Stern, Ingram, Lujack Among Radio Hall Nominees
April 13, 2004

The National Radio Hall of Fame has announced a field of nominees that span many decades and styles of radio. "Radio speaks with many voices and reaches many audiences because of its diverse talent spectrum. Our 2004 nominees represent that diverse talent spectrum," said Hall President Bruce DuMont.

The nominees are (drum roll please):


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


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

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

The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show, Playing themselves, the real-life husband and wife comedy team starred as a zany egotistical bandleader and his glamorous film star wife.

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Ballots will be mailed in mid-May 2004 to radio executives, broadcast historians, and all RHOF members.


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