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WGLT Hall Of Fame

The WGLT Hall of Fame was established in 2018 to recognize those who have made contributions integral to the station's ongoing excellence in public service to the Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal and McLean County communities.

Each year's Hall of Fame class and that year's Alumni Award winner are recognized at WGLT's annual Radio Faces fundraising dinner.

WGLT Hall of Fame


Because of the pandemic, no Radio Faces event was held in 2020, 2021, or 2022. As a result, there were no additions to the WGLT Hall of Fame or Alumni Award winners selected during those years.
Selection Committee

The Selection Committee consists of:

  • WGLT general manager (committee chair)
  • Dean of College of Arts and Sciences (or their designee)
  • WGLT program director
  • WGLT development director
  • Up to three members of WGLT staff appointed by the committee chair

Election Process

Nominations may be made by any current WGLT full or part-time staff member, while committee members should endeavor to nominate at least two people annually. Typically, nominations will be accepted and selections made each Fall and honorees will be announced in October (pegged to Illinois State's Homecoming week). Honorees will be acknowledged at the Radio Faces dinner and in the WGLT annual report, and will be recognized in a permanent physical display at WGLT and WGLT.org.

Current WGLT staff, including full and part-time employees and volunteers, are ineligible for nomination and election unless approved unanimously by the committee. Nominees require 5 of 7 votes for election; nominations and committee vote totals will not be made public. Unsuccessful nominees will remain eligible for future selection.

Hall of Fame Categories include:

  • Administrators (includes Illinois State University and academic administrators and former WGLT management)
  • On-air personalities
  • Staff (not on-air)
  • Contributors, volunteers, and community leaders (financial contributors, corporate underwriters, other donors, and station or community volunteers)
  • Alumni including former WGLT student workers or interns who have gone on to success as a professional and as a citizen.