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.