In honor of the 30th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, this year’s celebration will feature previous NAB Marconi Radio Award winners – nationally-syndicated radio personality Delilah, top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, and Tom and Kristi of “The Bob and Tom Show.” Together the hosts will serve as emcees and presenters throughout the event, held September 26 at the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas.
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.
Delilah is the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S. with more than eight million weekly listeners across 160 radio stations. She was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2017 and received the NAB Marconi Radio Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year in 2016. Delilah is also the author of four books, the founder of the non-profit Point Hope, and the mother of 14 children – 11 of whom she adopted.
Television host, actor and top-rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley received the NAB Marconi Radio Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year in 2017. Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities tune in to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” Smiley’s stand-up persona, in addition to the show’s mix of celebrity interviews, trademark prank phone calls and discussion of current news, makes the show a popular option among radio listeners. Additionally, he will succeed Tom Joyner following his retirement from “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” with the debut of a new, urban adult contemporary morning show beginning January 2020.
“The Bob & Tom Show” features news, sports, lifestyle content, and interviews with today’s top actors, authors and newsmakers. Now heard on more than 100 radio affiliates nationwide, the five-time NAB Marconi Radio Award-winning show began national syndication in 1995 from its flagship station in Indianapolis. Tom Griswold formed the morning show along with former cohost Bob Kevoian in 1983. Kristi Lee joined the show as news director a year later in 1984. “The Bob & Tom Show” is heading into its 25th year of syndication and will broadcast live each day from this year’s Radio Show.