Late radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick and host of everything Steve Harvey will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Industry professionals and the public voted on 24 nominations over six categories, according to a release from the National Radio Hall of Fame. Kraddick was voted in by the Hall of Fame's nominating committee for his "contribution to the industry." Others going in for contributions are: George G. Beasley, founder of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Tony Roberts, former Notre Dame announcer; and Neil Rogers, an on-air personality in Florida.
Kraddick died in July 2013 at the age of 53 while at a golf tournament for his nonprofit, Kidd's Kids. The locally based Kidd Kraddick in the Morning was aired across the country and it goes on, including on local station Kiss FM (106.1).
Kraddick started working in North Texas in 1984 at "The Eagle" (97.1) and moved to Kiss in 1992. The morning show was also added in 2013 to Dish Nation, a syndicated TV show.
Harvey, who has a veritable empire across all media, was voted in Monday for "Active Network/Syndication 10+ years." Harvey was already widely known from his stand-up comedy and a sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show, before he started The Steve Harvey Morning Show. His show airs locally on KNRB (105.7).
Harvey might be the busiest man in show business, with several hosting duties including his own Steve Harvey talk show; NBC's Little Big Shots; the Miss Universe pageant; Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, among others. He's also a best-selling author, including his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which is now a movie franchise starring Kevin Hart.
Harvey's foundation hosts a mentoring camp every year in North Texas.
Texas is strong in this induction class. Bob Kingsley from Weatherford in Parker County, will be inducted for "Music Format On-Air Personality." Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 is syndicated by Westwood One and airs in North Texas on "The Wolf" (99.5 FM).
The honorees will be inducted during a ceremony at The National Radio Hall of Fame-The Museum of Broadcast Communications on Nov. 17 in Chicago.
The rest of the 2016 class includes:
Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), WTMX 101.9 FM The Mix Chicago for Active Local/Regional, 10+ years
Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), KYXY 96.5 FM San Diego for Longstanding Local/Regional, 20+ years
Delilah, syndicated by Premiere Networks for Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years
Michael Savage, The Savage Nation; syndicated by Westwood One