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TALKERS to Publish the 2024 Heavy Hundred Tomorrow (4/10)


TALKERS magazine will publish the 2024 edition of its long-running feature the 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America, also known as the Heavy Hundred, tomorrow (4/10) at 12:00 noon ET. Talk hosts making this prestigious list are nominated and voted on by the TALKERS magazine editorial board based on hard and soft factors including (in alphabetical order): courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent, and uniqueness. TALKERS editors acknowledge that compiling this annual list is as much art as science and that results are arguable. TALKERS magazine VP/executive editor Kevin Casey says, “Putting together this list of the 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America never gets any easier. The number of hard-working talk radio hosts across the country make winnowing this down to merely 100 a painstaking task. That said, the editorial board believes this year’s Heavy Hundred truly reveals a snapshot of the makeup of the American talk radio industry in 2024. We’re excited to publish this year’s list on Wednesday.”