With nearly 300,000 votes cast by the public, Premiere Radio’s syndicated morning host Bobby Bones and Bill Handel are going into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Bones in the music format category and Handel in the spoken work category. Four other 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, 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
In addition, 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 November 2, at the home of the National Radio Hall of Fame-the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax deductible charitable donation to the Museum.