Radio Hall of Fame 2021 Nominees Announced

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications has revealed the selection of the Radio Hall of Fame 2021 nominees, comprised of 24 people and shows in six categories. The nominees were chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, with input from the radio industry and listeners. 


 Voting for inductees began July 12 in four of six categories:

  • Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
  • Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
  • Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
  • Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)

These categories will be voted on by a panel of 600 industry professionals.  

On July 26, listeners nationwide will vote on the other two categories, Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality. The winners in those categories will be determined by the public and the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The outcome of the listener vote will count as one vote among the committee votes.

Radio listeners may vote once starting July 26 at www.radiovote.com. 

The 2021 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Monday, August 16, and honored in-person at the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on October 28 at Chicagos Wintrust Grand Banking Hall. Tickets will go on sale August 16. 


THE 2021 RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY INDUSTRY VOTING PANEL ARE: 

Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more) 

John & Ken- KFI-AM / Los Angeles 

Melvin Lindsey-Washington (The Quiet Storm) 

Matt Siegel- WXKS-FM “KISS 108” / Boston 

Brother Wease (Alan Levin)- WAIO-FM Radio 95.1 / Rochester, NY 

  

Active Local/Regional (10 years or more) 

Laurie De Young- WPOC-FM /Baltimore 

Mercedes Martinez- KMXB-FM/ Las Vegas 

Elliot Segal- WWDC-FM “DC101” / Washington, DC 

Bob Stroud- WDRV-FM “97.1 The Drive” / Chicago 

  

Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more) 

Dr. Bobby Jones-host, The Bobby Jones Radio Show 

Dan Patrick-host, The Dan Patrick Show 

Wait Wait Dont Tell Me– NPR

Suzyn Waldman-color commentator, New York Yankees Network 

  

Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more) 

Bob & Sheri-co-hosts, The Bob & Sheri Show 

Kim Komando-host, The Kim Komando Show 

Sid Mark-host, Sounds of Sinatra 

Chris Mad Dog” Russo-host, Chris Mad Dog” Russo Show on SiriusXM 

  

THE 2021 RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY LISTENERS/RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINATING COMMITTEE ARE: 

  

Music Format On-Air Personality 

Russ Parr-host, The Russ Parr Show 

Javier Romero-morning host, WAMR-FM /Miami 

Alex Sensation-morning host, Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) 

Steven Van Zandt-host, Little Stevens Underground Garage 

  

Spoken Word On-Air Personality 

Alex Bennett-morning host & talk show personality 

Larry Elder-host, The Larry Elder Show, Salem Media 

Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison-co-hosts of Preston & Steve-93.3 WMMR / Philadelphia 

Sally Jessy Raphael-talk show personality 

   

Kraig T. Kitchin, the Radio Hall of Fame chairman, commented: I’m so thrilled to recognize our 2021 nominees, and look forward to our upcoming in-person induction ceremony in Chicago Thursday, October 28. We’ll not only welcome 2021 inductees, but we will also welcome and honor the 2020 inductee class on that special evening this fall.” 

Dennis Green, who serves as the Radio Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee chair, added, It is an honor to chair the Nominating Committee of the Radio Hall of Fame and recognize our industrys most esteemed professionals and their tremendous achievements informing and entertaining audiences throughout their careers. We look forward to welcoming the 2021 inductees as well as the 2020 inductees to honor them in person this year in Chicago. 


The Mix Group is a presenting sponsor of the 2021 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 
The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations in 1991. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I just found the name of the person I want to vote for.
    Please allow me to vote for Larry Elder-host, The Larry Elder Show, Salem Media
    (925) 447-1336 (Not a cell phone) – Pat Ferguson – [email protected]

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