Top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley will host the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show on September 7 at the 2017 Radio Show. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the Radio Show will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

Smiley is host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” which has millions of listeners in over 60 markets nationwide and is syndicated by Reach Media Inc, a division of Radio One. The show brings perspective to contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentoring. Smiley’s quick-wit and rapport with program guests and listeners has established him as one of radio’s most popular personalities and comedians.

“Rickey Smiley doesn’t stick to the script, so we’re not sure what he’ll do as host, but be assured that it will be very, very funny!” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “Get a good seat at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards and expect the unexpected.”

In addition to radio and stand-up comedy, Smiley appears on the popular television show “Dish Nation” and TV One’s “Rickey Smiley For Real,” which chronicles his radio career and personal life as a single father. He is also author of the upcoming book “STAND BY YOUR TRUTH: And Then Run For Your Life,” set to be released this fall.

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.