from the podium his plan to boost PPB membership to 500 by waiving the $50 initiation fee through November 30. Applicantion forms are available on this Website or by sending an email to "" (David Keeler photo)

A special treat for luncheon attendees was the induction of 90-year-old broadcasting icon Monty Hall into PPB's Diamond Circle. Congratulating Monty are Bob Eubanks, left, and PPB member Wink Martindale, who also were members of the Salute to Radio dais. (David Keeler photo)

KFI's morning talk show host Bill Handel grins from the dais at the Salute to Radio luncheon as he recalls how he was "fired" from KABC, his first radio job. An attorney by training, Handel said he never expected to be a member of the Radio community. (Don King photo)

Two members of the Salute to Radio dais were KOST's Mark Wallengren and KTWV's Keri Tombazian, both of whom told how unlikely it appeared they would find successful careers in the radio industry. Keri revealed how being a woman air personality took the assistance of several mentors along the way toward success. (David Keeler photo)

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