Mormon Tabernacle Choir voted into National Radio Hall of Fame

"Music and the Spoken Word," the longest-running radio broadcast in the U.S., has been voted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

"We thank the Radio Hall of Fame and all of our listeners who honored us in this way," said Mac Christensen, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

A public vote was held from June until early August on the Hall of Fame's website, and five individuals, along with the program "Music and the Spoken Word," were selected. The results were announced Wednesday.

A two-hour induction broadcast will take place Nov. 6 in Chicago and will be produced and distributed by Westwood One Radio Networks.

Narrated by Lloyd D. Newell each Sunday, the broadcast features inspirational messages and songs by the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Gregg Garber, vice president and general manager of Bonneville Distribution, which distributes the weekly half-hour show, said, "The same popularity that has made 'Music and the Spoken Word' a radio mainstay for more than 80 years has produced this vote. ... We couldn't be happier."

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