The National Radio Hall Of Fame has announced ten new inductees for its 2016 class.
Selected by the nominating committee in each of their four specific categories are:
“101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago morning hosts Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart – Active Local/Regional, 10+ years
96.5 KYXY San Diego morning hosts Jeff & Jer – Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years
Steve Harvey – Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years
Delilah – Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years
The two fan voted nominees are:
Bob Kingsley – Music Format On-Air Personality
Michael Savage – Spoken Word On-Air Personality
Four inductees were selected by the nominating committee for their contributions to the industry:
George G. Beasley – Chairman/CEO/Founder of Beasley Broadcast Group
Kidd Kraddick – Late syndicated morning host and founder of Kidd’s Kids charity
Tony Roberts – Former Notre Dame University play-by-play man
Neil Rogers – Longtime Miami personality
Voting results for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame’s 24 nominations in six categories are in. Four of those categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals. The other two categories, Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality, were voted on by the public.
The 2016 inductees are:
Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), WTMX 101.9fm The Mix Chicago
Active Local/Regional, 10+ years
Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), KyXy 96.5 FM San Diego
Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years
Steve Harvey, The Steve Harvey Morning Show; syndicated by Premiere Networks
Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years
Delilah, syndicated by Premiere Networks
Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years
Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40; syndicated by Westwood One
Music Format On-Air Personality
Michael Savage, The Savage Nation; syndicated by Westwood One
Spoken Word On-Air Personality
Additionally, the National Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee voted to induct four individuals for their contribution to the industry.
Those inductees are:
George G. Beasley, Chairman/CEO/Founder of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Kidd Kraddick, the late beloved national air personality and founder of Kidd’s Kids Charity
Tony Roberts, former sportscaster and play-by-play announcer for Notre Dame Football
Neil Rogers, the late legendary southern Florida air personality
National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin comments, “This year’s class of inductees represents the diversity that makes radio so personal, entertaining and impactful. We all very much appreciate everyone who participated in this process as we welcome the very best in our business into the National Radio Hall of Fame.”
The black-tie optional induction ceremony takes place at the home of the National Radio Hall of Fame – the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 17. Tickets are now available at www.radiohof.org. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum.