HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Aug. 25, 2021 — Hollywood Media Professionals (HMP), the premier networking organization for men and women who’ve worked in any phase of radio, television, film, music, or new media for at least ten years, announced today that the organization is moving forward with plans to establish its own Los Angeles Radio/Record Promotion Hall of Fame. “We found it hard to believe that Southern California, as instrumental as it’s been to the recording industry, does not have a Radio Hall of Fame that honors the amazing people who have worked in radio and record promotion,” said HMP president Ron Alexenburg. “It’s about time!”
A twenty-member committee, led by HMP board member Steve Resnik, is spearheading the list of candidates to be nominated that will include Southern California radio trailblazers, personalities, programmers, and executives in all formats; and exceptional local and national leaders in record promotion from the music industry. Deserving inductees will be honored at an in-person star-studded event to be scheduled in the near future when HMP will recognize their accomplishments.
Originally founded in 1966 (as Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters), HMP is dedicated to elevating and promoting media and music through education and mentorship. Toward that end, HMP hosts luncheons where it honors deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of entertainment or media. Prior in-person events have paid tribute to Lily Tomlin, Dick Cavett, Vin Scully, Tony Orlando, Rick Dees, Michael Feinstein, Larry King, Art Laboe, Joan Collins, Mike Love, Henry Winkler, Engelbert Humperdinck, Regis Philbin, Johnny Mathis, Patrick Duffy, and hundreds of other accomplished and recognized individuals in the entertainment industry.