American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest Part of 2019 Radio Hall of Fame Class

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
ABC’s “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Congratulations to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. The producer and radio host will be inducted into the 2109 Radio Hall of Fame on November 8 in New York City at Gotham Hall. Ryan is the host of the KIIS-FM Los Angeles based show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, and is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks.

His fellow inductees are:

Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton
103.5 KTU New York
Weekly Top 30 Countdown, nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks

Harry Harrison
On-air morning personality, New York’s WMCA-AM, WABC-AM and WCBS-FM
Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years

Kevin and Bean (Kevin Ryder, Gene “Bean” Baxter)
The Kevin & Bean Show, KROQ-FM, Los Angeles
Active Local/Regional, 10+ years

Joe Madison
Joe Madison, The Black Eagle, SiriusXM Urban View

Jim Rome
The Jim Rome Show, CBS Sports Radio
(Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years)

John Tesh
Intelligence for your Life,nationally syndicated by Compass Media Networks
(Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer
The Dr. Ruth Show, NBC Radio
Sexually Speaking, WYNY-FM New York

Kraig Kitchin, Chairman of the Radio Hall of Fame made the following statement: “I’m especially proud to welcome these individuals into the Radio Hall of Fame. Their on-air performances and audience relationships are especially remarkable. Each of our 2019 nominees are worthy of induction and I’m appreciative of all those who participated in our process of selecting our Class of 2019, who will join the 238 Radio Hall of Fame inductees already recognized for their great work.”

Four inductees were determined by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals and four inductees were voted on by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, two with input from the public. The outcome of the listener vote for a music format and spoken word format on-air personality counted as one vote among the committee votes. The process was administered by Votem and overseen by the certified public accounting firm Miller Kaplan Arase LLP.

Tickets to the induction ceremony are now available here. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

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