Levin, Kelly Among NRHoF 2018 Class of Inductees

National Radio Hall of Fame
National Radio Hall of Fame

Voting results for the 2018 National Radio Hall of Fame's 24 nominations are in. Four of the six categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry members. The remaining two were voted on by the public who cast a record-breaking half million votes. The inductees by public vote are WWO syndicated Mark Levin in the Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality category and WWO syndicated Kid Kelly for Music Format On-Air Personality.

The inductees by the industry panel are:

Jonathon Brandmeier, The Jonathon Brandmeier Show, Chicago
Active Local/Regional, 10+ years

Jim Kerr, Rock and Roll Morning Show, Q104.3, New York
Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years

Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, Mike & Mike, ESPN Audio
Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Laura, Sirius XM Stars 109
Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years

Additionally, the NRHOF nominating committee voted to induct four individuals for their contribution to the industry. Those inductees are:

  • Nanci Donnellan, The Fabulous Sports Babe, a pioneering voice in local and national sports talk radio.
  • Mike Francesa, longtime afternoon drive host on WFAN AM/FM, The Fan, New York.
  • Joan Hamburg, host of The Joan Hamburg Show on 77 WABC Radio and prior, WOR AM, and known as New York's "First Lady of Radio."
  • Fred Jacobs, a creator of the Classic Rock music format, as well as a consultant to both commercial and public radio stations.
NRHOF Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin commented, "It's our mission to recognize the most impactful personalities and individuals to our medium and honor them. We're proud to induct these individuals for their contributions into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2018, our 30th year."

The induction ceremony takes place Nov. 15 at New York City landmark Guastavino's located in midtown Manhattan. Tickets are now available at www.radiohalloffame.com.


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