Washington and New York - Jul 20, 2011 - The 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show will be hosted by nationally syndicated radio host Elvis Duran. The event takes place Sept. 15, at the 2011 Radio Show in Chicago. Duran's national radio show is syndicated on Premiere Networks and broadcasts from New York's Z100.
Duran's radio career has spanned 30 years and has included host and program director duties at Philadelphia's WIOQ and Austin's KBTS, as well as stints at Z-93 in Atlanta and KRBE Houston. He began hosting his daily radio show on Z100 in April 1996. Since then, the show has enjoyed much success resulting in a national deal in March 2009 with Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel.
Duran and his program have been honored with several awards and nominations such as "Best Morning Show" by New York's Achievement in Radio Awards, "Personality of the Year" by the Radio Music Awards, "Best Personality" by Radio and Records, "Best Top 40 Disc Jockey" nomination by Billboard Magazine Radio, and "Best Major Market Top 40 Air Personality" by Billboard/Airplay Monitor.
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. Winners will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show.