The National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) has announced the results of its national online balloting process for induction into America’s only National Radio Hall of Fame, and Nashville broadcasting legend Ralph Emery is on the prestigious list. In inducting Emery the NRHOF had this to say:
“A country music icon, Emery began his career as the late-night disc jockey on country music’s flagship WSM/Nashville. The station reached much of the southern and central U.S. and the show became a launching pad for promising country artists. Emery left his overnight duties to concentrate on television, hosting the syndicated Pop! Goes the Country and Nashville Now on The Nashville Network. He also hosted a morning show for WSM Television and is the author of two best-selling books featuring his favorite memories from the shows.”
Being inducted alongside Emery are Chicago disc jockey Terri Hemmert, NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell, Radio One founder Kathy Hughes, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips and Music and the Spoken Word featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Westwood One Radio Networks will produce and distribute the live two-hour induction broadcast on Saturday November 6, 2010 at 9:00 PM CT from The Mayne Stage in Chicago. Promotional support provided by American Airlines, the official airline of the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Ticket pricing for Radio’s Biggest Night of Year will be announced in a few weeks when tickets go on sale at www.RadioHOF.org.