NABOB to remember Sutton, Pendergrass at awards dinner


As it does every year, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) will honor politicians, singers and activists at its annual Communications Awards Dinner on March 19th. But this year special tributes are planned to honor two recently deceased giants: Inner City Broadcasting founder Percy Sutton and singing great Teddy Pendergrass.

The live all-star tribute to Pendergrass will feature Peabo Bryson, Joe, and the Ray Chew Band. Sutton will be remembered in a video tribute.

As for the living legends, R & B artist Maxwell, songwriting and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Gamble and Huff and Grammy award winner Hezekiah Walker are among the honorees at the 26th NABOB Annual Communications Awards Dinner on Friday, March 19th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will also be among the honorees.

“2009 was a significant year for Blacks in the broadcast industry and throughout the entertainment arena — we experienced some major successes, but we lost some true heroes,” said Jim Winston, NABOB Executive Director. “NABOB is proud for this opportunity to celebrate our achievements as we come together to build a stronger future for people of color in our industry,” he added.