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Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Inductees (Full List)

The Museum of Broadcast Communications has announced the selection of eight new inductees into the Radio Hall of Fame for 2024 – The Crook & Chase Countdown (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase), Lee Harris, Phil Hendrie, Jaime Jarrin, Kraig Kitchin, Barry Mayo, Mary McCoy and Matt Siegel.

Six of the eight inductees were determined by a voting participant panel comprised of more than 900 industry professionals. The remaining two inductees – Kitchin and Mayo – were voted on by the Radio Hall of Fame nominating committee.

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Kitchin is co-chair of the Radio Hall of Fame. Mayo is a former radio executive at WRKS in New York, RKO General, Emmis Broadcasting and Radio One. He is credited with helping to launch WRKS in New York as the first station to play rap.

Dennis Green, co-chair of the Radio Hall of Fame, said: “The Radio Hall of Fame welcomes eight new members that have made a lasting impact on the industry. … These individuals have entertained, informed, and enriched listeners with their special talents, and it is an honor to recognize them as the Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2024.”

2024 Radio Hall of Fame nominees who were not chosen this year are: Bert Weiss, Big D & Bubba, Big Tigger, Bob and Sheri, Bob Stroud, Dede McGuire, Diane Rehm, Free Beer and Hot Wings, Funkmaster Flex, John & Ken, Johnny Magic, Kid Leo, Larry Elder, Laurie DeYoung, Lincoln Ware, Mojo in the Morning, Richard Blade and Shelley “The Playboy” Stewart.

The 2024 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the in-person 2024 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Tickets are on sale now at: www.radiohalloffame.com. A portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations of the Hall in 1991. Each year, 24 nominations in six categories are determined by the organization’s nominating committee.

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