Coming Nov. 10: Virtual Marconis, And A Smith Speech


The presentation of the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards and the annual “State of the Industry” Address by NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith will take place virtually on the second Wednesday in November — just days before his appearance at Forecast 2022 in New York, perhaps his last industry event before Smith’s year-end retirement.

The Marconis, and Smith’s speech, are scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 at 2pm Eastern. To view the event, access is available at and will be available on-demand on NAB Amplify.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards honor radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. NAB will name the winners in each of the 23 categories during the November event, which will be hosted by Angela Yee, co-host of the nationally syndicated morning show, “The Breakfast Club.”

Prior to the awards presentation, Smith will deliver his final State of the Industry address, in which he will reflect on his tenure leading the association and how the broadcast industry can continue to thrive into the future.

“It has been my great honor to represent America’s broadcasters in Washington D.C. and around the world for the past 12 years,” said Smith, who will assume an advisory and advocacy role beginning next year. “While I am disappointed we are not able to gather in person in Las Vegas, I look forward to connecting virtually and seeing everyone in-person at the 2022 NAB Show.”

Passing the Torch: A Conversation With Gordon Smith And Curtis LeGeyt

As Gordon Smith exits his role at year’s end as CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters and Curtis LeGeyt prepares to take the helm, what is the state of the broadcast industry from the Beltway view? Steve Newberry, who worked closely with both executives during his own tenure at the NAB, sits down with them in an exclusive Forecast 2022 chat covering legal, regulatory, and legislative initiatives under the leadership of the NAB that have impacted the broadcast industry over the past 12 years, how they will shape and define its future, and what challenges and opportunities lie on the horizon.

Moderator: Steve Newberry, CEO, Quu
Curtis LeGeyt, COO, National Association of Broadcasters
Gordon Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters