National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class of Inductees                                        Press Contact: Amir Forester, amir@foresterpublicrelations.com LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2017 – The 25-person National Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee presented 24 individuals and shows worthy of consideration to listeners and industry peers and the voting results are in.  In just three years since public voting was reinstituted, the National Radio Hall of Fame reports an unprecedented level of audience participation with nearly 300,000 votes cast for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality.  The increase is attributed to the ever- more creative campaigning waged by nominees as well as the newly offered online voting mechanism in addition to texting.  The inductees by public vote are: Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show; syndicated by Premiere Networks Music Format On-Air Personality Bill Handel, The Bill Handel Show; KFI AM 640 Los Angeles; Handel on the Law; syndicated by Premiere Networks Spoken Word On-Air Personality Four of the categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals.  The inductees by this panel are: Tom Barnard, The Tom Barnard Show, KQRS-FM Minneapolis Active Local/Regional, 10+ years John Records Landecker, renowned DJ, most notably on WLS-AM and WJMK-FM, Chicago Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years Sean Hannity, The Sean Hannity Show; syndicated by Premiere Networks Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years Robin Quivers, The Howard Stern Show; SiriusXM  Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years Additionally, the National Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee voted to induct two individuals for their contribution to the industry.  Those inductees are: Joseph M. Field, Chairman/Founder Entercom Communications Corp. Robert S. “Bob” Sievers, the late legendary Fort Wayne, Indiana air personality who was on WOWO Radio for 51 years. National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin comments, “Each year the enthusiasm and participation from those in our industry and the voting public grows by leaps and bounds.  We’re so happy to induct this truly deserving, talented group of broadcasters this year 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 on Nov. 2.  Tickets are now available A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum.  Leading radio imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
National Radio Hall of Fame Honors 100th Anniversary of American Radio                                      Press Contact: Amir Forester, amir@foresterpublicrelations.com LOS ANGELES, September 5, 2017 – The National Radio Hall of Fame will debut its “100 Years of Radio” exhibit housed in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications in fall 2019, the year leading up to the official anniversary. To create a tribute worthy of the medium, the current space will undergo renovation, creating an interactive experience through emerging technologies and architecture. Patrons of the museum will have access to audio performances and histories of inductees as well as valuable artifacts ranging from microphones of iconic personalities to instruments from live radio theater productions. The work commencing this fall will not interfere with this year’s induction ceremony on Nov. 2. However, the 30th Annual National Radio Hall of Fame Induction in 2018 will take place in New York City. “This is an exciting time as we get to innovate and modernize the presentation of our medium’s rich history,” comments National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin. “Plus, we’re looking forward to bringing the ceremony to New York City, especially since we received great feedback when we brought it to Los Angeles in 2014.” Additionally, the National Radio Hall of Fame website http://www.radiohof.org/ will provide regular updates on progress. It’s currently being upgraded and will debut later this year. While the radio artifacts in the museum will be protected in storage throughout the renovation process, the Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy exhibit will be relocated and on display.
Dave Ramsey Named Host of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony                               TuneIn to Exclusively Provide Audio of the Event                                      Press Contact: Amir Forester, amir@foresterpublicrelations.com LOS ANGELES, September 19, 2017 – National radio personality, best-selling author, personal money management expert and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Dave Ramsey will host the 29th Annual National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration.  Additionally, a commercial free audio feed of the event will be exclusively provided by TuneIn, this year’s official online streaming partner.   National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin says, “We’re honored to have Dave, a world- class speaker who regularly addresses audiences of 10,000 at his live events, serve as our master of ceremonies.  And thanks to TuneIn, fans everywhere can catch the on-demand audio of the special evening.” The black-tie optional event will be held Thursday, November 2 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago at 6 p.m.  Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.radiohof.org. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum.   The 2017 inductees include Tom Barnard, Bobby Bones, Joseph M. Field, Bill Handel, Sean Hannity, John Records Landecker, Robin Quivers and Robert S. “Bob” Sievers. Leading radio imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. About Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored seven best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on more than 585 radio stations and digitally through podcasts, online audio streaming and a 24-hour online streaming video channel. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com. Ramsey is also a National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award recipient, and a member of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. About TuneIn TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to streaming audio from around the world. With more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world’s sports, news, talk and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has more than 100,000 radio stations and 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across many connected devices. TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NBA, NFL, MLB, more than 60,000 audiobooks, and commercial- free music stations. TuneIn has venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Icon Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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