In honor of the 25th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, this year’s celebration will feature five previous NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show hosts – Ron Chapman, Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo, “Big Boy,” and Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold of the “The Bob & Tom Show.” Together the hosts will serve as emcees and presenters throughout the evening. The event will take place 9/11 at the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis.
Also leading the festivities and serving as presenters will be NAB Radio Board Chair Don Benson of Lincoln Financial Media, Radio Show Steering Committee Chair and Cox Media Group’s Kim Guthrie and NAB Joint Board Chair Charles Warfield of YMF Media.
Legendary Texas radio personality and 2010 NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee Ron Chapman was heard in the Dallas/Fort Worth area beginning in the 1950s. Early in his career, Chapman co-hosted the “Charlie & Harrigan Show” at Dallas’ KLIF-AM before going to WFAA-TV. In 1968, Chapman joined AC KVIL-FM where he remained for 32 years, serving as program director, music director, promotion director and morning personality. In the late 1990s, Chapman joined KLUV-FM, an Oldies format, and later became a regular substitute for “Paul Harvey News” following his retirement in 2005.
Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo received the Marconi for Spanish Format Personality of the Year in 2011 and hosted the NAB Marconi Radio Awards in 2012. “Shoboy en la mañana” debuted May 17, 2010, on CBS Radio’s Mega 107.5 in Dallas/Fort Worth and has since become one of the top-rated morning shows in the market. Sotelo’s radio program, now on La Grande 107.5 Dallas, features an innovative fusion of music, comedy, entertainment and community empowerment.
“Big Boy” is the host of “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Power 106 FM Los Angeles. The show, which dominated the ratings in various time slots over the years, is now airing in nationwide syndication on Big Boy Radio Network. The show’s success has earned Big Boy multiple industry recognitions, including Personality of the Year four times from the Radio Music Awards and the same honor eight times from Radio and Records magazine. Big Boy is also a two-time NAB Marconi Radio Award winner.
“The Bob & Tom Show” features news, sports, lifestyle content, and interviews with today’s top actors, authors and newsmakers. Now heard on more than 150 radio stations nationwide, the five-time NAB Marconi Radio Award winning show began national syndication in 1995 from its flagship station in Indianapolis. It is also a leading media outlet for the best and developing comedians on the circuit. The Bob & Tom Show also features live performances from singers, songwriters and musicians from all genres of music.