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Radio Hall of Fame Highlights Radio’s Deep Bench of Talent

Inductees are Rome, Madison, Hamilton, Harrison, Kevin and Bean, Seacrest, Westheimer and Tesh

Radio Hall of Fame 2019 inductees
From left to right: Jim Rome, Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Joe Madison, Kevin Ryder, Gene “Bean” Baxter, Harry Harrison and John Tesh.
Photo: Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame

If anyone doubts the diversity and depth of radio’s talent, look no further than the Radio Hall of Fame’s 2019 inductees.

The Radio Hall of Fame honors radio talent and commemorates their accomplishments in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications.

The 31st RHOF class features Jim Rome, Joe Madison, Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, Harry Harrison, Kevin Ryder, Gene “Bean” Baxter, Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and John Tesh, all of whom were celebrated Nov. 8 at Gotham Hall in New York.

The timing of the designation was particularly significant for KROQ(FM) duo Kevin and Bean; the induction was held one day after Bean signed off the air for the final time.

This year’s event was led by emcee Mike Francesa, a 2018 RHOF honoree. Special guest announcers included Jim Bohannon and Jimmy Fallon, among others.