Media champions honoured at MCG
Apr 29, 2003
Former Herald & Weekly Times editor-in-chief and Olympic historian Harry Gordon, Channel 9 superstar Eddie McGuire, brilliant columnist Keith Dunstan and the Coodabeen Champions were among 18 new inductees to the MCG Media Hall of Fame announced at a Long Room dinner this evening.
Melbourne Cricket Club president, Mr David Jones, hosted the function and presented the inductees with a plaque and inscribed decanter.
The inductees join an iconic list of journalists, broadcasters and photographers recognised for their contribution to media coverage of major sporting events at the MCG over many years.
The Olympic Stand's Media Centre, featuring the inductees in a special display, will be significantly enhanced when MCG redevelopment work is completed in 2005.
Ted Whitten Junior accepted on behalf of his late father, while Peter Stackpole accepted on behalf of his father Keith, who is on duty in the West Indies.
Dale Goghlan, wife of former footballer and writer/television personality Kevin Coghlan, accepted on her late husband's behalf.
Gordon, in responding on behalf of the inductees, said the honour gave the inductees an eternal link with the MCG.
"The MCC has honoured the craft. We all have our own specific memories of the MCG", he said.
There are now 88 members of the MCG Media Hall of Fame. This evening's honour roll of inductees comprises:
Gordon Bennett, Ian Cleland, Kevin Coghlan, Dennis Cometti, Malcolm Conn, Keith Dunstan, Harry Gordon, Geoff Leek, Jim Main, Eddie McGuire, Stephen Phillips, Stephen Quartermain, Ken Rainsbury, Neil Roberts, Sandy Roberts, Keith Stackpole, Ted Whitten and the Coodabeen Champions.