Monday, June 20, 2016

Public Voting For National Radio Hall of Famers Starts

Starting today through June 30, listeners nationwide can vote for their favorite radio personalities in two categories to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 17, 2016. The nominees for Music Format On-Air Personality are: Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, Tom Kent, The Kevin & Bean Show (Kevin Ryder and Gene Baxter), and Bob Kingsley. For Spoken Word On-Air Personality, the nominees are Sean Hannity, Mike and the Mad Dog (Mike Francesa and Chris Russo), Diane Rehm and Michael Savage. From now until 11:59pm ET June 30, fans can text 36500 with their one vote for each Hall of Fame category accordingly:

Message and data rates may apply.

Music Format On-Air Personality
  • For Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, text “HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON,” “HOLLYWOOD” or “HAMILTON” to 36500
  • For Tom Kent, text “TOM KENT” or “TOM” to 36500
  • For Kevin & Bean, text “KEVIN & BEAN,” “KEVIN” or “BEAN” to 36500
  • For Bob Kingsley, text “BOB KINGSLEY” or “BOB” to 36500
Spoken Word On-Air Personality
  • For Sean Hannity, text “HANNITY” to 36500
  • For Mike and the Mad Dog, text “MIKE & THE MAD DOG,” “MIKE” or “CHRIS” to 36500
  • For Diane Rehm, text “DIANE REHM” or “DIANE” to 36500
  • For Michael Savage, text “SAVAGE” to 36500
Chairman of the National Radio Hall of Fame Kraig T. Kitchin comments, “The listener response we received last year since reinstituting the public voting process after a 5-year hiatus was overwhelmingly positive. Fans want to engage and be a part of the process, which is a tribute to the dynamic personalities of each show.”

Winners of the two categories will be announced July 11. Fans needing more information can visit each host’s Twitter feed, Facebook page, website, or the National Radio Hall of Fame website:

In addition to the two listener-voting categories, there are four categories being voted on by a panel comprised of 400 industry professionals. For a list of nominees: Those winners will also be announced July 11. The induction ceremony takes place Nov. 17 at the home of the National Radio Hall of Fame – the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.

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