Voting results for the 2018 National Radio Hall of Fame’s 24 nominations in six categories are in. Four of the categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals. The other two categories were voted on by the public; and there was an unprecedented level of listener participation with more than a half million votes cast for the two voting categories: Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality.
The inductees by public vote are:
Mark Levin, The Mark Levin Show; syndicated by Westwood One
Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality
Kid Kelly, Backtrax USA with Kid Kelly; syndicated by Westwood One, on-air host and programmer, Sirius XM Hits 1
Music Format On-Air Personality
The inductees by the industry panel are:
Jonathon Brandmeier, The Jonathon Brandmeier Show, Chicago
Active Local/Regional, 10+ years
Jim Kerr, Rock and Roll Morning Show, Q104.3, New York
Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years
Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, Mike & Mike, ESPN Audio
Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Laura, Sirius XM Stars 109
Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years
Additionally, the NRHOF nominating committee voted to induct four individuals for their contribution to the industry. Those inductees are:
Nanci Donnellan, The Fabulous Sports Babe, a pioneering voice in local and national sports talk radio.
Mike Francesa, longtime afternoon drive host on WFAN AM/FM, The Fan, New York.
Joan Hamburg, host of The Joan Hamburg Show on 77 WABC Radio, and prior, WOR AM, and known as New York’s “First Lady of Radio.”
Fred Jacobs, a creator of the Classic Rock music format, as well as a consultant to both commercial and public radio stations.
NRHOF Chairman Kraig Kitchin said, “It’s our mission to recognize the most impactful personalities and individuals to our medium and honor them. We’re proud to induct these individuals for their contributions to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2018, our 30th year.”
The induction ceremony takes place November 15 at New York City landmark Guastavino’s, located in midtown Manhattan. Tickets are now available at www.radiohalloffame.com. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the museum.