The National Radio Hall of Fame, housed at The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, announced its 2007 nominees.
Winners in each of the categories will be inducted during a national radio broadcast from Chicago on Nov. 3. ABC Radio will produce and distribute the one-hour broadcast.
The 2007 NRHOF nominees are:
* Network or Syndicated – Contemporary: Art Bell, Bob Kingsley, Marian McPartland and Dr. Laura Schlessinger
* Network or Syndicated – Pioneer: Jimmy Durante (deceased), “The Great Gildersleeve comedy series,” Phil Harris and Alice Faye (deceased) and the “Lum & Abner” comedy series
* Local or Regional – Contemporary: Jerry Coleman, Bob Grant, Ronn Owens and Donnie Simpson
* Local or Regional – Pioneer: Bob Collins (deceased), Dan Ingram, Bob Sievers and Rufus Thomas (deceased).
Ballots will be mailed in May.