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July 18, 2007
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"Collective Soul" to Perform at NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will feature a performance by platinum-selling recording artists Collective Soul, courtesy of El Music Group and CO5. The Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio, will take place on Thursday, September 27 during The NAB Radio Show in Charlotte.

Collective Soul's debut album, Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid became a breakthrough hit, with the single "Shine" pushing the album to platinum and helping launch a touring career with a performance at Woodstock in 1994. Since then, Collective Soul has had 21 tracks debut on the Billboard Chart, as well as seven number-one singles.

In 2004, Collective Soul released Youth, their debut album on the band's own independent music label, El Music Group. The debut single "Better Now" was the band's first Gold single, and was followed by the 2006 release of the live concert DVD titled Home. Collective Soul's latest album, Afterwards, will be released August 28, 2007.

Originally from Stockbridge, GA, the band is comprised of guitarists Dean Roland and Joel Koshe, bass guitarist Will Turpin, drummer Ryan Hoyle, and singer/songwriter Ed Roland, who also plays guitar and keyboard.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. Winners will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Charlotte Convention Center.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio, will be hosted by talk radio personality Glenn Beck of Premiere Radio Networks.

About the NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 26 - 28 in Charlotte, features interactive sessions, special events and exhibits and is co-located with the R&R Convention. Reporters interested in covering The 2007 NAB Radio Show, can register online here. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available at www.nabradioshow.com.

About NAB
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.

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