Music and the Spoken Word to Be Inducted in November

  • 12 October 2010

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in November.

Article Highlights

  • Music and the Spoken Word has been selected for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame after being nominated by a board of officials and selected by the voting public.
  • The official induction ceremony will take place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on November 6, 2010.
  • The broadcast is the longest-running radio broadcast in the United States and won the National Pioneer category.

Music and the Spoken Word, the weekly broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be formally inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame on November 6. The broadcast was selected after a board of 23 officials nominated Music and the Spoken Word and several other programs for induction. The public then voted for their favorite programs and personalities. 

Music and the Spoken Word won the National Pioneer category, which honors broadcasters who have given at least 10 years of service to the radio industry and have been leaders in developing or improving radio programming at the national level. The official induction ceremony will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on November 6.

“This is especially significant for us, not only because of the very talented individuals who were also nominated with us in the National Pioneer category, but also because the selection was determined by a vote of the American listening public,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Music and the Spoken Word is the longest-running radio broadcast in the United States and began on July 15, 1929. With its recent induction, the broadcast joins such programs as Your Hit Parade, The Shadow, and Amos and Andy in the Hall of Fame. 

The broadcast is carried on more than 2,000 radio stations, television stations, and cable systems. It is also available online at musicandthespokenword.org. From the home page, click Listen Live and follow the link for online streaming. Listeners can also use information on the Listen Live page to find a list of radio stations that broadcast the program in their area.