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Vanessa Feltz to be inducted into Radio Academy Hall of Fame

Vanessa Feltz
Image caption Vanessa Feltz was told she had been inducted into the academy when she was live on air on BBC London 94.9

BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz is to be honoured with one of the British radio industry's highest accolades.

She will be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame on 4 December at the Savoy Hotel in central London.

The award recognises broadcasters who have made an outstanding contribution to the sound of British radio.

The BBC's Jo Whiley, Trevor Nelson and Nicky Campbell were also inducted alongside Talksport's Barry Cryer and CityTalk's 105.9's Pete Price.

Feltz, who also hosts Radio 2's early breakfast show, reacted to the news saying: "You could knock me down with a feather. How extraordinary is that?

"I haven't got my usual flow of verbiage to respond to this."

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Image caption In 2013, Tony Blackburn picked up a special honour at the awards, marking his 50 years on the airwaves.

The broadcaster first appeared on Greater London Radio as a guest 25 years ago to defend a column she had written.

"I took to that mic like a duck to the proverbial," she added.

Feltz has had her BBC London 94.9 mid-morning show for 12 years.

In 2013, BBC London 94.9's Tony Blackburn picked up a special honour at the awards, marking his 50 years on the airwaves.

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