National Association of Broadcasters

August 26, 2009
Zamir Ahmed
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NAB Radio Show Debuts 'East Coast Super Talent'

WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Radio Show will include a session highlighting some of the great on-air personalities that originate from the Eastern seaboard. Titled "East Coast Super Talent," the panel discussion will take place Wednesday September 23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

During the session, attendees will learn how each panelist approaches their radio profession, as well as how they carved a successful career in the radio business. Participants include:

Elvis Duran is host of WHTZ-FM New York's "Elvis Duran And The Morning Show," which is also syndicated nationally by Premiere Radio Networks. During Duran's 30 years in radio he has worked as host and program director at Philadelphia's WIOQ-FM and Austin's KBTS-FM. "Elvis Duran And The Morning Show" has received several award nominations in recent years, including "Best Morning Show" by New York's Achievement in Radio Awards, "Personality of the Year" by the Radio Music Awards and "Best Personality" by Radio & Records.

Sheri Lynch is co-host of "The Bob and Sheri Show," a syndicated radio program that is owned by Greater Media. Lynch has been featured in a variety of trade publications, and is the recipient of the American Women in Radio and Television's (AWRT) Gracie Allen Award, recognizing her outstanding achievement in the realistic portrayal of women in media. In addition to co-hosting "The Bob and Sheri Show," which has been nominated six times for the NAB's prestigious Marconi Radio Award, Lynch is also a best-selling author.

Curtis Sliwa is host of WABC-AM New York's "The Curtis Sliwa Show" and founder and leader of The Guardian Angels, a non-profit volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. A committed community activist and motivational speaker, Sliwa delivers uplifting messages to a variety of audiences, including non profit associations, media professionals and educators. His work has been recognized by business, entertainment and civic leaders worldwide, including Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, among others. "The Curtis Sliwa Show" is syndicated by Citadel Media.

Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison are hosts of the "The Preston and Steve Show," a morning radio program aired on WMMR-FM. Hailed "Best Morning Show" by Philadelphia Syle magazine and "Personality/Show of the Year" in the active rock category by Radio & Records, "The Preston and Steve Show" features daily interviews, unusual news stories and numerous running gags. For the past decade, Preston and Steve have been mainstays of Philadelphia's morning radio scene.

Bill Weston (moderator) is the program director for Greater Media's WMMR-FM Philadelphia, a station that has won numerous awards during Weston's tenure. Under his supervision, WMMR has improved from 13th to the top three in the Philadelphia ratings. Prior to joining WMMR, Weston served as operations manager at WKLR-FM and WDYL-FM in Richmond, VA and program director for WAXQ-FM New York.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sept. 23-25 in Philadelphia, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes.

Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Radio Show. Click here for additional information.

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.