The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced WMMR midday personality Pierre Robert has been named among the inductees that will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2019.
Pierre Robert, recipient of the Radio Row Award, has been a radio staple for the good citizens of Philadelphia for over 38 years. Robert embraces the best of the new music releases as well as heritage rock and also is an avowed live music fan attending most Philadelphia concerts. He came to Philadelphia from San Francisco in 1981 and is one of the most recognized personalities in the City of Philadelphia.
Other honorees include The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays, Evelyn “Champagne” King, music industry executive Jody Gerson and philanthropist Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton.
The inductees will be formally inducted together Tuesday, October 22, during afternoon ceremonies along the Avenue of the Arts and celebrated that evening with a special grand gala event at the The Bellevue Philadelphia.
“This year’s honorees class is filled with legends from especially diverse backgrounds, allowing us to once again display the variety of this city’s phenomenal music genres – from classical to rock to Philly soul – as well as honoring one of the music industry’s most respected and accomplished executives, and a beloved philanthropist whose contributions to music education in our city is without peer,” said PMA chairman Alan Rubens, in making the announcement.
“This year, we are especially fortunate to be able to illustrate, through our honorees, the incredible impact Philadelphia has made in a wide range of realms across numerous facets of the music industry, and why our city continues to be among the elite for producing and nurturing extraordinary and award-winning talent,” added PMA executive board member Randy Alexander.