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Charley Steiner to be inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Broadcaster Charley Steiner will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013, announced today by the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago, Ill.

The black-tie ceremony, hosted by broadcast icon Larry King, will take place on Nov. 9. Steiner, along with seven others, will be honored at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Jim Bohannon of Dial Global Networks will be the announcer for the ceremony.

The other inductees are Steve Dahl and Garry Meier (Chicago), Blair Garner (Nashville), John Lanigan (Cleveland), Paul W. Smith (Detroit), Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo (Los Angeles) and Powel Crosley Jr. (Cincinnati & Sarasota).

Steiner, a four-time Emmy winner, is in the middle of his ninth season as play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers, calling all the games for the club on AM 570 Fox Sports LA. Prior to joining the Dodgers, Steiner spent three seasons (2002-04) on the New York Yankees' radio broadcast team. Before joining the Yankees, the New York native spent 14 years at ESPN, where, among many assignments, he anchored SportsCenter and did play-by-play for Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio.

The Dodger play-by-play man began his professional broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Ill. and graduated from Bradley University in 1971. In 2010, Steiner delivered the commencement address at his alma mater and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Previous sportscasting inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame include Dodger Hall of Fame broadcasters Vin Scully and Red Barber, Mel Allen, Marty Brennaman, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell, Harry Kalas, Ronald Reagan and Bob Uecker.

Tickets to the 21st annual gala are available online at www.radiohof.org

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