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October 11, 2022
Award honors innovative leaders for their impact and influence on the overall industry
Duran and Shannon to be recognized for their Hall of Fame radio careers
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the NAB Show New York Impact Award to two legendary radio hosts, Elvis Duran and Scott Shannon, who recently partnered on the feature-length documentary “Worst to First: The True Story of Z100.” The award program will take place on Thursday, October 20 in the Content Theater at the Javits Center and is open to all attendees.
The NAB Show New York Impact Award honors the most innovative leaders in media and entertainment for their impact and influence on the overall industry, as well as in the city of New York. Duran and Shannon will be acknowledged for their monumental impact on the radio broadcasting industry. Past honorees include Meredith Vieira (2020), Billy Porter (2019), Wendy Williams (2018), Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory (2017).
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. 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 eight million weekly listeners.
In 2018, Duran was inducted into NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame and has been honored with numerous awards in the radio industry, including induction into the Radio Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Duran is renowned for his commitment to philanthropy, supporting non-profit organizations that provide care and enrichment programs for children and animals. Duran also champions causes aimed at fighting poverty and hunger, and he is a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ community.
Scott Shannon hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, “America’s Greatest Hits” and the “True Oldies Channel,” in addition to “Shannon in the Morning,” which airs daily on WCBS-FM in New York City. 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). Notably, Shannon co-hosted the longest-running AM morning drive-time show in New York radio history, the “Scott & Todd Big Show.” He is a recipient of a Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Personality of the Year, as well as the 2003 radio inductee into NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
“We are honored to present this year’s Impact Award to Elvis Duran and Scott Shannon, two phenomenal radio broadcasters who not only shaped our industry but have entertained millions of listeners in New York and across the country,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs April Carty-Sipp. “NAB is thrilled to celebrate Elvis and Scott’s tremendous influence as the broadcast, media and entertainment industry gathers at NAB Show New York this month.”
Press registration for NAB Show New York is available here.
About NAB Show New York
Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the AES New York 2022 Convention, NAB Show New York will be held October 17-20, 2022 (exhibits October 19-20) at the Javits Center. Located in the media capital of the world, NAB Show New York offers hands-on learning, discovery and insights into the technology and business strategies that are transforming media and entertainment. Through exhibits, conferences and networking events, NAB Show New York spotlights the products, practices and leaders promoting superior audio and video experiences. Learn more at www.nabshowny.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 “Worst to First: The True Story of Z100”
Capturing the times, personalities and music of the 80’s, Worst to First portrays the ultimate David and Goliath story that built the foundation behind the legacy of New York’s Z100 that endures and continues to grow, reaching eight-digit audiences daily, and continuing to influence the face of media and entertainment. Worst to First was directed, written and produced by Mitchell Stuart and produced by Trish Hunter Shannon, Elvis Duran, David Katz and John McConnell. The cast includes Scott Shannon, Elvis Duran, Jon Bon Jovi, Nile Rodgers, Clive Davis, Debbie Gibson, Joan Jett, Taylor Dayne, Tony Orlando, Joe Piscopo, “Magic” Matthew Alan, “Professor” Jonathan B. Bell, Frankie Blue, Anita Bonita, Ross Brittain, Pete Cosenza, Michael Ellis, Gavin DeGraw, Cathy Donovan, Gary Fisher, Frank Foti, Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, David Hinckley, Donnie Ienner, Jim Kerr, Steve Kingston, Ken Lane, Kenny Laguna, Jimi LaLumia, Tom Poleman, Geraldo Rivera, Trish Hunter Shannon, Patty Steele, Claire Stevens, Mitchell Stuart, John Sykes and Jim Wood. “Radio’s Best Friend,” Art Vuolo, contributed video.
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