NAB Show Luncheon Welcomes Kim Komando

Radio host and Web entrepreneur Kim Komando will deliver the keynote speech at today’s NAB Show Radio Luncheon.

The luncheon, which takes place 12:30–2 p.m. and is sponsored by ASCAP, will also include the presentation of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards honoring local radio stations for their commitment to community service, and induct ESPN’s Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Highly regarded in the talk radio community, Komando hosts the “The Kim Komando Show,” a weekly radio program focused on how consumers can best integrate advancements in digital technology into their daily lives. The show is carried on more than 435 radio stations every weekend, with an estimated reach of 6.5 million listeners.

In addition, Komando hosts a daily “Digital Minute” news report that is broadcast on radio, has written numerous books and has a weekly USA Today column that covers digital lifestyle topics from how to buy a smartphone, tablet or TV to news updates on the latest data security issues.

She received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host in 2007, and in 2009 was named “Woman of the Year” by Talkers Magazine.

“For over 20 years, Kim Komando has helped consumers navigate complicated new technologies, and in the process has grown an enormous fan base,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “Her unique perspective as a successful radio personality and technology expert is sure to be a highlight for luncheon attendees.”

Also during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, Golic and Greenberg, hosts of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning show “Mike & Mike,” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Since 2000, “Mike & Mike” has covered top sports news, games and drama. The show airs weekday mornings and is available on ESPN Radio and on ESPN affiliates across the country. See page 36 for more information on “Mike & Mike.”

“Golic and Greenberg, with their mix of sports savvy and humor, have been informing and entertaining fans for 15 years,” said David. “The two have seamlessly combined their passion for sports with radio, and we are honored to add them to our distinguished Hall of Fame.”

Previous NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees include Paul Harvey, Kevin and Bean, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey, Wolfman Jack, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Uecker, Ron Chapman, Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Harry Caray and numerous other broadcast icons.