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Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Class

April 4th, 2013 - By Charles Choate

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Sixteen broadcasters will be enshrined into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in May.

The second class of inductees will include seven in the “Career” category and nine in the “Legacy” category, with a “Legendary Radio Station” also honored.

The May 4th ceremony in Murfreesboro will include Hall of Fame inductions for such noted broadcasters as Charlie Chase, Rick Dees, Pat Sajak, George Klein and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

WDIA, Memphis will be inducted as the “Legendary Station” being the first in America to be programmed by African-Americans for African-American listeners.

Such people as the legendary DJ Rufus Thomas, also on the Hall of Fame inductee list this year, along with B.B. King and Isaac Hayes worked at the radio station.