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N.W.A, Cheap Trick Among New Rock Hall Class Members

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California-based rappers N.W.A. are among the newly-announced inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The 2016 class also includes Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller. All will be inducted on April 8.  Hall CEO Joel Peresman.

N.W.A. was featured this year in a movie about their career called "Straight Outta Compton," which was a box office hit. Peresman claims the movie did not help the group's chances of induction.

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The disco group Chic was rejected in its 10th year as a nominee. Some other nominees that were left out include Janet Jackson, The Cars and Nine Inch Nails.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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