Hannity, Bones, Quivers, Handel, Others Headed to Hall


    Premiere’s Bobby Bones will go into the National Radio Hall of Fame in the music format category, Bill Handel in the spoken work category. Bones and Handel were voted in through public voting. Here is the complete list of honorees for 2017…

    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 Field, Chairman/Founder of Entercom and Robert S. “Bob” Sievers, the late Fort Wayne, Indiana air personality who was on WOWO Radio for 51 years.

    National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig Kitchin said, “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 at www.radiohof.org.   A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum.

    The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.


    1. I’m delighted that Robin Quivers is recognized Nationally…even though Howard typically disses this award. Still, Robin has dedicated herself to being a “national sidekick” and is a huge part of the glue that holds the most powerful radio show in the world together. And has done so for over 35 years (AM, FM and now Satellite). Well done Robin. I hope to DO go to Chicago in November for this fine recognition.

    2. For what it’s worth, I compete against Bobby Bones in my market and I find him a guy that works his A** off, does a strong show and is a committed broadcaster….but that being said, this is the danger of a public vote for this prestigious of an award.

      The dude started his national show in 2012 for gosh sakes….and before that was a morning guy in Austin, Texas.

      I get it..the “I-heart power and the visibility of the show” and all that, but as a 30 plus year broadcaster…this is a tough one to grasp.

      • The two heavies in that category were Bones and Seacrest. Both are at or over 20 years in radio, have national “machines” behind them, and the television appearances that come with those “machines.” It would be interesting to see the final vote, even at just a percentage level.

        • Plenty of 20 year vets that never would get a sniff at something like this.

          Again, I think highly of BB as a broadcaster…and his work ethic/effort should be a model for all.

          But let’s remember that show was set up to replace local market shows and for I heart to save dough. Period.


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