Scott Shannon and Elvis Duran will be honored by the National Association of Broadcasters during the NAB Show New York next week.
The radio hosts will receive the NAB Show New York Impact Award. Recipients are chosen for their impact and influence on the overall industry as well as in the city of New York. Past honorees include Meredith Vieira, Billy Porter, Wendy Williams, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Radio takes a higher profile at the conference this year than in the past, after the discontinuation of the annual fall Radio Show convention.
Scott Shannon hosts two syndicated shows, “America’s Greatest Hits” and the “True Oldies Channel,” in addition to “Shannon in the Morning” heard daily on WCBS(FM) in New York.
“An award-winning programming director, he is recognized for creating the revolutionary ‘Morning Zoo’ show format at WRBQ in Tampa and in 1983, launching New York’s iconic Z100 (WHTZ),” NAB said in its announcement. “He co-hosted the longest-running AM morning drive-time show in New York radio history, the “Scott & Todd Big Show.” He is already in NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, “In his more than 30 years in broadcast radio, Duran has hosted radio shows, worked as a program director and launched his own syndicated radio program, which broadcasts live from New York City’s Z100,” NAB wrote. “Distributed by Premiere Networks, ‘Elvis Duran and the Morning Show’ is the most listened to Top 40 morning show in the country, serving more than 8 million weekly listeners.”
NAB also mentioned his philanthropy to benefit children and animals, fight poverty and hunger, and advocate for the LGBTQ community. Duran is in NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame as well as the Radio Hall of Fame.
Duran and Shannon recently worked together on the documentary “Worst to First: The True Story of Z100.”