It was a very big week for Talk Radio in America. 

First, Talkers Magazine, known as “The Bible of Talk Radio and The New Talk Media, released their coveted list of “The Top 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” … also known as “The Heavy Hundred” (on Wednesday, June 9, 2021).

Just two days later, on Friday, June 11, 2021, Michael Harrison (Founder & Publisher) and his phenomenal team at Talkers Magazine hosted their 24th Annual Talkers New York 2021 Conference … held at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

The iconic event is the largest of its kind in American history.

It was a “Who’s Who” of the talk radio industry.

First, let’s shine the spotlight on the 2021 “Heavy Hundred.” This is the most prestigious ranking list in the talk radio  industry … and, every radio talk show host in America wants to be on it.

WPG Talk Radio 95.5 has had a great 2021, with 11 of our hosts/programs making this annual, much anticipated, coveted list (by order of appearance).

# 1 Sean Hannity

# 2 Dave Ramsey

# 3 Mark Levin

# 4 Brian Kilmeade

# 6 Dana Loesch

# 10 Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo

# 37 Harry Hurley 

# 50 Dr. Asa

# 54 Markley, Robbins & Van Camp

# 79 Kevin McCullough

# 91 Jimmy Failla

This represents the most WPG hosts to ever appear on the “Heavy Hundred” list at one time.

Regarding the 24th Annual Talkers New York 2021 Conference, it was an extraordinary gathering of the talk radio industry.

It also must be noted that Michael Harrison, Bernadette Duncan, Kevin Casey, Matthew Harrison and the rest of the Talkers Magazine team skillfully managed a world class event with only 3 1/2 week’s planning time … due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No one would have known this, as the conference ran precisely on time throughout the more than 10-hours day.

You know that you’re enjoying yourself when it both flies by and you don’t want it to end. That’s exactly how I felt.

You also can not overstate what great working partners Michael Harrison and Hofstra University really are. It was true synergy in action.

It was the first large scope, live event that Hofstra University has had on its premises since the extended pandemic.

The Hofstra University staff and students effectively and actively participated in the highly successful Talkers conference.

The star-studded event featured appearances by:

Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Brian Kilmeade and many dozens more from the radio talk show industry.

The program sessions were relevant and well received.

Here a few of the sights from The Talkers New York 2021 Conference:


Congratulations to Michael Harrison and his Talkers Magazine Team for delivering such an important week for the American radio talk show industry.

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