The Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce the first recipients of the Don Sherwood Award, signifying the “people’s choice” for the favorite Bay Area radio personality from “back in the day,” and the most popular Bay Area radio personality currently on the air.
In the Sherwood Award Legends category, John Mack Flanagan was selected for induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame by the public’s vote. John, whose stellar career here included stints at KFRC, KRQR, KBGG, KIOI, KSFO/KYA-FM and KWSS, will go into BARHOF as a member of BARHOF’s Class of 2017, along with the other honorees selected by the Bay Area Radio Museum’s hall of fame committee. (Please click here to view the full BARHOF Class of 2017.)
Receiving the initial Sherwood Award in the Active category as the most popular personality currently on the air is Chris Jackson of 98.5 KFOX (KUFX) in San Jose. A product of San Jose State University, Chris has also worked locally at KHQT (Hot 97.7), KYLD and KWSS.
The Active category can include current members of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, while those already inducted into BARHOF are ineligible in the Legend (or “lifetime achievement”) category.
Other BARHOF categories, including News, Sports, Manager, Specialty and Pioneer, are selected by a committee comprised of current BARHOF inductees and members of the radio museum’s staff. The Engineering inductee into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will once again be selected by members of the Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 40.
The recipients of the Sherwood Award will be honored at this year’s Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, September 23. The award is a tribute to Don Sherwood, “The World’s Greatest Disc Jockey,” who was an original inductee into BARHOF in 2006.