Join us as NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith kicks off NAB Show.
Join us as NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith kicks off the 2019 NAB Show, the world's largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. The show will include Smith’s State of the Broadcast Industry address and includes the presentation of the Spirit of Broadcasting Award to veteran radio industry reporter Tom Taylor in recognition of his leadership and lasting contributions to broadcasting, and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to entertainment industry legend Alan Alda for his significant contributions to the industry.
Caroline Beasley, NAB Joint Board Chair and CEO, Beasley Media Group
Lynn Comp, VP, Data Center Group, General Manager, Visual Cloud Division at Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
State of the Broadcast Industry Address:
Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters
In his State of the Broadcast Industry remarks, NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith will highlight the unique and vital role of America’s local radio and TV broadcasters – everyday heroes who provide the emergency information, most trusted news and investigative journalism that communities rely on every day. In addition, Smith will address the policies impacting the future growth and success of broadcast radio and television.
Spirit of Broadcasting Award:
Tom Taylor, Tom Taylor Sports Show
NAB will present the Spirit of Broadcasting Award to veteran radio industry reporter Tom Taylor in recognition of his leadership and lasting contributions to broadcasting. Taylor recently retired after a three-decade career covering radio.
NAB Distinguished Service Award:
Alan Alda, Entertainment Industry Legend - Interviewer: Cynthia Littleton, Business Editor, Variety
The NAB Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is given to those who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of broadcasting. For over 60 years, those who have revolutionized the broadcast industry have stepped forward to be recognized. Join us as NAB honors the newest addition to this group of innovators and visionaries. This year’s honoree is entertainment industry legend Alan Alda. Variety Business Editor Cynthia Littleton will join Alda for a keynote conversation.