CRN Digital Talk Radio today announced that legendary radio personality Barry Farber, host of CRN’s daily “The Barry Farber Show” has been ranked number twelve on the “Heavy Hundred of All Time” list by TALKERS MAGAZINE.
“To be included in TALKERS “Heavy Hundred of All Time” can make you feel heavy, indeed,” said Farber. “To be listed so near the top makes me feel, not heavy, but giddy and light enough to float straight skyward.”
Celebrating 50 years on the radio this September, Farber launched his radio career in New York in 1960 and began hosting a national talk show on the ABC Radio Network in 1990. The National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts named Farber 1991’s “Talk Show Host of the Year”. In 2002, Farber was listed by Talkers magazine as one of the top ten talk hosts of all time! An accomplished author and columnist, Farber is a student of 26 languages.
“Barry Farber is the dean of American talk show hosts, said Michael Horn, President and CEO of CRN Digital Talk Radio. “He hosts the longest running talk show on radio today. He is a founding father of talk radio, but Barry is still astounding contemporary audiences with his knowledge humor and prose.”
TALKERS MAGAZINE touts itself as the bible of the talk radio industry. The 20th anniversary edition of the publication ranked the 100 most important radio talk show hosts of all time. Rankings were based on the industry’s diversity, colorful history, with consideration being given to “courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent, uniqueness, as well as historical relevance.” Other show hosts in the top twenty include, Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, Larry King and Sean Hannity.
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