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The 2023 Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 29 with tickets going on sale on June 1. This year, in the Legacy category, longtime WWTN-FM, Nashville personality Phil Valentine will be inducted posthumously, alongside E.G. Blackman (WLAC-AM, Nashville), Dick Ellis (WETS, Johnson City), and Sam Phillips (WREC, Memphis; WHER, Memphis).

Audacy’s all-news KYW, Philadelphia is hosting “Breakfast with the Candidates,” a 90-minute special program featuring five of the Democratic candidates for the city’s mayor, on May 4 at 8:00 am. Moderated by KYW Newsradio morning drive anchor Ian Bush, the event will also feature KYW Newsradio community impact reporter Racquel Williams, City Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb, and education reporter Mike DeNardo in asking the candidates questions about gun violence, schools, housing, leadership and more. KYW news director Kevin McCorry says, “The city is at a crossroads and with only days to go before the primary, no clear frontrunner has emerged. Philadelphians mulling their choice have one final broadcast forum to listen to as the candidates try to separate themselves from the pack, and we’re proud to offer the city this vital resource.”