Growing up in the New York Area, I was privileged to listen to some of the greatest DJ 's ever. One man that, was so instrumental in influencing my radio career was Harry Harrison. I woke up with Harry every day. I sat in on a couple of his shows on WABC and was blown away by entire operation! The talent, timing and energy was infectious ! Harry always told me that if you want something, go for it but understand the nature of the business. Harry was upbeat, and held the top morning show in New York City for many years without insulting or talking down to his audience. He made me feel that every day was going to be great!
This year Harry will be inducted into the 2019 Radio Hall of Fame, an honor which he truly deserves. Congratulations to my radio hero. Harry Harrison!
Here's part of the article taken from the Radio and Television Business Report.
The results are in for the class of 2019 Radio Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored on Nov. 8, in New York at Gotham Hall.
Who are this year’s inductees?
The inductees are:
Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, WKTU-FM in New York and Weekly Top 30 Countdown host. The nationally syndicated program is distributed by Premiere Networks. WKTU is an iHeart Rhythmic AC station.
Harry Harrison, a legendary on-air morning personality who held positions at Top 40 WMCA-AM 570 and WABC-AM 770 in New York before joining WCBS-FM 101.1.
Kevin Ryder and Gene “Bean” Baxter, The Kevin & Bean Show, KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, an Entercom station
Joe Madison, Joe Madison, The Black Eagle, SiriusXM Urban View
Jim Rome, The Jim Rome Show, CBS Sports Radio
Ryan Seacrest, KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. The nationally syndicated programs are distributed by by Premiere Networks. KIIS is an iHeart radio station.
John Tesh, Intelligence for your Life, nationally syndicated by Compass Media Networks
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, The Dr. Ruth Show on NBC Radio and host of Sexually Speaking on the former WYNY-FM 97.1 in New York