The results are in for the class of 2019 Radio Hall of Fame inductees, who will be honored Nov. 8, in New York City’s landmark Gotham Hall. Four inductees were determined by a voting participant panel made up of nearly 1,000 industry professionals and four inductees were voted on by the RHOF Nominating Committee, two with input from the public.
The 2019 inductees are:
Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, afternoon host at iHeartMedia’s WKTU New York and the Premiere Networks-syndicated weekly “Weekend Top 30 Countdown”
Harry Harrison, former morning man at New York’s WMCA, WABC and WCBS-FM (Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years)
“Kevin and Bean” (Kevin Ryder, Gene “Bean” Baxter), morning hosts at Entercom’s KROQ-FM, Los Angeles (Active Local/Regional, 10+ years)
Joe Madison (“The Black Eagle,”), heard on SiriusXM Radio’s Urban View channel and formerly on WXYZ Detroit; WWRC and WOL Washington, DC
Jim Rome, host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio (Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years)
Ryan Seacrest, morning man on iHeartMedia’s KIIS-FM Los Angeles and host of Premiere-syndicated shows “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest”
John Tesh, host of “Intelligence for your Life,” syndicated by Compass Media Networks (Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years)
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, former host of “The Dr. Ruth Show” on NBC Radio and “Sexually Speaking” on WYNY New York
Calling their on-air performances and audience relationships “especially remarkable,” RHOF Chairman Kraig Kitchin said each of the 2019 nominees “are worthy of induction and I’m appreciative of all those who participated in our process of selecting our Class of 2019, who will join the 238 Radio Hall of Fame inductees already recognized for their great work.”
Four inductees were determined by a voting participant panel made up of nearly 1,000 industry professionals and four inductees were voted on by the RHOF Nominating Committee, two with input from the public. The outcome of the listener vote for a music format and spoken word format on-air personality counted as one vote among the committee votes. The process was administered by Votem and overseen by the accounting firm Miller Kaplan Arase.
Tickets to the induction ceremony are now available at www.radiohalloffame.com. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the Museum of Broadcast Communications. The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony.