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Radio Hall of Fame The Radio Hall of Fame is a project of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, which is a 501(c)3 org
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12/07/2023

The Radio Hall of Fame sends their condolences to the The Howard Stern Show radio family on the death of Ralph Cirella.

Missed the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony? We've got you covered! Listen tomorrow, Saturday Nov 4,  on SiriusXM C...
11/04/2023

Missed the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony? We've got you covered! Listen tomorrow, Saturday Nov 4, on SiriusXM Channel 132 at 10am – Noon ET / 7am -9am PT.

You can also listen in on other great radio stations including:


KQAM-AM 1480 Wichita, KS
Saturday 11/4 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. CT

KQAM-X1 102.5 Wichita, KS
Saturday 11/4 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. CT

KEIB-AM 1150 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday 11/5 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT

KKTX-AM 1360 Corpus Christi, TX
Saturday 11/4 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CT

WXKS-AM 1200 Boston, MA
Saturday 11/4 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

WIOD-AM 610 Miami, FL
Saturday 11/4 3 p.m. -5 p.m. ET

KLSD-AM 1360 San Diego, CA
Saturday 11/4 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT

KLSD-X1 103.3 San Diego, CA
Saturday 11/4 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT

KMZQ-AM 670 Las Vegas, NV
Saturday 11/4 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. PT

KIVA-AM 1600 Albuquerque, NM
Sunday 11/5 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT

KHVH-AM 830 Honolulu, HI
Saturday 11/4 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. HT

WFDF-AM 910 Detroit, MI
Saturday 11/4 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET

KALZ-FM 96.7 Fresno, CA
Sunday 11/5 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT

KRZR-AM 1400 Visalia, CA
Sunday 11/5 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT

WRNO-FM 99.5 New Orleans, LA
Saturday 11/4 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. CT

KTOK-AM 1000 Oklahoma City, OK
Saturday 11/4 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. CT

KRQQ-FM 93.7 Tucson, AZ
Sunday 11/5 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. MT

KIDO-AM 580 Boise, ID
Saturday 11/4 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. MT

KIDO-X1 107.5 Boise, ID
Saturday 11/4 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. MT

WCBS-AM 880 New York, NY
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WOWO-AM 1190 Ft. Wayne, IN
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WFWI-FM 92.3 Ft. Wayne, IN
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WTRC-FM 95.3 South Bend, IN
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WTRC-AM 1340 Elkhart, IN
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WTRC-X1 101.9 Elkhart, IN
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Congratulations to the 2023 Radio Hall of Fame inductees: John DeBellaGerry HousePat St. JohnBob RiversShadoe StevensNin...
11/02/2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Radio Hall of Fame inductees:

John DeBella
Gerry House
Pat St. John
Bob Rivers
Shadoe Stevens
Nina Totenberg
Deborah Parenti
Charles Warfield

These radio legends are being celebrated at tonight’s induction ceremony in New York. Thank you for your contribution to broadcast history!

Congratulations to the Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2023!  John DeBella, Gerry House, Pat St John, Bob Rivers, Shadoe Ste...
07/31/2023

Congratulations to the Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2023! John DeBella, Gerry House, Pat St John, Bob Rivers, Shadoe Stevens, Nina Totenberg, Deborah Parenti, and Charles Warfield will be inducted on Thursday, November 2 in New York City. https://www.radiohalloffame.com/2023-inductees

Congratulations to the 2023 Radio Hall of Fame nominees!  Over 800 industry professionals will cast their votes to help ...
06/14/2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Radio Hall of Fame nominees! Over 800 industry professionals will cast their votes to help select the members of the 2023 class of inductees from this list!

The 24 nominees were chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, with input from the radio industry and listeners.  

The Radio Hall of Fame remembers Lin Brehmer, the longtime legendary host of Chicago’s WXRT rock station, who passed awa...
01/22/2023

The Radio Hall of Fame remembers Lin Brehmer, the longtime legendary host of Chicago’s WXRT rock station, who passed away this morning at age 68. Lin has hosted shows on WXRT since 1991, endearing himself to thousands of fans with his infectious enthusiasm that is signified by his catchphrase “it’s great to be alive.”

The XRT family plans to celebrate his life Monday at 10 a.m.

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The Radio Hall of Fame relies on donations from media professionals, enthusiasts and scholars like you to support our ed...
11/29/2022

The Radio Hall of Fame relies on donations from media professionals, enthusiasts and scholars like you to support our education and archival missions. Please consider including us in your Giving Tuesday plans this year at https://tinyurl.com/MBC2022Gift

Tonight, we celebrate the Radio Hall of Fame's 2022 class of inductees, Broadway Bill Lee, Carol Miller, Chris 'Mad Dog'...
11/01/2022

Tonight, we celebrate the Radio Hall of Fame's 2022 class of inductees, Broadway Bill Lee, Carol Miller, Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo, Ellen K, Jeff Smulyan, Lon Helton, Marv Dyson, Suzyn Waldman and Walt 'Baby' Love. Congratulations to these industry veterans on their well-deserved honors! https://www.radiohalloffame.com/2022-inductees

Congratulations to this year’s inductees who will be honored in-person at the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, November 1 at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. .

