Radio Hall of Fame

The Radio Hall Of Fame has revealed the 24 nominees who will compete to join its Class of 2019 at this fall’s induction ceremony. Voting begins today (June 10) in four categories among a voting participant panel of 1,000 industry pros. The public gets a say in two categories starting July 15 when voting begins among listeners nationwide. Nominees were determined by the organization’s Nominating Committee.

Following are the nominees to be voted on by the industry voting participant panel:

Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)

Bob Rivers, Seattle (KISW, KZOK, KJR-FM)

Charles Laquidara, Boston (WBCN, WZLX)

Harry Harrison, New York (WMCA, WABC, WCBS-FM)

Jack Harris, Tampa (WFLA, WRBQ, WFLZ)

Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)

Angie Martinez, New York (WQHT, WWPR)

Kevin and Bean (Kevin Ryder, Gene “Bean” Baxter), Los Angeles (KROQ)

Preston and Steve (Preston Elliot, Steve Morrison), Philadelphia (WPLY, WMMR)

Sarah and Vinnie (Sarah Clark, Vinnie Hasson), San Francisco (KLLC)

Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)

Jim Rome, “The Jim Rome Show” (CBS Sports Radio)

Robert Siegel, “All Things Considered” (NPR)

Sid Mark, “The Sounds of Sinatra” (self-syndicated)

“Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!” (NPR)

Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more)

George Noory, “Coast to Coast AM” (Premiere Networks)

Glenn Beck, “The Glenn Beck Program” (Premiere Networks)

John Tesh, “Intelligence for your Life” (Compass Media Networks)

Kim Komando, “The Kim Komando Show” (WestStar Multimedia Entertainment)

Nominees to be voted on by listeners and the Radio Hall Of Fame Nominating Committee:

Music Format On-Air Personality

Hollywood Hamilton (WKTU New York, Premiere Networks)

Lon Helton (“Country Countdown USA,” Westwood One)

Mark & Brian Show (Mark Thompson, Brian Phelps, ex-KLOS Los Angeles)

Ryan Seacrest (KIIS-FM, Premiere Networks)

Spoken Word On-Air Personality

Joe Madison (WXYZ Detroit; WWRC and WOL Washington, DC; SiriusXM)

Scott Slade (WSB Atlanta)

Stephanie Miller (KABC and KFI Los Angeles, WYD Media Management)

Suzyn Waldman (WCBS-AM, WFAN New York)

“Each year we have the privilege of coming together to acknowledge those who have tremendously impacted our industry and the audiences they serve,” Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig Kitchin said in announcing the nominees. “We’re all proud to present our 2019 nominees.”

Here’s how the winners are determined: Members of the voting participant panel receive confidential ballots from the online voting service, Votem, the same service used by the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Votes will be tallied by the accounting firm Miller Kaplan Arase. On July 15, listeners nationwide will have the opportunity to weigh in and vote via Votem on the other two categories. The winners will be determined by the public and the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The outcome of the listener vote counts as one vote among the committee votes.

Inductees will be announced August 5 and will be honored this fall at the 31st Annual Induction Ceremony.