WXRT Host Terri Hemmert Elected To Radio Hall Of Fame
August 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Triple A WXRT/CHICAGO veteran midday host TERRI HEMMERT has been elected to the NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME. The 2010 Induction Ceremony will take place in CHICAGO on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th.
HEMMERT has been at WXRT for over 37 years. Starting as overnight announcer and Public Affairs Director in 1973, she became the first female morning drive personality in CHICAGO in 1981. In 1992, HEMMERT moved to the 9a-noon shift, and, in 2002, she also became host of "Breakfast with The Beatles," which airs 8-10A on SUNDAYS.
HEMMERT is also very active in the community: She has served on the Board of Directors of the PEACE MUSEUM, FACETS MULTIMEDIA and other not-for-profit groups. She teaches the history of Rock and Soul in the broadcasting department of COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, where she has taught for 30 years. She volunteers with the INNER CITY TEACHING CORPS, LATIN SCHOOL OF CHICAGO and other schools, teaching classes on the Roots of Rap, Women in Music, Classical Music’s influence on Rock and Soul and other musical topics.
Further, HEMMERT works on music education programs with the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and co-hosts "The Classic Encounter Series." She serves on the advisory board of WRSE (the Elmhurst College student radio station). She is also an active volunteer with the AIDS PASTORAL CARE NETWORK and ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH.