WSB’s Scott Slade nominated to national Radio Hall of Fame

Originally posted Monday, June 10, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Long-time WSB Radio morning host Scott Slade has been nominated for the national Radio Hall of Fame. 

Slade has worked at News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB since 1984 and has been the morning host since 1991. He is by far the longest-running morning host in Atlanta. 

Fellow WSB vets Neal Boortz and Clark Howard are already in the Radio Hall of Fame: Boortz was inducted in 2009, Howard in 2015

Slade said if he were to be inducted, he’d consider it “a crown jewel in my career, second only to working for the legendary station I listened to and admired growing up around Atlanta, WSB! I am very grateful for and humbled by the nomination.”

The Griffin native’s radio career spans almost 50 years going back to high school days. Before WSB, he worked at WHIE, WKEU, and WGRI. 

He has no shortage of other honors. He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2008, the second year of the hall’s existence. He has also pocketed  two coveted Marconi Awards as best radio personality among large markets in 2004 and major markets in 2006. 

Slade was instrumental in launching the annual WSB Radio Care-a-Thon for the AFLAC Cancer Center, which has raised more than $20 million from listeners over the past two decades. 

His radio show is consistently No. 1 or No. 2 in the ratings. 

The three others in competition for best spoken-word on-air personality with Slade are Joe Madison, a talk show host now heard on Sirius XM Urban View; Stephanie Miller, a liberal syndicated talk show host; and Suzyn Waldman, a New York Yankees radio commentator. 

Dunwoody High School graduate Ryan Seacrest was nominated again for best music on-air personality. He was nominated in 2017 but lost to country radio personality Bobby Bones. Seacrest, who is heard on the Atanta FM dial mid-days on Power 96.1 and on weekends via AT40, hosts a morning shot on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. 

Seacrest’s nomination competitors are Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, afternoon host on WKTU-FM in New York; Lon Helton, host of Country Countdown USA and the Mark & Brian Show, a morning show on 95.5 KLOS-FM in Los Angeles. 

Inductees will be announced August 5 and officially honored this Fall at the 31st annual induction ceremony.  

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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