Radio Personalities

A radio personality is a person who hosts a radio talk show and interacts with the audience via telephone or email. Radio personalities are very popular and the success of a radio channel is largely dependent upon the popularity of the radio personality who host its programs. Radio shows can be music countdowns, news programs, educational shows, interviews with celebrities, or shows dedicated to solve specific problems of the callers. Radio personalities have to form a close bond with the audience by reaching out to them, talking to them, and handling their queries. People who are creative, talkative and love to interact with different types of people make good radio personalities. Since radio presenters are known by their voices, it is important for them to have a clear, friendly voice and proper pronunciation so that they are easily understood by the public. Here is a list of famous radio personalities from all over the world.

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 1 Larry King

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Famous As: Television and Radio Host
Birthdate: November 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 23, 2021

Regarded as one of the most popular American TV and radio hosts, Larry King was famous for hosting the successful and popular TV program, Larry King Live. The recipient of several awards, King was an iconic figure on American television. Also known for his charitable works, he founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to help poor people undergo cardiac procedures.

 2 Rush Limbaugh

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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: February 17, 2021
Mostly known for his controversial comments on the LGBT community, sexual consent, and climate change, Rush Limbaugh has hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show, one of the highest-rated in the U.S. He has also hosted a TV show, written several books, including two bestsellers, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 3 Ryan Seacrest

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Famous As: Radio Personality
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunwoody, Georgia, United States

Ryan Seacrest is an American television host, radio personality, and producer. He gained national recognition after hosting the popular singing competition TV series, American Idol. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Seacrest established the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010. He is also credited with producing a men's skincare line called Polished.

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 4 Richard Hammond

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Famous As: Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
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 5 Mario Lopez

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Famous As: Actor, Radio host
Birthdate: October 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Mario Lopez is best known as A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell and its sequels. He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, has co-hosted The X Factor, and hosted his own radio show. He has written three books, including a bestseller, and is trained in martial arts.

 6 Casey Kasem

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Famous As: DJ, Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.
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 7 Sally Hawkins

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England, UK

Sally Hawkins is a prominent English actress who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and five British Independent Film Awards. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her career as a stage actress and became immensely successful. She eventually ventured into films as well and acted in numerous hit films. 

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 8 Richard C Armitage

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

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 9 Mel Blanc

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Famous As: Voice Actor, Radio Personality
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989

Mel Blanc was an American radio personality and voice actor. Dubbed The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc contributed immensely to the success of several theatrical cartoons by voicing famous characters, such as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble, and Mr. Spacely. He was considered one of the most influential and important personalities in the voice acting industry.

 10 Alex Jones

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Famous As: Radio Personality
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as America's leading conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones is also a political extremist and radio show host. One of the most controversial figures in the United States, Alex Jones has accused the US government of executing the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. He also believes in weather weapons and claims that Hurricane Irma could've been geo-engineered.

 11 Michelle Visage

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States

 12 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England, UK
David Jason is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and executive producer who is famous for his role in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. His other popular works include TV series A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May. He was knighted in 2005 for services to acting and comedy.
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 13 Patrice O'Neal

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 2011

 14 Gemma Atkinson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England

Gemma Atkinson is an English actress best known for playing Lisa Hunter on British soap opera Hollyoaks and its three spin-off series. Also known for her charity work, Gemma Atkinson took part in a five-kilometre charity run to raise awareness about breast cancer in 2007. In 2008, she participated in a 228-kilometre walk to raise breast cancer awareness.

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 15 Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue
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Famous As: Singer and actress
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

The younger sister of Australian popstar Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue had begun her career on Australian TV as a child actor. Known for her award-winning role of Emma Jackson in the soap Home and Away, she later also launched a music career, appeared in movies and plays, and introduced a clothing line.

 16 Tyrone Power

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 15, 1958
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 17 Karl Pilkington

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Famous As: Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Birthdate: September 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester

Karl Pilkington is an English comedian, television presenter, radio producer, and actor. He achieved popularity as the producer of Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais' radio program on Xfm. Pilkington is credited with co-founding a TV production company called RiSK Productions. Also known for his charity work, Pilkington designed and signed a card to benefit the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.

 18 Marilu Henner

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Marilu Henner is best known as Elaine Nardo from the sitcom Taxi, a role that fetched her five Golden Globe nominations. She also appeared in movies such as Hammett and shows such as The Celebrity Apprentice. She has total recall memory and has spoken about it on various shows.

 19 Randy Jackson

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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Randy Jackson started his career playing bass guitar for various artists, He then started his stint as a producer with Columbia and MCA Records. He is best known for his appearance as a judge on American Idol. He has also been the executive producer of America's Best Dance Crew.

