Usually, enshrinement for anything involving the National Football League involves an excursion to the northern Ohio city of Canton.
The NAB has other plans. An April 8 honor will be bestowed upon a landmark football pre-game show at its 2019 show and expo during a dinner reception at the Encore in Las Vegas.
It is not a player but a program that’s getting inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. FOX NFL SUNDAY will be entering this hall, with a ceremony taking place during the 2019 NAB Show’s Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner.
The program ranks as the most-watched NFL pre-game show in the U.S., and has enjoyed top ratings for the past 25 seasons. It began in 1994, when FOX’s acquisition of NFL rights — previously held by NBC — transformed America’s “fourth network” from an also-ran known for Married … with Children and The Simpsons into a formidable force.
With an audio simulcast on FOX Sports Radio, FOX NFL SUNDAY has received 16 Emmy Awards, with its on-air personalities garnering an additional seven trophies.
The program features co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee with analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, with reports from NFL insider Jay Glazer.
“Every week, millions of viewers across the country tune in to FOX NFL SUNDAY not just for the latest information about ‘America’s Game,’ but also for the analysis and antics of the show’s larger-than-life personalities,” said NAB President/CEO and former Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith. “The show resonates with football diehards and casual fans alike, and we look forward to enshrining it in our Hall of Fame.”
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include “Wheel of Fortune,” “JEOPARDY,” María Elena Salinas, Chuck Lorre, Shonda Rhimes, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “American Idol,” Betty White, Garry Marshall, “Meet The Press” and Bob Newhart, among others.