iHeart's Elvis Duran to Host 2020 Radio Hall of Fame
|RADIO ONLINE | Monday, October 5, 2020|
Z100's Elvis Duran will host the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 29 from 7:00-9:00p.m. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, this year's ceremony will be live from multiple locations and broadcast on radio stations across the country, streamed via iHeart Radio, and on the SiriusXM Triumph Channel.
The Radio Hall of Fame is part of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, located in Chicago, IL since 1991. The evening features an impressive lineup of presenters, including:
- Grammy Award-winning Smokey Robinson - Donnie Simpson
- TV star and singer Donny Osmond - Mark & Brian
- DJ, VJ, and B-Boy King Tech - Sway Calloway
- Radio programmer Dom Theodore - Glenn Beck
- National recording artist Ray J - The Breakfast Club
- Music Producer Salaam Remi - Angie Martinez
Kraig Kitchin, chair of the Radio Hall of Fame, noted, "Elvis Duran is one of the most popular radio hosts in the country, and I'm delighted that he will lead us through an exciting live broadcast across multiple audio channels. We're thrilled to have Smokey Robinson and such notable presenters join us. We're looking forward to a very special evening."
Dennis Green, chair of the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee and chief revenue officer for Sun & Fun Media and Key Networks, commented, "Elvis's humor and energy will make for a very upbeat program. This year marks radio's 100th anniversary, making it the perfect year for presenting the Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on live radio."
The previously announced 2020 Class of Radio Hall of Fame Inductees are:
- Mark & Brian - KLOS-FM
- Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more)
- Cokie Roberts - Political Reporter, NPR
- Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more)
- Angie Martinez - WWPR-FM New York City
- Active Local/Regional (10 years or more)
- The Breakfast Club - Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Premiere Networks
- WWPR -FM, Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more) Sway Calloway - SiriusXM Shade 45 Channel
- Public Vote Music Format On-Air Personality
- Glenn Beck - The Glenn Beck Show, Premiere Networks
- Public Vote Spoken Word On-Air Personality
- Donnie Simpson - WMMJ-FM Washington D.C.
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