2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
Chicago’s Roe Conn is the host of the The Roe Report on United Stations Radio Networks and also hosts his own afternoon drive talk show on WLS-AM in Chicago. A Chicago native, Mr. Conn continues to be one of the city’s top-rated radio personalities. He has been recognized by Talkers Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America” and received the prestigious Radio and Records Industry Achievement Award for the Best Local Talk Show Host in America.
Mr. Conn is very committed to law enforcement and serving his community. He produces and hosts an annual concert to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he fundraises for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, the Illinois Crime Commission, and the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Mr. Conn is also a member of the board of directors for the USO of Illinois.
Both the Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Marine Corps have recognized him for his dedication, making him a Gold Star member of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and an honorary member of the Marine Corps League.
Mr. Conn has also done extensive work with the FBI and has invited the special agent in charge and other office personnel to appear on his show. He served as the master of ceremonies for the FBI’s 100th anniversary celebration and donated to the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association, which sponsored the event.