Marconi award-winning radio personality and the host of the top-rated "Matty in the Morning" show in Boston, Matt Siegel, was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame last Thursday with 13 other radio and television broadcasters. Siegel, 61, has been hosting morning drive on Kiss 108 since 1981. Last summer, he signed a 5-year extension to keep hosting his morning show at Kiss 108 thru 2016.(BRW 7/14/11)
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame is located at Massasoit Community College in Brockton.
Here's the official press release from Kiss 108 on Siegel's induction :
MATT SIEGEL INDUCTED INTO MASSACHUSETTS BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME
Boston, Mass. – September 14, 2012 – WXKS-FM KISS 108 announced today that Matt Siegelhas been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Siegel was officially inducted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Hall of Fame's sixth annual Awards Luncheon and Induction Ceremony at the Quincy Marriott.
Siegel, the longtime host of Matty in the Morning,has had a major presence in broadcasting since he began his career in Boston in 1977at the legendary WBCN, where he served as mid-day host. He then became the host of WCVB-TV’s Five All Night, Live All Night,alate night TV talk show and later moved to Los Angeles, working for Warner Brothers Records and also as a voice over talent. Siegel has been on-air at KISS 108 for more than 32 years and has become the dominate ratings force in the mornings.
“It is a great honor to be included into the same company of radio legends as Dave Maynard, Jess Cain and Charles Laquidara,” said Siegel. “Being inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, ranks right up there with winning my two Marconi Awards.”
“Matty has been number one at KISS 108 since Jimmy Carter was President,” said Mary Menna President and Market Manager Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston. “We are all so proud of his many accomplishments and also now the recognition amongst his peers.”
“Matt's accomplishments speak for themselves - countless #1 books, Marconi Awards - and now a permanent place among Massachusetts' broadcasting legends,” said Dylan Sprague, Operations Manager Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston. “We're proud of all his accomplishments through his long career here at Kiss 108. And glad there isn't a "retirement" requirement for being enshrined in this hall of fame - we know Matty has a lot of years left waking up Boston on Kiss!"
The Massachusetts Broadcaster Hall of Fame is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization with nineteen-member Board of Directors, consisting of primarily of broadcaster and other media partners. For more information on the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame visit: massbroadcasterhof.org.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston:
Clear Channel Boston owns and operates JAMN 94.5; Kiss 108 FM; Mia; 1200 WXKS and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 239 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadiomobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.