WASHINGTON, DC - Rick Dees, legendary radio personality who recently joined Emmis-owned Movin' 93.9 in Los Angeles, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB2007 Radio Luncheon sponsored by ASCAP. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 17, in Las Vegas.
"Rick Dees has been one of America's most entertaining radio personalities for nearly three decades," said NAB President and CEO David Rehr. "NAB is proud to recognize him for his significant contributions to radio and American pop culture."
In addition to his duties at Movin' 93.9, Dees entertains more than 70 million people around the world during his top-rated internationally syndicated radio show "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40," which is heard in virtually every city in the United States, 125 countries and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Dees became a household name in Southern California when he first joined the top rated morning show on KIIS-FM in 1981. His talents have earned him acting roles in the motion picture La Bamba as well as in several television shows including Roseanne, Married With Children, Cheers, Diagnosis Murder, and The Grammy Awards. Dees's voice has also been heard in several animated cartoons, including The Flintstones and Jetsons: The Movie.
Dees received a bachelor's degree in Radio, TV and Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been inducted into the North Carolina Broadcast Hall of Fame and the National TV/Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. Dees is a recipient of the NAB Marconi Radio Award and a ten-time winner of Billboard's "Radio Personality of the Year."
The Radio Luncheon is the premiere event for the radio industry featuring a keynote address and the annual presentation of the prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Awards.
NAB2007 will take place April 14 - 19, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 16). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete NAB2007 details are available at www.nabshow.com.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.