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WND columnist and money-management expert Dave Ramsey is scheduled to be inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the National Association of Broadcasters meeting early next year, the organization has announced.
“Dave Ramsey has influenced countless Americans through his sound financial advice and inspirational messages,” said John David, the group’s executive vice president of radio. “We are pleased to induct him into NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.”
“The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard on more than 500 radio stations and also is streamed online at Daveramsey.com. There are some six million listeners each week.
According to a biography assembled by the NAB, by age 26, Ramsey had established a $4 million real estate portfolio. But he lost it by age 30.
Using the wisdom he gained, Ramsey rebuilt his finances. In 1992, Ramsey founded financial counseling company The Lampo Group, Inc., which he developed into a multi-million dollar company and nationally recognized brand. Ramsey also created Financial Peace University to help people erase debt and develop sound money management habits.
More than 10,000 educational institutions offer his high school and college curriculums.
On his radio show, Ramsey advises listeners on responsible money management.
He’s released four New York Times best-selling books. The earlier three have sold seven million copies and his latest, “EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches,” was released in September 2011 and debuted at No. 1
Previous NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees include Bob Uecker, Gerry House, Ron Chapman, Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Harry Carey, Larry Lujack, Rick Dees, Dick Purtan and Dick Orkin.
The NAB event will be held April 6-11 in Las Vegas, and is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters.