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July 1, 2013

"Shotgun Tom" Kelly to Host Marconi Radio Awards and Dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced that the 2013 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will be hosted by legendary radio personality "Shotgun Tom" Kelly. The event will take place September 19 at the 2013 Radio Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando.

"'Shotgun's energy and vibrant personality will keep the show moving. Nobody loves Radio and Radio people more than 'Shotgun'!" said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David.

Kelly, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April, has had a 40-year career in radio and television including 16-years in Los Angeles radio where he anchors the highly-rated afternoon drive shift at CBS Radio's K-EARTH 101 (KRTH-FM). Before joining KRTH-FM, Kelly deejayed at legendary stations in San Diego, including KGB-AM, KCBQ-AM and KFMB-FM.

Kelly has also been recognized for his work in television, hosting popular children's programs, "Words-a-Poppin," which was syndicated nationally and "Kids Club," which ran for twelve seasons. He won multiple Emmy Awards as outstanding host. His voice has long been featured in national TV and radio commercials, and he also appeared in the motion picture "Déjà Vu" with Denzel Washington. Most recently, "Shotgun Tom" is narrator of the worldwide TV show "A 1000 Ways to Die" and voice of the long-running television program, "America's Most Wanted."

Kelly has contributed to numerous community causes, including the MDA Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, the Bob Hope USO and the L.A. Police Department's "Cops for Tots" campaign benefiting Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

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 & Show. To reserve a table, click here.

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About the Radio Show
The 2013 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 18-20 in Orlando. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2013 Radio Show, visit

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

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at

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