Tuesday, September 05, 2017

100th anniversary of radio

From this morning's Tom Taylor column...

National Radio Hall of Fame preps for radio’s 100th anniversary. There are often challenges to the dates of a “first” this-and-that, but 1920’s a good year to agree on as the beginning of today’s radio industry. The Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications announces that it’s renovating the second-floor space devoted to the National Radio of Fame to “create an interactive experience through emerging technologies and architecture.” The new “100 Years of Radio” exhibit opens in the Fall of 2019. That doesn’t affect this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 2. But it will put the 2018 ceremony on the road to New York City. That’s a first, and it follows the 2014 road trip taken to Los Angeles, not long after Kraig Kitchin got more involved in the National Radio Hall of Fame. That worked out well – and Kitchin’s no doubt already working on New York. This year’s event, in Chicago as usual, honors Chicago’s John Records Landecker, KFI L.A.’s Bill Handel, Premiere’s Sean Hannity, Robin Quivers of the Howard Stern Show, Minneapolis jock Tom Barnard, Premiere’s Bobby Bones, Entercom founder Joe Field and Bob Sievers of WOWO Fort Wayne.

I will be there too, but just as a guest.