FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of today's most successful and multi-faceted artists in the entertainment industry, Nick Cannon is a lifelong fan of RadioShack and credits the retailer with fostering his creative spirit and interest in electronics. Today, Nick Cannon joins RadioShack as the neighborhood electronics store's Chief Creative Officer. Cannon will play an active role in the development of RadioShack-exclusive products as well as helping to further transform the retailer into the must-visit electronics destination, from curating the music selection to performances and events. He will also help the company continue to grow its educational and S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives nationwide. He will maintain an office at RadioShack headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.
Cannon's relationship with RadioShack began at the age of 8, shortly after inheriting his grandfather's stereo equipment. After taking apart the components and not knowing how to put the equipment back together, Cannon turned to his neighborhood RadioShack in San Diego for help. Before long, he learned how to assemble the equipment, and also make modifications so that he had the best sound system in the area.
"RadioShack is a brand that matters," said Nick Cannon. "As a kid, spending time in my neighborhood RadioShack was invaluable. The maker mentality and educational approach taught me a lot and encouraged me to explore my own creativity. In return I wanted to give back by fostering creative pursuits in others, and helping kids move to the next level. I've been able to do that with my company, NCredible, and I'm proud to do even more as Chief Creative Officer for RadioShack."
"Nick Cannon is one of today's most successful personalities in the entertainment industry and the picture of a RadioShack success story," said Michael Tatelman, RadioShack's Chief Marketing Officer. "Throughout our history, RadioShack has sought to inspire, educate and innovate through our different programs and products. With Cannon's innate, innovative drive and authentic connection to RadioShack, he is the perfect person to join our team. RadioShack is back."
Cannon will focus on developing new products to inspire and educate the next generation. Details will be announced in the near future.
"RadioShack and I are going to create a lot of cool things together in the coming months, and I can't wait to tell you all about it," added Nick Cannon.
For more information on RadioShack including the hottest holiday products, visit your neighborhood RadioShack store or shop online at www.RadioShack.com.
RadioShack is a leading national retailer of innovative technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. The neighborhood electronics store offers products and services from top national brands and exclusive private brands as well as mobile services through its wireless partner Sprint, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. Founded in 1921, RadioShack is owned today by General Wireless, Inc., which acquired the storied brand in March 2015. The new RadioShack has over 1,700 company-owned stores, including 1,400 Sprint Stores at RadioShack, and nearly 500 independent dealers located nationwide. Instagram: @radioshack | Twitter: @radioshack | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioShack
About Nick Cannon
For over 20 years, the multi-faceted Nick Cannon has entertained audiences on stage, television and film. As an actor, TV executive producer and host, comedian, writer, director, DJ, entrepreneur, philanthropist and children's book author, Cannon continues to take the industry by storm. Through his highly successful multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, Cannon produces TV and film projects (the upcoming Oxygen show Like a Boss), and a line of consumer products. He will next be seen in Spike Lee's highly anticipated Chi-Raq in theaters December 4th. Additional credits include, Brooklyn 99, Wild N 'Out, America's Got Talent, Bobby, Drumline. Cannon serves as Chairman of TeenNick, CEO of teen magazine Celebrity High, and on the Board of Directors of New York's St. Mary's Children's Hospital, and runs his own charity, Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.