Glenn Beck Wins 2008 Marconi Award

September 19, 2008 (New York, NY) – Glenn Beck received the 2008 Marconi Award for Network Syndicated Personality of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters. The Award was announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner. Beck’s self-titled national show “The Glenn Beck Program,” syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, launched nationally on 47 stations in January 2002. Beck’s show is now heard on over 300 stations nationwide, and is the 3rd most listened to talk show in America among adults 25-54.

“I am so proud to be associated with the legendary broadcasters that have been honored with a Marconi,” said Beck. “In many ways I am still the 8-year-old kid who listened to Paul Harvey's voice come out of my dad’s radio at our bakery. I didn't want to be in radio for any other reason than that voice could paint pictures that no other medium could. To Mr. Harvey, all the people that helped early on and still help me today, Wow. Thanks.”

President of Premiere Radio Networks Charlie Rahilly stated, "Glenn's conversation with millions of Americans weekly on The Glenn Beck Program, which also extends itself through television and best-selling books, makes him a familiar voice in our culture. We salute his work, creativity, and humor, and congratulate him on this genuine recognition by our industry."

Previous Marconi award winners in the “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” category include Paul Harvey, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity.

Beck started in radio at age 13 and at age 18 had a Top 40 morning show in several major markets, but his career stalled when he suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. He turned his life around and decided to pursue talk radio, beginning with an 18th placed show in Tampa, Florida. Glenn took it to #1 within his first year and received an offer from Premiere Radio Networks to go national.


About Glenn Beck


Glenn Beck is the host and star of the third most listened-to radio show in America, as well as Headline News’ Glenn Beck, one of the fastest-growing TV shows in cable news. Beck is author of two books, including the recent #1 New York Times Best Seller “An Inconvenient Book.” Known for his quick wit and engaging personality, Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 300 stations nationwide and on XM Satellite Radio. For more information, visit http://www.glennbeck.com.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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