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May 18, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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David Kennedy to Receive National Radio Award

WASHINGTON, DC - NAB announced today that David E. Kennedy, most recently the President and CEO of Susquehanna Media Co., will receive the NAB National Radio Award, Wednesday, September 20, at the Radio Luncheon during the NAB Radio Show in Dallas.

"Throughout his career, David has exemplified a tremendous commitment to the business of radio," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "NAB salutes David Kennedy for his many contributions to radio, and we are proud to include him in this prestigious group of radio broadcast icons."

Kennedy has served in numerous leadership positions throughout his 35-year career in radio. He has served as the NAB Radio Board Chairman and the NAB Joint Board Chairman and was the chair of NAB's Financial Advisory Committee. Kennedy is also the immediate past chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau.

In 2004, Kennedy was honored with the NAB/Broadcast Education Association H.M. Beville Award and named Broadcaster of the Year during Radio Ink magazine's Radio Wayne Awards. The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters named Kennedy Radio Broadcaster of the Year in 2000. Kennedy has also demonstrated a lifelong commitment to community service. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the York County Community Foundation, the American Red Cross, York County Chapter and the United Way of York County.

Previous National Radio Award recipients can be found here.

The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 20 - 22 in Dallas, features interactive sessions, special events and exhibits and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available here.

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

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