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The National Black Radio Hall of Fame(NBRHOF) Board of Directors have approved the following industry trailblazers into our prestigious national museum for our 2020 and 2021 induction ceremony on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6pm(est.) via Zoom. These outstanding inductees join the ranks of those who were inducted in the 2019 National Black Radio Hall of Fame.

 The 2021 ceremony will also include a tribute to NBRHOF founding Board Member, the late Hamilton Bohannon(1942-2020)

 National Black Radio Hall of Fame (Posthumous Award)

Guy Brody, Yvonne Daniel, Big George, Burke Johnson Martha Jean the Queen, Irene Johnson Ware


Radio/Music Career Artist of the Year

Bobby Rush


Community Service Artist of the Year

Tony Terry


Radio Media Specialist Award

Harry Lyles – Lyles Media Group


Lifetime Media Achievement Award

Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison – The Joe Madison Show


Special Black Radio Original 13 Award Presentation

Given by Jill Gibson for Dorothy Brunson Family, Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites Willie “Perculator” Martin


Radio Promoter Award

Ted Astin, Arlinda Garrett, Leroy Little


Radio Station Owner Award

Mutter Evans, The Davis Group, Roscoe Miller


Community Service Personality Award

Derrick Chatman, Monica Pearson


Talented Sisters of Radio Award

Carol Blackmon, Shirley Ellis, Renee Miller


Talented Brothers of Radio Award

Mitch Faulkner, Bill Gay, Doug Steele Gospel


Radio Personality Award

Twanda Black, Melissa Summers, Larry Tinsley


Hip Hop Radio Personality Award

Incredible Freddie Fred, Ryan Cameron, Greg Street


House Music Pioneer Award

Bobby Holiday, Requaya Ward


National Terrestrial Talk Radio Award

Derek Boazman, Joyce Littel


About National Black Radio Hall of Fame


The National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF)located on the campus of Stowe State University in St. Louis, Mo., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable non-profit organization established in 2010 to recognize and acknowledge the countless contributions of personalities and pioneers to African American radio on a national platform. Our vision and strategic focus is, promoting the historical perspective of African Americans on national radio platforms to our target market segments and providing opportunities to educate about the past performance, the rich history and highest achievement in national radio. It also provides the step-by-step plan for developing ongoing fundraising, achieving organizational sustainability, and strengthening the organization’s overall capacity across the USA and abroad. The NBRHOF’s consists of a museum that showcases radio memorabilia, exhibits, and displays honoring personalities who developed and shaped Black radio nationally. We also offer an outreach component offering educational and scholarship programs that connect communities to increased higher learning opportunities through radio’s rich and dynamic past.

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