National Association of Broadcasters

August 28, 2008
Zamir Ahmed
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Broadcast Executives to Present at NAB Marconi Radio Awards

WASHINGTON, DC -- Leading broadcast executives will serve as presenters at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show. The prestigious award honors stations and on-air personalities for excellence in radio broadcasting. Held at the Austin Convention Center, the event will take place Thursday evening, September 18 during The NAB Radio Show.

The Marconi Radio Award presenters include Don Benson, president and CEO, Lincoln Financial Media; David Field, president and CEO, Entercom Communications; Val Maki, senior vice president and market manager, Emmis Communications; Virginia (Ginny) Morris, president, Hubbard Radio; Kevin Perry, vice president and COO, Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company; Heidi Raphael, vice president of corporate communications, Greater Media; David Rehr, president and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters; and Bayard (Bud) Walters, president, The Cromwell Group.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will be hosted by Billy Bush, host of Westwood One's The Billy Bush Show and co-anchor of Access Hollywood. The Show will also feature live performances by John Arthur Martinez, Sarah Pierce and Seth Walker, three talented artists from the Austin music community.

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 Austin Convention Center.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 17- 19 in Austin, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available at www.nabradioshow.com.

Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show. Click here for additional information.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.