TN Radio Hall of Fame

Preservationists of Tennessee's Radio Legacy 

May 14th 2016 Induction Banquet Ticket Sales
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Scott Shannon to MC
2016 Awards Banquet


This year's Master of Ceremonies for our milestone 5th annual Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is no stranger to radio in Tennessee. In fact, he himself is an Inductee of our very first awards ceremony in 2012.  

Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you, "Your Leeedaaahh"... "SuperShan"...
Scott Shannon.

From WMPS in Memphis, he moved to WMAK in Nashville, where he became program director -- then National PD -- for its owner, Mooney Broadcasting. In a few short years, he was programming such giants as WPGC in Washington DC, WQXI/Atlanta, and WRBQ/Tampa where he developed the Morning Zoo concept that he took to Z-100 in New York City where he made it #1. 

In 1989, he moved to LA to run KQLZ "Pirate Radio".  Two years later, he was back in NYC doing mornings on WPLJ... where he stayed an amazing 23 years (2014).  

He was one of the original VJs on VH1, and in 2000, Radio and Records named him Program Director of the Century. He has also received the coveted NAB Marconi Award. 

Now, he's doing mornings on WCBS-FM in NYC, and he heads up his own radio network: Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel

2015 INDUCTION BANQUET HD VIDEO
The City of Murfreesboro's cable TV channel had a camera at our 2015 Awards Ceremony and Banquet. From that footage, plus other production source materials we provided, they created a 2-1/2 hour special that is currently airing on Murfreesboro Cable TV.  They also posted the video in HD on YouTube.  If you have never made it to our awards banquet, here is a chance to peek in at what it's all about.  And if you have been able to attend, here's a chance to re-live those magical moments from May 2nd!

https://youtu.be/P6NNPwBShEE

2015 INDUCTION BANQUET
SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD

Photo by Mike Bohan - John Young is surprised on stage by
1970s WSM-AM/FM/TV co-worker,
TV anchor Lonnie Lardner


        A record-setting 320 reservations at 32 tables marked a sold-out 4th Annual Tennessee Radio Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet held May 2, 2015, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The stellar video tributes produced by Chip Chapman and edited by Austin Chadwick have all been uploaded now, and can be found on our YouTube channel, with links for your convenience on our website's 2015 Inductees page.  We would ask everyone who took photos to please don't be shy about uploading them to our FaceBook page.  Soon, our official photos from ace shooter "Captain" Leslie Pardue will be viewable online. In the meantime, please bask in the results of one memorable evening!  


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by Leslie Pardue
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Do you have old airchecks of yourself from eons ago? Don't cringe. We'd love to archive some of those!  Or maybe you simply were a radio fan, with that transistor glued to your ear. Did you used to record your favorite radio stations... DJs, commercials, jingles and all? Or did you collect the weekly record surveys, or bumper stickers. THAT's what we're looking for!  The older, the better. Small market, Large market. Click on"ARCHIVE" above.         

 

Upcoming events

14 May 2016 5:00 PM (CDT) • Embassy Suites - Murfreesboro
25 Jun 2016 1:00 PM (CDT) • 2 International Plaza, 1st Floor Conference Room, Nashville, TN 37217


2014 Inductee Mike Bohan (right), takes a selfie with the son of 2015 Inductee Jack Parnell.  Chris Parnell surprised everyone, including his dad, by delivering the introduction to Mr. Parnell's video tribute and induction. The younger Parnell has followed in his father's footsteps as a voiceover artist, as well as on-camera, as an alumnus of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock.

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