 20 Perdita Weeks

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

British actress Perdita Weeks is known for her role in the CBS reboot series Magnum P.I. An alumnus of the Courtauld Institute of Art, she always knew she wanted to be an actress. She began acting as a child and her passion for the profession only intensified with time. She primarily acts on TV and a done a few films.

 21 Billy Bush

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Famous As: Television Personality, Radio Host appearing as a correspondent on Access Hollywood from 2001 to 2004
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 22 Mark Levin

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mark Levin is an American lawyer and radio personality. He hosts popular shows, such as The Mark Levin Show and Life, Liberty & Levin. Since 2015, he has been contributing immensely as the editor-in-chief of the popular American website Conservative Review. Also a well-known author, Mark Levin has written seven New York Times best-selling books.

 23 Lliana Bird

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Famous As: Radio Presenter
Birthdate: August 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Lliana Bird has worked as a presenter for XFMLondon, Virgin Radio, and Capital Radio. She has also been a Sky News music commentator, has written for The Huffington Post, and owns a theater company. She also co-owns two charities, one for refugees and the other for women and children.

 24 Anthony Head

Anthony Head
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK

 25 Terry Wogan

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Famous As: Radio and Television broadcaster
Birthdate: August 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 31, 2016

Irish radio and TV broadcaster, Terry Wogan, is remembered for his long career with BBC. For over 15 years, his weekday breakfast program, Wake Up to Wogan, drew in millions of listeners. At the peak of his career, he was probably the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.  He was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2009.

 26 Al B. Sure!

Al B. Sure!
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 27 Carson Daly

Carson Daly
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: June 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 28 Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battersea, London, England, UK

 29 Tamsin Greig

Tamsin Greig
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK

 30 Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace
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Famous As: Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 7, 2012

A popular American journalist and media personality, Mike Wallace is credited with bringing important information to the household of several Americans during his illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years; he interviewed prominent personalities like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Salvador Dalí among others. His life and career inspired several films and he was portrayed by popular actors.

 31 David Faustino

David Faustino
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 32 Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England

 33 Dee Snider

Dee Snider
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Famous As: Singer and Songwriter
Birthdate: March 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States

 34 Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen
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Famous As: Television Show Host
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
TV producer Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show. He hosts Radio Andy and has produced shows such as Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.

 35 Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 36 Dana Loesch

Dana Loesch
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Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Missouri

 37 Kevin McHale

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States

 38 Joy Taylor

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Famous As: Radio Jockey, TV Anchor
Birthdate: January 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joy Taylor is a well-known face and voice on Fox Sports 1 where she is a host and anchor, noted particularly for moderating the talk show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. Sister of American football player, Jason Taylor, she hosted radio shows at Barry University during her graduation in broadcast communication, before featuring in 790 AM The Ticket shows in Miami.

 39 Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 40 Gene Rayburn

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Famous As: Radio & Television Personality
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1999

TV and radio host Gene Rayburn gained fame as the host of Match Game for more than 20 years. He also played the lead in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie and received the ATAS Lifetime Achievement Award. A prominent liberal, he supported Planned Parenthood and was concerned about overpopulation.

 41 Bobby Bones

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Famous As: Radio Personality
Birthdate: April 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

 42 Howard Stern

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Famous As: Radio & TV Personality
Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States

Howard Stern is an American television and radio personality who played a major role in popularizing Transcendental Meditation in the United States. He claimed that the technique cured his mother of depression, helped him quit smoking, and beat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Howard Stern is also a prominent fund raiser for an animal rescue organization called North Shore Animal League America.

 43 Debbie McGee

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Famous As: Radio performer
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK

 44 Jonathan Ross

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Birthdate: November 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

Distinguished for his troubled pronunciation of the letter R, Jonathan Ross is a TV and radio presenter who was practically a synonym for the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross show on BBC One, till he left the broadcaster. The flamboyant man who later pursued his career with ITV and Channel 4 is also a comedian and critic and appeared in a number of films.

 45 Jimmy Savile

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Famous As: DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: October 29, 2011
Jimmy Savile gained fame after hosting BBC’s Jim'll Fix It and Top of the Pops. He initially worked in coal mines and dabbled in wrestling, before establishing himself as a professional DJ. Following his death, countless people accused him of sexual abuse. Subsequently, his was Madame Tussauds statue was melted. 

 46 Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 47 Alan Carr

Alan Carr
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Film actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weymouth

 48 Drew Pinsky

Drew Pinsky
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Famous As: Radio personality, Addiction medicine specialist
Birthdate: September 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States

 49 Rick Barry

Rick Barry
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

 50 Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England