Five named to National Radio Hall of Fame


Three living legends and two giants of the past will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame at a Chicago gala on November 3rd, with the live broadcast on ABC Radio hosted by Sean Hannity.

Inductees this year include:

New York Top 40 radio legend Dan Ingram of WABC-AM and WCBS-FM fame;

Marian McPartland, whose "Piano Jazz" program has aired on NPR for more than 25 years;

former New York Yankees infielder Jerry Coleman, who has had an even longer career in radio, serving as the voice of the San Diego Padres on XPRS-AM & FM San Diego for 32 seasons;

the late Jimmy Durante, who hosted "The Jimmy Durante Show" on radio in the 1930s and '40s before moving to TV in the '50s;

and ground-breaking African-American writer/producer Richard Durham, also deceased, who wrote and produced "Destination Freedom," debuting in 1948 on WMAQ-AM Chicago, running to 91 episodes that showcased the lives of prominent African-Americans.