The Museum of Broadcast Communications – located in Chicago – recently announced their selection of Radio Hall of Fame 2022 nominees. The 24 nominees were chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, with input from the radio industry and listeners.
Eight nominees will be inducted as part of the 2022 class. Voting begins Tuesday, June 22 and runs through July 8. The six nominees with the most votes will be inducted, and two additional inductees will be selected by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.
Congratulations to the 2022 Nominees for Induction into the Radio Hall of Fame! https://t.co/KWCFp7RQ14— Radio Hall of Fame (@RadioHOF) June 14, 2022
More than 600 radio industry members will receive a confidential ballot on Tuesday, June 22 to cast votes for up to six nominated individuals. The confidential ballot will be conducted by Votem.com, and overseen by Miller Kaplan's Andrew Rosen.
Some common locations where the American nominees hail from are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. A few nominees host their stations through SiriusXM. A few notable nominees include singer/songwriter Steven Van Vandt, Yankees sportscaster Suzyn Waldman, and sports radio personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo. 2022 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Monday, July 25, and honored in-person at the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Chicago.
Dennis Green, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame, said: “The 2022 list of nominees for induction to the Radio Hall of Fame this year represents some of the most talented individuals in the history of our medium. This year’s nominees made their mark in a variety of formats from coast-to-coast and town-to-town up and down the dial. All 24 nominees are deserving of Hall of Fame recognition. These amazing radio stars help make radio special to millions of listeners and pave the way for future Hall of Fame talent.”
The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations in 1991. If you're interested in learning more about the museum or wish to plan a trip, visit their website here. As for the Radio Hall of Fame, if you would like to learn more information and see pictures of the 2022 nominees, click here.
See the full list of 2022 nominees below.
- Bob Stroud - WDRV-FM/Chicago
- Bobby O’Jay - WDIA-AM/Memphis (posthumous)
- Broadway Bill Lee - WCBS-FM/New York
- Carol Miller - WAXQ-FM/New York
- Charles Laquidera - Boston
- Chris “Mad Dog” Russo - SiriusXM
- Dave Ross-KIRO - FM/Seattle
- Diane Rehm-WAMU - FM/Washington DC
- Dyana Williams - Philadelphia
- Ellen K-KOST - FM/Los Angeles
- John & Ken - KFI-AM/Los Angeles
- Johnny Magic - WXXL FM/Orlando
- Kevin Matthews - Chicago
- Larry Elder - Los Angeles
- Laurie DeYoung - WPOC-FM/Baltimore
- Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA
- Matt Siegel - Boston
- Mojo in the Morning - WKQI-FM/Detroit
- Pat St. John - Sirius XM
- Pierre Robert - WMMR-FM/Philadelphia
- Raul Brindis - KLTN-FM/Houston
- Steven Van Zandt - SiriusXM
- Suzyn Waldman - New York Yankees Radio Network (WFAN – A/F New York)
- Walt “Baby” Love - Gospel Traxx
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