Congratulations to the Radio Hall of Fame class of 2022!Marv Dyson - Radio ExecutiveLon Helton - Country Countdown USAEl...
07/25/2022

Congratulations to the Radio Hall of Fame class of 2022!

Marv Dyson - Radio Executive

Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA

Ellen K - KOST-FM Los Angeles

Broadway Bill Lee - WCBS-FM New York

Walt “Baby” Love - Gospel Traxx

Carol Miller - WAXQ-FM New York

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo - Sirius XM

Jeff Smulyan - Emmis Communication President & CEO

Suzyn Waldman - New York Yankees Radio Network (WFAN-A/F New York)

We'll be celebrating these radio legends on November 1, 2022, in Chicago. For ceremony info, see https://tinyurl.com/RadioHall2022

Fan voting for the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame class starts today in the categories of  Music Format On-Air Personality and ...
07/26/2021

Fan voting for the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame class starts today in the categories of Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality. Cast your vote at https://www.radiovote.com/

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame nominees.  Listener voting in the Music Format On-Air Personality ...
07/12/2021

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame nominees. Listener voting in the Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality categories begins July 26.

https://www.radiohalloffame.com/2021-nominees

05/12/2021

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced which of the 2021 nominees will be inducted at the 2021 ceremony.

Happy Friday! Only 3 more days until our next Women in Radio panel! Check out this incredible lineup. Registration is op...
03/26/2021

Happy Friday! Only 3 more days until our next Women in Radio panel! Check out this incredible lineup. Registration is open now at www.tinyurl.com/mbcevents

Join us this coming Monday, March 15 as we continue our celebration of 100 years of radio! Specifically women in radio! ...
03/11/2021

Join us this coming Monday, March 15 as we continue our celebration of 100 years of radio! Specifically women in radio!

Dr. Rebecca Lind will be hosting a presentation of Susan Carter’s models of access used by women in media. Lind’s presentation investigates the different historical contexts of female and minority access to commercial broadcasting. The intersection of race and gender, combined with an evolving cultural, political, and regulatory environment, has had a powerful influence on which access models were used by women and racial/ethnic minorities.

Happy  ! Celebrate women in radio with us TONIGHT at 7pm CST. MBC Board Member Andrea Darlas talks with Melissa Forman, ...
03/08/2021

Happy ! Celebrate women in radio with us TONIGHT at 7pm CST. MBC Board Member Andrea Darlas talks with Melissa Forman, Joan Esposito, and Bonnie DeShong about breaking into radio, overcoming challenges, and the impacts they've made in a male-dominated industry. Register at www.tinyurl.com/mbcevents

Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70.
02/17/2021

Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70.

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American...

Museum of Broadcast Communications is hosting a panel of educators tonight at 7:30. A great resource for parents and tea...
01/13/2021

Museum of Broadcast Communications is hosting a panel of educators tonight at 7:30. A great resource for parents and teachers!

The world is watching as The House of Representatives begin their debates on articles of the impeachment of President Trump. But how can teachers and parents discuss this impeachment with students? Tonight, tune in to our live panel discussion at 7:30pm CST. Our panel of educators will have ideas, resources, and answers to your questions. Teachers, parents, and students alike can head to www.greatdebates.org for a free exhibit and curriculum.

Panelists include Deborah Douglas, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, Carol Summerfield, Co-Author of www.greatdebates.org curriculum, and Dennis Cremin, Professor of History at Lewis University.

Television and Presidential Inaugurations. This Thursday at 11am central on Museum of Broadcast Communications. Info bel...
01/05/2021

Television and Presidential Inaugurations. This Thursday at 11am central on Museum of Broadcast Communications. Info below!

THURSDAY, 1/7 @ 11AM CST:

Ever wondered what it's like to attend a presidential inauguration? What's it like for members of the media on that day? And who exactly are all those balls for? Join us LIVE this Thursday for our first program of the new year! MBC's television curator Walter Podrazik and his guest Steve Alper will dive into their experiences working and attending presidential inaugurations! Grab a snack and a list of questions and join us right here on Facebook.

01/05/2021

: A lovely lesson on from public radio journalist Cheryl Corley and jazz singer/bandleader Lucy Smith. Two , and . Even though is over, this is a lovely way to learn about the traditions. It's part of the Museum of Broadcast Communications holiday storytelling celebration. .

12/21/2020

Happy Holidays from 2020 Inductee Donnie Simpson! Support the future of the Radio Hall of Fame and Museum of Broadcast Communications by making a tax-deductible donation here: www.tinyurl.com/mbcholidays

Calling all journalists, producers, and documentarians! We still have spots open for tonight's digitization workshop wit...
12/14/2020

Calling all journalists, producers, and documentarians! We still have spots open for tonight's digitization workshop with the wonderful Dan Erdman, video archivist at Media Burn Independent Video Archive. Register now at www.tinyurl.com/mbcevents

Museum of Broadcast Communications is teaming up with Media Burn Independent Video Archive on a workshop for Broadcast p...
12/10/2020

Museum of Broadcast Communications is teaming up with Media Burn Independent Video Archive on a workshop for Broadcast professionals! Get registered here: www.tinyurl.com/mbcevents and join us on Monday!

