On-air personality Scott Shannon will host the 2016 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show. The event will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel on Sept. 22, in conjunction with the Radio Show. He is a 2010 recipient of his own NAB Marconi Radio Award.
“Scott Shannon is an icon in radio and one of the best-dressed radio personalities,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “His unique style and engaging personality add prestige to this year’s Marconi Radio Awards.”
Shannon currently serves as the morning drive host for New York’s WCBS(FM). He is credited for developing the popular “Morning Zoo” format for morning shows. Prior to his current position, Shannon helped develop New York station WHTZ(FM) and co-hosted the morning show at WPLJ(FM) for 22 years. He is also the creator of the round-the-clock “True Oldies” channel, currently distributed by United Stations. He has also hosted music-oriented TV programs, including on VH1.
In 2003, he was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2006, Shannon was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and is also featured at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
The Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show is sponsored by HD Radio Technology, a DTS Solution.
The 2016 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau and the National Association of Broadcasters, will be held Sept. 21–23 in Nashville.