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Rickey Smiley to Host 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show

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)

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.

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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, visit www.radioshowweb.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.

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.

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