The presenters are chosen by the inductees and are usually people who played a significant role in their careers.
Robinson will present to his long-time friend Donnie Simpson, who hosts The Donnie Simpson Show on WMMJ-FM (Majic 102.3) in Washington, D.C. Simpson previously hosted The Donnie Simpson Morning Show on D.C. station WPGC-FM from 1993 to 2010.
Osmond, who survived teen stardom to have a long entertainment career, will present to Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps. Thompson and Phelps were long-time morning hosts at 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles. At its peak, “The Mark & Brian Show” was syndicated to 21 other markets in the western U.S.
Ray J, who had a No. 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008 with “Sexy Can I,” a collab with Yung Berg, will present to “The Breakfast Club,” a syndicated radio show based in New York City. Two of the three hosts are New York natives --DJ Envy and Angela Yee. The third host is Charlamagne Tha God.
Music producer Salaam Remi, a nine-time Grammy nominee, will present to Angie Martinez, whose afternoon radio show in New York is a huge hit, especially with young listeners. Remi’s Grammy nods include two for album of the year, for his work on Fugees’ The Score and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.
DJ, VJ and B-Boy King Tech will present to Sway Calloway, his former co-host of the syndicated The Wake Up Show. Sway currently hosts “Sway in the Morning” on SiriusXM Shade45 as well as the MTV show TRLAM.
Radio programmer Dom Theodore will present to Glenn Beck. Beck, 56, the conservative political commentator, radio host and television producer. Beck hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a talk show syndicated on Premiere Radio Networks.
Rebecca Roberts will accept on behalf of her mother, legendary broadcaster Cokie Roberts, who died in September 2019 at age 75. Cokie Roberts was a political reporter and analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News.
The seven individuals or radio programs being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame this year brings the total number of inductees to date to 259.
The Radio Hall of Fame is part of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, which is located in Chicago, Ill.