A committee of 20 members, chaired by a member of the board of directors Steve resnik, is spearheading a slate of nominees that will include Southern California radio pioneers, personalities, programmers and executives in all formats; and local and national leaders in the promotion of music industry records. Inductees will be honored at an in-person event.
Like Alexenburg, Resnik has enjoyed considerable success in the recording industry. He has worked at A&M, ABC / Dunhill and United Artists / EMI. He started New Marketing / The Charts with the former Billboard associate editor Tom noonan before moving on to The Gavin Report and Radio and records. He is co-founder and partner of RAMP (Radio and Music Pros) industry magazine.
Other members of the board include radio personalities Rick Dees and Shadoe stevens.
Los Angeles radio stars are eligible for honors from national organizations such as the Radio Hall of Fame and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Likewise, executives of Los Angeles record companies are eligible for accolades from the Recording Academy and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among other national organizations. And of course, there’s the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, where people from all facets of entertainment vie for sidewalk stars in Hollywood.
But Alexenburg, Resnik and others want a more localized approach.
Hollywood Media Professionals is a networking organization for professionals who have worked in any phase of radio, television, film, music, or new media for at least 10 years. The group’s stated mission is to uplift and promote media and music through education and mentoring. The group was founded as Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters in 1966.
The group organizes lunches where it honors people who have made a significant contribution to the world of entertainment or the media. Among the winners were Dees, Lily Tomlin, Dick Cavett, Larry King, Art Laboe and Regis Philbin and sports commentator Vin Scully as well as a wide range of artists, from Mike Love of the Beach Boys to Michael Feinstein.