left to right, MBC’s Bruce Dumont, Mix Group President Jason Garte, Inductees: Tony Roberts, Delilah, Bob Kingsley, Kathy Hart, Eric Ferguson,Tommy Sablan, Jeff Detrow, Jerry Cesak; and NRHOF Chairman Kraig Kitchin.
The newly inducted National Radio Hall of Fame class includes an on-air producer, a first in the honors’ 28-year history.
Tommy Sablan is a producer on “Jeff & Jer Showgram,”a show based out of San Diego’s KYXY(FM). Sablan, who joined the show more than 30 years ago, was inducted alongside his two co-hosts Jeff Detrow and Jerry Cesak for the honor’s longstanding local/regional personality category.
Others who were inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame at its Nov. 17 ceremony at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago include:
-Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, WTMX(FM)/The Mix in the Chicago market, for active local/regional personality.
-Steve Harvey, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” syndicated by Premiere Networks, for active network/syndication personality.
-Delilah, syndicated by Premiere Networks, for longstanding network/syndication personality.
-Bob Kingsley, “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40,” syndicated by Westwood One, for music format on-air personality.
-Michael Savage, “The Savage Nation,” syndicated by Westwood One, for spoken word on-air personality.
-George G. Beasley, chairman/CEO/founder of Beasley Broadcast Group, for contributions to the industry.
-Kidd Kraddick, the late nationally syndicated show host and founder of Kidd’s Kids Charity, for contributions to the industry.
-Tony Roberts, former sportscaster and play-by-play announcer for Notre Dame Football broadcasts, for contributions to the industry.
-Neil Rogers, the late southern Florida air personality, for contributions to the industry.
The National Radio Hall of Fame was created by the Emerson Radio Corp. in 1988. The organization runs a museum dedicated to recognizing figures who have contributed to the development of radio in the United States. Since its founding, the National Radio Hall of Fame has inducted broadcasters like Terry Gross and Howard Stern as well as historic radio figures like Edward R. Murrow, Franklin D. Roosevelt and William S. Paley.