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New inductees into NC Sports Hall of Fame announced

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The names of the latest class to join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame have been announced.
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Nine inductees will join the 300 men and women who have been inducted into the hall since it was established in 1963. Among those selected are Rodney Rogers, a Durham native who was ACC player of the year in 1993 before going on to a 12-year NBA career highlighted by being chosen the NBA’s sixth man of the year in 2000. Also named was Bob Waters, who coached football at Western Carolina from 1969 to 1988 after a brief career in the NFL and A.J. Carr who spent 42 years as a sportswriter, primarily with the Raleigh News & Observer. The 51st North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame class will be formally inducted in May at the North Carolina Museum of History. I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.