Bob Barker, retired host of CBS’s “The Price is Right,” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 14 in Las Vegas.
Barker retired as host of the longest-running game show in TV history in June 2007 after 35 years.
Before making it big on TV, Barker had a relatively brief stint in radio. He attended school at Drury College, where he first took a job at a local radio station to help finance his studies as an economics major.
After graduation, Barker worked for a radio station in Palm Beach before hosting his own radio program, “The Bob Barker Show,” in Los Angeles. The show’s success led to a job as host of the TV show “Truth or Consequences,” which he hosted for 18 years.
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “The Tonight Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Today Show;” Regis Philbin; and Ted Koppel.