The National Radio Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 inductees; here’s the list, including descriptions from the organization:
Ronn Owens, KGO Radio News Talk 810 San Francisco
Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years
Big Boy (Kurt Alexander), Real 92.3 KRRL-FM Los Angeles; previously Power 106 FM KPWR Los Angeles
Active Local/Regional, 10+ years
Dave Ramsey, “The Dave Ramsey Show”
Network/Syndication, 10+ years
Bob Kevoian & Tom Griswold, “The Bob & Tom Show”
Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years
Elvis Duran, Z100 WHTZ-FM New York, “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show”
Music Format On-Air Personality
Clark Howard, Atlanta’s News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB-AM, “The Clark Howard Show,” produced by Cox Media Group
Spoken Word On-Air Personality
The steering committee also voted to induct Dan Mason, longtime CBS Radio President/CEO, and the late Scott Muni, legendary air personality of WABC-AM and WNEW-FM, for their contribution to the industry.
Bob & Tom
Social media balloting was part of the process this year. (See a list of the finalists who were in the running.) The organization’s steering committee narrowed the field to 24 nominations in six categories, and four of those categories were voted on by a participant panel of 400 industry professionals.
An induction ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in Chicago.