EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — With a unanimous vote, Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca has been selected to join this year’s class of the Rhode Island Radio and Television Hall of Fame.

It’s perfect timing too, since he’s also celebrating his 35th anniversary at WPRI 12.

Tony grew up watching WPRI 12 and launched his broadcast career in March 1987.

He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside ABC 6’s Ken Bell, as well as WJAR’s Frank Carpano and Doug White.

Tony also joins a list of greats who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in year’s past, including WPRI’s Karen Adams and WJAR’s Frank Coletta.

Watch: Tony Petrarca reminisces about his first newscast

Watch: Tony’s first broadcast was on March 17, 1987.