This inclusion of Nominations and Ballots is a Members Only Managed Division of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame
October 7, 2023 will be an “Evening To Remember” as Industry Members are Inducted into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations were sent in earlier this year and the electronic ballots have been counted. National Black Radio Hall of Fame President Bernie Hayes and 2nd VP and Atlanta Chapter President Marsha Washington George have approved the submission of names from Chairperson “Hurricane Dave” Smith and have given him the authority to proceed with the orchestration of the program with the Induction Program Administrator Larry Steele for the 2023 Inductees.
With well over 100 nomination submissions after the final ballot count these are the Inductees for 2023. Their names will be placed in the Museum at Harris Stowe State University with former industry Inductees. Please Congratulate your peers on receiving this honor.
*special note: a few names that were submitted had already been inducted and therefore were omitted.
2023 inductees of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame
Talented Sisters of Radio – Terri Avery, Monica May, Denise Williams
Talented Brothers of Radio – Ray Boyd, Marvin Ross, Frank Ski
Gospel Radio Personality – Erica Campbell, Reggie Gay, Melvin Jones
African American Station Owner – Sheila Brown, Mike Carter
Radio Station Promotions – Christine Cunningham
Record Pool Distributors – TJ’sDJ’s, Franchise Record Pool
Talk Radio Personality – Jeff Foxx, Juandolyn Stokes
Community Service Industry Award – Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Hip Hop Radio Personality Award – Big Tigger
House Music Pioneer Award – DJ Fast Eddie
Talented Sisters of Blues Radio Award – Bunny “Bubbling” Brown Sugar
Talented Brothers of Blues Radio Award – Tom Davis Dr. Love
Radio Music Career Artist of the year – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Lifetime Media Achievement Award – Tom Joyner
The Broadcasters Chairman’s Leadership Award – David Linton
The Original 13 Pioneer Award Inductees – Terry Bello, Earl Boston, Marcus “Doc Feelgood” Boyd, Steve Crumbley, Bruce Demps, Kevin Koolin Fox, John H. “Little Daddy” Hill, III, Patty Jackson, Charles Mitchell, BJ Murphy, Sharon Seay, Reec Swiney, Art Terrell.
The Posthumous Award – Doug Banks, Mayme and Dave Bondu, Paul E.X. Brown, Leonard Tippy Calloway, Frankie Crocker, Charles Evers, Wayman “Slack” Johnson, Rod “Dr. Jockenstine” King, James “Alley Pat” Patrick, Chico Renfroe, Sr., Joe “Butterball” Tamburro, Larry L. Williams
Special Induction Recognition will be given to John Long of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
Special Induction Recognition will be given to Uvee Hayes.