Inducted October 27, 2019, Rita Wilde is an award-winning broadcaster and a pioneer in radio. Rita was named Program Director at KLOS, the premiere rock station in L.A., at a time when women were barely visible in rock radio. As an on-air personality and Music Director at various Southern California stations, Rita had a decades-long career in the Southland where she interviewed the most significant legends in music at the peak of their fame and had a principal seat at the table in the male-dominant PD arena. She’s been the national radio host for some of music’s greatest moments, including Woodstock’s 25th Anniversary Special and for Album Network Radio Specials. Rita garnered an international reach, having been a rock reporter on Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s rock stations, and was Tokyo Radio’s L.A. host. She’s acknowledged as one of the most prominent women in media and entertainment. Rita’s reputation and experience in music are unique among broadcasting women.