London’s longest serving mayor and one of Canada’s longest serving radio talents are the two newest members of the Fanshawe College Broadcast Wall of Fame.
Anne Marie DeCicco-Best and Ingrid Schumacher will be inducted at our Broadcast Awards Night on April 18th.
DeCicco-Best (Broadcast Journalism - class of 1986) was a city hall reporter for London’s CJBK/BX-93 starting in 1987 after beginning her career at CHYR radio in Leamington.
As mayor for ten years she instrumental in bringing the 2001 Canada Summer Games to her hometown of London. Her legacy also includes Budweiser Gardens/John Labatt Centre and the 2005 Memorial Cup.
“I will be forever grateful to those who guided me and helped me find the best of what I could do to contribute,” she says. “Being inducted on the Broadcast Wall of Fame among so many talented individuals is humbling.”
Ingrid Schumacher (Radio Broadcasting – class of 1977) is a legend in Toronto radio.
Schumacher was hired by CHUM radio right out of Fanshawe and became one of the stations top voices. She spent the next 40 years at CHUM!
“What an honour it is to be inducted to the Fanshawe Broadcast Wall of Fame,” says Schumacher. “To be recognized by peers is always a wonderful experience, and by the school where I received much of the groundwork for my future career, a true highlight.”
Schumacher grew up in Sudbury and told her parents at age 14, she ‘wanted to be on the radio’.