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July 27, 2016
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Scott Shannon to Host NAB Marconi Radio Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This year’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will be hosted by acclaimed on-air personality Scott Shannon. The event will take place September 22 at the 2016 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau, and held at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show is sponsored by HD Radio(TM) Technology, a DTS Solution.

Shannon currently serves as the morning drive host for New York’s WCBS-FM. His career has spanned more than four decades, and he is credited for developing the popular “Morning Zoo” format for morning shows. Prior to his current position, Shannon helped develop the legendary New York station WHTZ-FM and co-hosted the morning show at WPLJ-FM for 22 years. He is also the creator of the round-the-clock “True Oldies” channel, currently distributed by United Stations.

“Scott Shannon is an icon in Radio and one of the best dressed Radio personalities,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “His unique style and engaging personality add prestige to this year’s Marconi Radio Awards.”

In addition to his radio career, Shannon has hosted music-oriented television programs, serving as an original media personality on VH1. In 2003, he was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame and in 2010 received an NAB Marconi Radio Award. In 2006, Shannon was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and is also featured at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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 that recognize excellence in radio. Winners will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show.

News media registration is available here.

About the Radio Show
The 2016 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 21-23 in Nashville. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2016 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at www.rab.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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.