WOWO Personality to be Inducted Into Radio Hall of Fame

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(photo courtesy of our partners at WOWO) (photo courtesy of our partners at WOWO)

A Fort Wayne radio legend is set to receive a major honor. The late Bob Sievers, who worked at WOWO Radio for more than 50 years, will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame later this year.

Our partners at WOWO says Sievers was the first person to play music from Elvis Presley on the radio, with a recording of the then-12-year-old boy singing the hymn, "How Great Thou Art" in 1947. You can hear Sievers talk about the experience from the station's 90th anniversary special in 2016. 

Sievers, along with Jay Gould, also began the famous "Little Red Barn" show in late 1945. The show lasted until the 1990s. 

The other members of the 2017 Hall of Fame inductee class include personalities such as Bobby Bones, Bill Handel, Tom Barnard, John Records Landecker, Sean Hannity and Robin Quivers. Joseph Fields, founder of Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), will also be inducted.

The induction ceremony will take place November 2 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

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