Join us Thursday to celebrate the 2020 inductees to the Radio Hall of Fame. Listen by either downloading the iHeartRadio...
10/28/2020

Join us Thursday to celebrate the 2020 inductees to the Radio Hall of Fame. Listen by either downloading the iHeartRadio app or going to channel 111 on SiriusXM radio.

We are housed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. And we invite you to join them tonight after the debate, live o...
09/29/2020

We are housed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. And we invite you to join them tonight after the debate, live on the museum’s page for a discussion about how to talk to about the presidential race. This is for , and all who care about , and . (But we promise to make it interesting and entertaining too!) The online exhibit and curriculum is at GreatDebates.org.

The Radio Hall of Fame has announced this year’s 24 nominees in a total of six categories. Industry voting in four of th...
07/09/2020

The Radio Hall of Fame has announced this year’s 24 nominees in a total of six categories. Industry voting in four of those categories begins next Monday, July 13. Listener voting in the other two categories begins on July 20. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the 2020 induction ceremony will be a live radio broadcast from multiple locations this October. The exact date and additional details will be announced along with the inductees later this summer.

READ THE COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE WITH NOMINEES HERE:
http://www.radiohalloffame.com/news/2020/7/8/2020-nominees-announced-voting-begins-july-13

NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY VOTING PARTICIPANT PANEL:
Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
Mark & Brian - KLOS-FM
Bobby Rich-KFMB-FM San Diego & KMXZ-FM Tucson
Bob Rivers-KJR-FM Seattle
Donnie Simpson-WMMJ-FM Washington D.C.

Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
Angie Martinez-WWPR-FM New York City
Matt Siegel-WXKS-FM Boston
Elliot Segal-WWDC-FM Washington D.C.
Bob Stroud-WDRV-FM Chicago

Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
Sid Mark-Host, Sounds of Sinatra
Joey Reynolds-Host, WOR Radio Network
Cokie Roberts-Political Reporter, NPR
Suzyn Waldman-New York Yankees Radio Network

Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more)
The Breakfast Club-Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Premiere Networks
Larry Elder-Salem Radio Network
Jaime Jarrin-Los Angeles Dodgers Network
Kim Komando-Host, Kim Komando Show, Westar Radio Network

NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY LISTENERS/RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

Music Format On-Air Personality
Whitney Allen-The Big Time with Whitney Allen, Westwood One
Bob & Sheri-The Bob and Sheri Show, Westwood One
Sway Calloway-Sirius XM Shade 45 Channel
John Boy & Billy-The John Boy & Billy Show, Premiere Networks

Spoken Word On-Air Personality
Glenn Beck-The Glenn Beck Show, Premiere Networks
John & Ken-The John & Ken Show, KFI-AM Los Angeles
Stephanie Miller-The Stephanie Miller Show, WYD Media
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me-NPR

VOTE TODAY!The RADIO HALL OF FAME Nominating Committee is now accepting suggestions for 2020 nominees and will continue ...
05/14/2020

VOTE TODAY!
The RADIO HALL OF FAME Nominating Committee is now accepting suggestions for 2020 nominees and will continue to accept them until May 29, 2020. Inductees will be honored at the annual Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is returning to Chicago in late October 2020. The exact date of the gala will be announced shortly.

Suggestions for Radio Hall of Fame nominees can be made in the following categories, by visiting www.radiohalloffame.com and clicking on the NOMINATE tab:
• Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
• Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
• Networks/Syndication (10 years or more)
• Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
• Music Format On-Air Personality
• and/or Spoken Word On-Air Personality

This fall also marks the 100th anniversary of the radio industry, which will be part of this year’s celebration. KDKA in Pittsburgh is often cited as the first commercial radio station in the United States for broadcasting the 1920 presidential election returns. The first national radio network was NBC in 1926, followed by CBS in 1927. ABC became a spin-off of one of NBC's networks in the 1940s.

Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin said, "The annual Hall of Fame ceremony is a traditionally heartfelt event that evokes emotion from inductees and attendees. These talented radio broadcast individuals are honored for accomplishments that most only dream of. Being the 100th anniversary of radio makes this year’s celebration even more special.”

“We are excited to welcome the Radio Hall of Fame back to its hometown of Chicago,” said David Plier, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. “However, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 guidelines daily. If the State of Illinois does not reach the goals of a Phase 5 reopening for large gatherings, we will seek other alternatives.”

The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations of the Hall in 1991.

2.13.2020 - World Radio Day!
02/13/2020

2.13.2020 - World Radio Day!

Another Tribute to Harry Harrison. RIP
01/29/2020

Another Tribute to Harry Harrison. RIP

Iconic NYC Radio Personality Harry Harrison died on Tuesday January 28th 2020. This video will illustrate why Harry was THE way to start the day on 3 great s...

RIP Harry Harrison.
01/29/2020

RIP Harry Harrison.

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