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Sports media personality broadcaster Rich Eisen will host the 2023 Marconi Radio Awards Dinner on October 25 during NAB Show New York. Record producer and radio host DJ Scratch, who performed at last year’s event, will provide live music.

iHeartPodcasts announces today that sleep and relaxation podcast, “Nothing Much Happens: Bedtime Stories to Help You Sleep,” joins the iHeartPodcast Network. Since April 2018, “Nothing Much Happens” has delivered peaceful and relaxing content to listeners around the world. The popular series has been widely recognized for its excellence, originality, and production design. As part of the deal, the two will also coproduce and distribute new podcast concepts in English as well as other languages.

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NAB Announces Marconi Finalists

The National Association of Broadcasters announces the finalists for this year’s Marconi Radio Awards. Radio stations and personalities in the spoken-word genre making it as finalists include: Premiere NetworksGeorge Noory and Westwood One’s Rich Eisen in the Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year category. Sportsim talkers Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti of Audacy’s WFAN, New York and George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith of Cumulus Media’s KTCK, Dallas-Ft. Worth are finalists in the Major Market Personality of the Year category. WDBZ, Cincinnati’s Lincoln Ware is a finalist in the Large Market Personality of the Year category and Kayla Blakeslee of Pathfinder Communications’ news/talk WOW, Ft. Wayne and Kevin Miller of Townsquare Media’s KIDO-AM, Boise are finalists in the Medium Market Personality of the Year category. Winners will be announced on October 25 at the Marconi Radio Awards Dinner during NAB Show New York. See the full list here.