Steve Harvey moves awards to accommodate fan base

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ATLANTA (AP) — Steve Harvey says moving his annual Neighborhood Awards from Las Vegas to Atlanta would be more economically feasible to attend for his loyal radio listeners.

Harvey is hosting the 12th annual national convention in Atlanta for the first time. The four-day event will be held at Philips Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center. It kicks off Thursday.

The Neighborhood Awards recognizes small-town business people. It is expected to draw about 150,000 attendees.

Harvey calls the cross-country move logical, because 2.1 million listeners of his "Steve Harvey Morning Show" are within a seven-hour drive radius from Atlanta.

Along with a shorter commute, ticket prices are being reduced by half compared to last year's cost of admission.

The initiative behind the awards is to honor people and businesses that uplift their neighborhoods.

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