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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Amir Forester ,  310. 857.6207 Listeners  Nationwide Get Chance to Vote for National Radio Hall of Fam ers - Audience Participation Reinstituted After 5 years - LOS ANGEL E S, August 12 , 2015 – For the first time in five years, listeners nationwide get to vote  for their favorite radio personalities  in two categories  to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 5, 2015.   The nominees for Music Format On - Air Personality are:  Delilah ,  Elvis  Duran , Steve Harvey , and Ryan Seacrest .  For Spoken Word On - Air Personality, the nominees are  Sean Hannity ,  Clark Howard ,  Jim Rome , and  Dr. Laura Schlessinger .   Starting today through Aug.  26 , f ans can  text 36500 with their  one  vote for  each  Hall of Fame category accordingl y: Message and data rates may apply. Music Format On - Air Personality For Delilah, text “DELILAH” to 36500 For Elvis Duran, text “ELVIS” to 36500 For Steve Harvey, text “STEVE” to 36500 For Ryan Seacrest, text “RYAN” to 36500 Spoken Word On - Air Persona lity For Sean Hannity, text “HANNITY” to 36500 For Clark Howard, text “CLARK” to 36500 For Jim Rome, text “ROME” to 36500 For Dr. Laura Schlessinger, text “DR.  LAURA” to 36500 Chairman of the National Radio Hall of Fame Kraig T. Kitchin comments, “These  eight  personalities are beloved by their listeners.  Giving the audience an opportunity to participate in  the process of acknowledging their favorite hosts for their contributions over the years just makes  sense.” Winners  chosen by listeners as Inductees w ill be announced Aug. 31. Listeners needing  more information can visit the host’s Twitter feed, Facebook page, or website, or the National  Radio Hall of Fame website:   www.radiohof.org .   In addition to the two l istener - voting categories, there are f our categories being  voted on  by a  p anel comprised of 400 industry professionals.   For a list of those nominee s:  www.radiohof.org . The inducti on ceremony takes place Nov. 5 at t he home of the National Radio  Hall of Fame  – the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago.
National Radio Hall of Fame announces 2015 Nominees Induction Ceremony to be held in Chicago on Thursday, November 5 National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees Induction Ceremony to be Held in Chicago on Thursday, November 5 LOS ANGELES, August 6, 2015 – Voting for the 2015 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees begins today.  The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization’s steering committee. Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals. For the first time in five years, NRHOF Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin has reinstituted national public engagement through social media balloting for eight nominations in two categories – Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.  Kitchin comments, “This impressive list of nominees represents the best examples of talent with commendable audience relationships past and present.  Each individual and show was selected after extensive deliberation by the steering committee.  We’re all looking forward to seeing the results as determined by our industry peers and listeners nationwide.” Inductees will be announced August 31.  The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, November 5 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) Tom Barnard, Minneapolis Johnny Dare, Kansas City Johnny Holliday, Washington, D.C. Ronn Owens, San Francisco Active Local/Regional (10 years or more) Big Boy (Kurt Alexander), Los Angeles Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison, Philadelphia Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, Chicago Garland Robinette, New Orleans Networks/Syndication (10 years or more) Tom Kent, Cleveland Dave Ramsey, Nashville Diane Rehm, Washington, D.C. Michael Savage, San Francisco Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more) Bob Kevoian & Tom Griswold, Indianapolis Bob Kingsley, Weatherford Marketplace, Los Angeles Harry Shearer, Los Angeles NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY LISTENERS NATIONWIDE: Music Format On-Air Personality Delilah, Seattle Elvis Duran, New York Steve Harvey, Atlanta Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles Spoken Word On-Air Personality Sean Hannity, New York Clark Howard, Atlanta Jim Rome, Los Angeles Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Los Angeles