Elvis Duran To Be Inducted Into NAB Hall Of Fame

The National Association of Broadcasters will induct Elvis Duran into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame at their Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9.

The longtime “Z100” WHTZ New York and nationally syndicated morning host will be inducted alongside the television game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. Duran joined WHTZ in 1992 as afternoon host before moving to mornings in 1996 first as a team with Elliot Segal and then as lead host in 1999. The show entered syndication in 2006 to a handful of then Clear Channel stations and then nationally in 2009. Prior to joining WHTZ, Duran worked at “Z93” WZGC Atlanta, 104.1 KRBE Houston, “B93” KBTS-FM Austin, and “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia the latter two of which he also served as Program Director.

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Nationally-syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2018 NAB Show. The induction will occur during the new Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9 at the Encore in Las Vegas.

“Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” distributed by Premiere Radio Networks, is broadcast from New York City’s Z100. Duran and his on-air crew feature up-to-the-minute entertainment and pop culture news, celebrity guests, hit music, and regular features. The show airs on over 80 radio stations nationwide, as well as XM Satellite Radio, iHeartRadio, and The Elvis Duran Channel at ElvisDuran.com.

“Elvis Duran represents great radio. He has endured as one of America’s top radio talents and gets high ratings in syndication as well,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “We are honored to recognize his successful radio career and add him to our distinguished NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.”

Duran’s radio career spans more than 30 years and includes both host and program director duties at iHeartMedia’s WIOQ-FM Philadelphia and KBest Media’s KBTS-FM Austin, as well as stints at Entercom’s WZGC-FM Atlanta and Cumulus’ KRBE-FM Houston. His daily radio show on New York’s Z100 was syndicated in 2009 by Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Duran’s role expanded in 2012 to included talent and programming development, as well as serving as a spokesperson for the company.

Beyond the studio, Duran is a committed philanthropist, supporting non-profit organizations providing care and enrichment programs for children and animals. Duran also champions causes aimed at fighting poverty and hunger, and he is an advocate for the LGBT community.

Previous NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees include Delilah, Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey, Bob Uecker, Gerry House, Ron Chapman and Vin Scully, among others.

Also at the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner, two of America’s most popular gameshows, “Wheel of Fortune” and “JEOPARDY!,” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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