John Tesh Returns Radio Hall of Fame Award Over Wife's Snub
|RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, November 26, 2019|
Earlier this month, veteran radio host and musician John Tesh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in New York. However, he was upset by the way his wife, Connie Sellecca, was treated during her introduction of her husband before his acceptance, reported Chicago media columnist Robert Feder. Apparently, the "Intelligence For Your Life" radio co-host and "Flying High" actress had her introduction speech cut off -- first by music, then her microphone was shut off. This despite the fact that the awards were not broadcast or televised. When Tesh returned home, he mailed back the award.
In a statement, Museum of Broadcast Communications executive director Susy Schultz, which administers the Radio Hall of Fame, said, "What happened the night of the Radio Hall of Fame to Connie Sellecca was a horrible mistake and I could not apologize more." She added, "Hers is a strong and important voice that should not be silenced. She is a woman with a successful multi-faceted career and a keen business sense who has navigated the worlds of acting, modeling, television, producing and digital broadcasting."
"She is also a role model on how to juggle and weave together work, faith and family," Schultz continued. "Both John and Connie have contributed so much to the broadcast world. It was a joy to have them in New York at the celebration -- right where they belong, a power couple among the luminaries of the industry. We've been in contact. And John and Connie have both said this award means so much to John. So, we were happy that they graciously loaned us John's statue to display here at the museum in the Radio Hall of Fame."