michael hammond - Inducted 2010

Mike Hammond has enjoyed a 36-year career in the radio business with Citadel Broadcasting, currently serving as the company's Director of Operations in Knoxville, TN. He began his radio career as a sophomore in high school, working at WBIR and WETE AM before joining WIVK (Knoxvile, TN) and in 1989 began managing WZRR and WJOX(Birmingham, AL before returning to WIVK in 1994. His many awards and accolades include Associated Press Broadcaster of the Year in 1980, CMA's Program Director of the Year in 1987, the Edward R. Murrow award in 1996 and R&R's Country Program Director of the year in 2005.