Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Noms Announced For National Radio Hall of Fame

Voting for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees is underway.

The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization’s nominating committee. Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals, while the other two will be voted on by the public.  Public voting commences June 20 for eight nominations for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

NRHoF Chair Kraig Kitchin comments, “The sheer depth of talent in our industry never seizes to amaze me.  After much discussion and deliberation, our nominating committee is very proud of this year’s class of nominees.  We’re all looking forward to seeing the voter outcome from our industry peers and listeners nationwide.”

Inductees will be announced July 11.  The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.

Nominees to be voted on by voting participant panel:

Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
  • Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), San Diego 
  • Charles Laquidara, Boston
  • Bobby O’Jay, Memphis 
  • Garland Robinette, New Orleans
Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
  • Tom Barnard, Minneapolis
  • BJ & Migs (BJ Shea & Steve Migs), Seattle
  • Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), Chicago 
  • Preston and Steve (Preston Elliot & Steve Morrison), Philadelphia
Networks/Syndication (10 years or more)
  • American Top 40 & On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, Ryan Seacrest
  • The Fabulous Sports Babe, Nanci Donnellan
  • The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey
  • Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal
Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
  • Delilah, Delilah
  • Gospel Traxx with Walt “Baby” Love, Walt “Baby” Love
  • The Jim Rome Show, Jim Rome
  • The Kim Komando Show, Kim Komando
Nominees to be voted on by listeners nationwide:

Music Format On-Air Personality
  • Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton
  • Tom Kent
  • The Kevin & Bean Show (Kevin Ryder & Gene Baxter) 
  • Bob Kingsley
Spoken Word On-Air Personality
  • Diane Rehm
  • Mike Francesa and Chris Russo
  • Michael Savage
  • Sean Hannity

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