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Terri Hemmert and Steve Dahl nominees for National Radio Hall of Fame


Local radio personalities Terri Hemmert and Steve Dahl are nominees for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Hemmert is a long-time host on adult rock WXRT-FM (93.1), where she is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of music, especially the Beatles. Hemmert made Chicago radio history in 1981, when she became the city's first female morning drive personality on WXRT. The outspoken Dahl, who was taken off the air at WJMK-FM (104.3) in late 2008, is another well-known radio host. He is considered one of radio's first "shock jocks." Dahl first hit it big in radio in Detroit, before moving to Chicago in 1979.

The public will vote and select which nominees make it into the Hall of Fame. For further information or to vote visit Voting will begin June 14.


Steve Dahl IS the original shock jock and definitely deserves to be in the hall of fame!

I think even Terri Hemmert would agree that there is someone far more deserving in her category. Luther Masingill has been on the radio on the same time, at the same station since 1941...the longest running announcer in the history of broadcasting. Vote for Luther! He's 88 and still on the radio every morning, for God's sake.

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