Ed Walker strolls into the Radio Hall of Fame

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Ed Walker, locally famous deejay and now host of WAMU’s Sunday night nostalgic The Big Broadcast, was elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame in online voting. In the national personality category, however, conservative Atlanta broadcast Neal Boortz [his website] appears to have trounced nominee Ira Glass’s This American Life. Walker joins former WAMU stars Susan Stamberg and Bob Edwards, earlier inductees in the Hall of Fame. Walker teamed for many years with Willard Scott (later the Today weatherman) as a drivetime comedy duo. See this rare video from their last day as WRC’s Joy Boys. The Hall of Fame is operated by Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communication.