Hall of Fame

2020 South Dakota Hall of Fame Inductees

Sep 17, 2020

The preservation and promotion of history and tradition is important to most all South Dakotans. To the folks at the South Dakota Hall of Fame, which focuses on this type of preservation and promotion, the mission is simple: champion a "Culture of Excellence."  


SD Hall of Fame: Bernie Hunhoff

Aug 27, 2020

In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 2

For decades, people across the world (including here at home) have been finding a sense of place and a piece of home inside the pages of South Dakota Magazine. Now publisher Bernie Hunhoff is part of the 2020 class of inductees into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. The virtual induction ceremony is on September 12. 


SD Hall of Fame: Walter Panzirer

Aug 24, 2020

In The Moment … August 24, 2020 Show 887 Hour 1

Walter Panzirer is a theologian, police officer, paramedic, firefighter, trustee, husband, and father. In a few weeks, he can add a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame as he is being virtually inducted on September 12. When his grandmother, Leona Helmsley passed away, he had a decision to make and that was to continue his career or honor her wishes for him to be one of the trustees of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Walter joins us today to discuss his decision.


In The Moment ... August 20, 2020 Show 885 Hour 1

Fellow 2020 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee Senator Larry Pressler appointed Mike Cartney to the US Air Force Academy. Once he retired, Cartney came back to South Dakota and for the past 3 decades has helped transform the state’s technical college system. He is currently President of Lake Area Technical College in Watertown and on September 12 he is to be virtually enshrined into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. For more information visit www.sdexcellence.org

SD Hall of Fame: Glenna "Mrs. Education" Fouberg

Aug 19, 2020

In The Moment … August 19, 2020 Show 884 Hour 1

Glenna Fouberg is known in South Dakota as "Mrs. Education." Her top achievement is how she has changed lives through her work in alternative education at the district and statewide levels. This, not by itself, has opened the doors to the South Dakota Hall of Fame as one of this year's inductees. Glenna Fouberg joins us now.

Support for education reporting on SDPB is provided by the South Dakota Department of Education

SD Hall of Fame: Bruce Long Fox

Aug 18, 2020

In The Moment … August 18, 2020 Show 883 Hour 1

As a child, Bruce Long Fox was told he would amount to nothing. But where some people saw a future criminal and child without intelligence or imagination, others recognized a gifted student, a bright mind, and a future of value and leadership.

South Dakota Hall of Fame: "Mamie" Shields Pyle

Aug 13, 2020

In The Moment … August 13, 2020 Show 880 Hour 1

We continue to introduce you to this year's South Dakota Hall of Fame inductees. "Mamie" Shields Pyle of the South Dakota Universal Franchise League, was one of the main players when it came to the passage of South Dakota's suffrage amendment in the early 20th century. Patricia Miller is the chair of the Her Vote Her Voice delegation and joins us now with more on "Mamie."


SD Hall of Fame: Katherine "Kitty" Kinsman

Aug 12, 2020

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September 12th, the 2020 South Dakota Hall of Fame will virtually induct this year's class due to the pandemic. The hope is that the full ceremony can be rescheduled in 2021. Katherine "Kitty" Kinsman is known for her strong leadership and served as South Dakota's Secretary of Health in both the Mickelson and Janklow administrations.

Bill Groethe Enters The SD Hall Of Fame

Sep 10, 2019
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Bill Groethe will soon take his place in the South Dakota Hall of Fame for his work in historical photography. The award comes from a nonprofit that recognizes a culture of excellence in the state.

 His images include the construction of Mt. Rushmore and notable Native Americans like Nicholas Black Elk. The photographer sometimes didn't get paid to document events and people, but he did make a living with commercial photography and film processing.  

Groethe tells SDPB's Chynna Lockett about the moments that caught his lens.

Arts & Lifestyle: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019

We talk South Dakota legend, Helen Duhamel, and celebrate women’s equity day with this week’s guest for Where Do We Go from Here. Jim Scull tells us what shaped him into the success story he is today. Two Rapid City filmmakers tell us about their new documentary focused on a man’s mission to prove the world is flat… by launching himself in a homemade rocket. Eric Holm plays a tune. And we’ll end the program with some poetry from studio 47.  

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In The Moment ... August 31, 2018 Show 413 Hour 1

If you visit the city of Huron, you see the legacy of Marilyn Hohm Hoyt throughout the community. As a community leader, visionary, and philanthropist, her legacy is at work in less obvious ways across the state of South Dakota.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 29, 2018 Show 411 Hour 2

His career at Avera Health helped transform how South Dakotans access healthcare.


John Porter is a 2018 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee.


The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. 


Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Hall of Fame website at sdexcellence.org or by calling the Hall at 605-234-4216.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 28, 2018 Show 410 Hour 1

Dr. Thomas Loveland is a globally renowned scientist who has led innovate research in mapping our changing planet.

Throughout his career at EROS he's been at the forefront of technological change, even as he's watched the earth itself change.

Now he's a 2018 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee.

The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. 

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.


The South Dakota Rock & Roll Association announced the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2016 inductees Thursday morning.  The list includes nine bands: The Postmen, The Tensions, White Wing, Military Pickle, the Handy Brothers Chessman Show, the American Music Band, The Spectacle Rhythm and Blues Soul Revue, Ivory and CROW.  The Association also honored Rod Jerke (Pilgrims/Night People/Hot Rod Chevy Kevy) with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Several others gained induction during Thursday's announcement ceremony.  Popular disc jockey Mylan Ray, a board member of the South Dako

Lakota Runner In Senior Games Hall Of Fame

Sep 10, 2015
Photo by Jim Kent

A Lakota tribal member has joined the ranks of athletes in the South Dakota Senior Games Hall of Fame.  Wally Little Moon has been running for half- a-century…and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Wally Little Moon was born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. His first taste for running long distances came while attending high school and continued when he moved to Oklahoma to attend Haskell Indian School.

As Little Moon explains, he’s been running ever since.