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Marc Baker to be inducted in Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Lake Oswego resident will be honored for years of service to the state's music industry


SUBMITTED PHOTO: LARRY TOERING - Marc Baker of Lake Oswego will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Oct. 10.Lake Oswego resident Marc Baker will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in a special ceremony planned for Oct. 10, hall officials announced this week.

Baker is being honored for his years of support for Oregon’s music industry. While attending Oregon State University, he transformed KBVR-FM, the campus radio station, into one of the most talked about college radio stations in the nation. He served as both music director and station manager and host of “London Calling.” He also started Alternative Productions, which promoted the band Quarterflash’s first show.

While at OSU, Baker took the Crazy 8s under his wing as their manager; he created a market for the band all across the nation and secured an appearance on Star Search.

He hosted the KBOO-FM radio show “Church of NW Music” for 13 years and featured recordings and live performances by many upcoming artists and future Hall of Famers, including Pink Martini, John Fahey, Kelly Joe Phelps, Chris Newman and Richmond Fontaine. He served on the OMF board from 2006-2015.

“I am humbled that they think I am worthy of this honor,” Baker said. “To put me in the same club as Doc Severinsen, Norman Leyman and these others — that’s crazy.”

Baker is the founder of EPB&B Insurance, located in Portland. He lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Sherri Sacconaghi, and sons Dylan and Brennan.

The ninth annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Concert and Auction will be held Oct. 10 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland. The event will include a musical performance by Storm Large, selected as the Performer of the Year, and a tribute to Jack Ely by the Kingsmen and friends. The 2014 Album of the Year goes to The Delines for their debut album “Colfax.”

Tickets ($25) are available online at www.ticketfly.com. For more information, visit www.omhof.org.