National Radio Hall Of Fame 2004 Nominees

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The National Radio Hall of Fame has issued a highly competitive and controversial field of nominees for 2004. "Radio speaks with many voices and reaches many audiences because of its diverse talent spectrum," said Radio Hall of Fame Presdient Bruce DuMont said. "Our 2004 nominees represent that diverse talent spectrum."

Winners in each of the categories will be inducted during a national radio broadcast from Chicago's Renaissance Hotel on November 6. Premiere Radio Networks will produce and distribute the broadcast.

The 2004 nominees are:

NETWORK OR SYNDICATED – ACTIVE:

Bob Brinker, host of Money Talk, ABC Radio's financial advice program

Bob Edwards, veteran anchor of National Public Radio's Morning Edition

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Premiere Radio Networks' relationship advisor

Howard Stern, outspoken personality who has changed radio's landscape

NETWORK OR SYNDICATED – PIONEER:

Gang Busters, law enforcement reality series created by Phillips Lord and
hosted by Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

The Great Gildersleeve, comedy series that starred Harold Peary and
Willard Waterman along with a strong cast

The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show (deceased), the husband and wife comedy
team that portrayed a zany egotistical bandleader and his film star wife

Walter Winchell (deceased), one of radio's most influential commentators
in the '30s and '40s, who pioneered celebrity journalism for CBS and
eventually ABC

LOCAL OR REGIONAL – ACTIVE:

Marty Brennaman, "voice of the Cincinnati Reds" on WLW/Cincinnati since
1974

Bob Grant, controversial talk show pioneer of WOR/New York

Dick Purtan, veteran morning voice on Oldies 104.3 WOMC/Detroit

Preston Westmoreland, long-time afternoon personality on KTAR/Phoenix

LOCAL OR REGIONAL – PIONEER:

Dan Ingram, rock radio pioneer on WABC/New York and eventually on WCBS-FM

Larry Lujack, edgy rock jock who shook up WLS/Chicago and now WRLL-AM

Rick Shaw, Miami's "Dean of Rock &Roll" for 40 years on WQAM and now
WMXJ

Jean Shepherd (deceased), radio humorist and master storyteller on
WOR/New York

The National Radio Hall of Fame, now undergoing major renovation in downtown Chicago, is scheduled to re-open in late 2005. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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