Russell Perry To Receive AURN Syd Small Award
June 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM (PT)
AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS (AURN) will present its inaugural SYDNEY L. SMALL award to RUSSEL L M. PERRY, Pres./CEO of PERRY PUBLISHING and BROADCASTING. This is a special award honoring the late SYDNEY L. SMALL, co-chairman of AURN. This year’s 11th Annual Urban Knight Awards will take place during the NAB/RAB “Radio Show” SEPTEMBER 18-20 in ORLANDO, FL.
The URBAN KNIGHT AWARDS are designed to honor those who have significantly improved marketing and sales to the African-American consumer marketplace.
“I could not be more pleased than to present an award bearing SYD’s name,” said JERRY LOPES, AURN Pres./Program Operations and Affiliations. “The URBAN KNIGHT AWARDS event is in many ways like the CEBA Awards (Communication Excellence to Black Audiences) which SYD and his team and THE NATIONAL BLACK NETWORK (NBN) founded back in the late '80s. To give the initial award to RUSSELL PERRY, one of the finest broadcasters in the nation makes it especially rewarding.”
One of the other highlights during a reception on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, will be the induction of ALEX SNIPE, Pres./CEO of GLORY COMMUNICATIONS in COLUMBIA, SC.
Also receiving URBAN KNIGHT AWARDS this year are: JACK BRYANT, Pres./CEO SUPERADIO; MIKE ROBERTS, owner WQMJ MACON, GA.; KAREN SLADE, VP/GM KJLH/LOS ANGELES; SHAWNEEN THOMPSON, VP/GM WFUN/WHHL ST .LOUIS; KIM VASEY, Managing Partner/Dir./Radio Group M; J.R. WILSON, CEO/Pres. WILSON BROADCASTING, DOTHAN, GA.