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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 31: New York Yankees radio announcer Suzyn Waldman sings the national anthem from the broadcasting booth during the home opener between the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on July 31, 2020 in New York City. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Radio trailblazer Suzyn Waldman is heading to the Radio Hall of Fame. The veteran broadcaster, who has been a familiar voice to Yankees fans the past 36 seasons was one of nine distinguished voices voted in by industry professionals to take her rightful place in the hallowed halls of the Radio Hall of Fame.

Waldman is a true pioneer of women in sports broadcasting. Not only has she been reporting on the Yankees and doing color commentary on television when the Bombers were on MSG and Fox 5, but she has shared the booth with long time announcer John Sterling for the past 18 years.

The Yankees issued a statement in kind offering their “heartfelt congratulations” to Waldman’s election into the Hall of Fame.

In addition to Waldman’s vote into the Hall of Fame, longtime New York sports talk radio host Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo was elected as well. Russo spent 19-years with Mike Francesa on the “Mike and the Mad Dog” program before departing in 2008 to form his own program and channel on Sirius XM.