Top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley will host the NAB
Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show on September 7 at the 2017 Radio
Show. Produced by the National
Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio
Advertising Bureau (RAB), the Radio Show will be held September 5-8
at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.
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Rickey Smiley (Photo: Business Wire)
Smiley is host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” which has millions
of listeners in over 60 markets nationwide and is syndicated by Reach
Media Inc, a division of Radio One. The show brings perspective to
contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community
and mentoring. Smiley’s quick-wit and rapport with program guests and
listeners has established him as one of radio’s most popular
personalities and comedians.
“Rickey Smiley doesn’t stick to the script, so we’re not sure what he’ll
do as host, but be assured that it will be very, very funny!" said NAB
Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "Get a good seat at the
NAB Marconi Radio Awards and expect the unexpected."
In addition to radio and stand-up comedy, Smiley appears on the popular
television show “Dish Nation” and TV One’s “Rickey Smiley For Real,”
which chronicles his radio career and personal life as a single father.
He is also author of the upcoming book "STAND BY YOUR TRUTH: And Then
Run For Your Life," set to be released this fall.
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.
Additional information about the 2017 Radio Show is available here.
News media registration is available here.
About the Radio Show
The 2017 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held
September 5-8 in Austin. 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 2017 Radio Show,
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.
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.
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