The National Radio Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 class of inductees.
Chosen by public voting were Bobby Bones, “The Bobby Bones Show,” Premiere Networks; and Bill Handel, “The Bill Handel Show,” KFI(AM), Los Angeles, and “Handel on the Law,”Premiere Networks.
Chosen by an industry-based panel of nearly 1,000 were: Tom Barnard, “The Tom Barnard Show,” KQRS(FM), Minneapolis; John Records Landecker, renowned DJ, most notably on WLS(AM) and WJMK(FM), Chicago; Sean Hannity, “The Sean Hannity Show,” Premiere Networks; Robin Quivers,“The Howard Stern Show,”SiriusXM.
Two additional inductees were chosen by the National Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee for their contribution to the industry. These are: Joseph M. Field, chairman/founder Entercom Communications Corp.; and Robert S. “Bob” Sievers, the late legendary Fort Wayne, Ind., on-air personality who was on WOWO Radio for 51 years.
National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. 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 induction ceremony will take place Nov. 2 at the National Radio Hall of Fame/Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.