Marconi Award Nominees Announced


Marconi logo_2 Color_no tagIt’s Marconi Awards time again and the nominations are in!  This marks the 20th year that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), one of the groups behind this blog, has issued the awards named for the Nobel Prize winning inventor of radio. I wonder what Guglielmo Marconi would make of the incredible array of talent and content that his invention has brought into people’s lives?

Winners will be announced at the NAB Radio Show, the largest existing annual radio convention,  in Philadelphia this coming September 23-25.

The nominees are as follows:

Legendary Station

  • KKOB-AM/Albuquerque, NM
  • KQRS-FM/Minneapolis, MN
  • WGY-AM/Albany, NY
  • WMJX-FM/Boston, MA
  • WSBT-AM/South Bend, IN

Network Syndicated Personality of the Year

  • Michael Baisden, Citadel Media
  • Bob & Tom, Premiere Radio Networks
  • Steve Harvey, Premiere Radio Networks
  • Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Radio Networks
  • Dave Ramsey, Lampo Group

Major Market Station of the Year

  • KLVE-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • KOIT-FM/San Francisco, CA
  • WBEB-FM/Philadelphia, PA
  • WEEI-AM/Boston, MA
  • WMMR-FM/Philadelphia, PA

Large Market Station of the Year

  • KALC-FM/Denver, CO
  • KATZ-FM/St. Louis, MO
  • KIRO-FM/Seattle, WA
  • KYGO-FM/Denver, CO
  • WIBC-FM/Indianapolis, IN

Medium Market Station of the Year

  • KPEL-FM/Lafayette, LA
  • KTTS-FM/Springfield, MO
  • KUAD-FM/Windsor, CO
  • WHO-AM/Des Moines, IA
  • WJMZ-FM/Greenville, SC

Small Market Station of the Year

  • KBHP-FM/Bemidji, MN
  • KFGO-AM/Fargo, ND
  • KTLO-FM/Mountain Home, AR
  • WJBC-AM/Bloomington, IL
  • WLEN-FM/Adrian, MI

Major Market Personality of the Year

  • Patrick Ellis, WHUR-FM/Washington, DC
  • Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM/New York, NY
  • Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM/Philadelphia, PA
  • Matt Siegel, WXKS-FM/Boston, MA
  • JoJo Wright, KIIS-FM/Los Angeles, CA

Large Market Personality of the Year

  • Bill Cunningham, WLW-AM/Cincinnati, OH
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman, WFMS-FM/Indianapolis, IN
  • Johnjay & Rich, KZZP-FM/Phoenix, AZ
  • Terri Stacy, WIBC-FM/Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Trivisonno, WTAM-AM/Cleveland, OH

Medium Market Personality of the Year

  • John “B-Man” Beaulieu, WTUE-FM/Dayton, OH
  • Brian Gary and Todd Harding, KUAD-FM/Windsor, CO
  • Catey Hill, WJBR-FM/Wilmington, DE
  • Jon Justice, KQTH-FM/Tucson, AZ
  • Van & Bonnie, WHO-AM/Des Moines, IA

Small Market Personality of the Year

  • Joel Heitkamp, KFGO-AM/Fargo, ND
  • Brian Lee, KZOQ-FM/Missoula, MT
  • Bob Murray, WTAX-AM/Springfield, IL
  • Lacy Neff, WVAQ-FM/Morgantown, WV
  • Will Payne and Barry Diamond, KITX-FM/Hugo, OK

Spanish Format Personality of the Year

  • Alberto Alegre, KSAH-AM/San Antonio, TX
  • Raul Brindis, KLTN-FM/Houston, TX
  • Amalia Gonzalez, KRCD-FM, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hijos De La Manana, KTTA-FM/Sacramento, CA
  • Omar & Argelia, KLVE-FM/Los Angeles, CA

AC Station of the Year

  • KSFI-FM/Salt Lake City, UT
  • KSTP-FM/Minneapolis, MN
  • WBEB-FM/Philadelphia, PA
  • WJYE-FM/Buffalo, NY
  • WNSN-FM/South Bend, IN

CHR Station of the Year

  • KDWB-FM/Minneapolis, MN
  • KIIS-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • KPWR-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • WKST-FM/Pittsburgh, PA
  • WVAQ-FM/Morgantown, WV

Country Station of the Year

  • KITX-FM/Hugo, OK
  • KYGO-FM/Denver, CO
  • KZKX-FM/Lincoln, NE
  • WKDQ-FM/Evansville, IN
  • WUBE-FM/Cincinnati, OH

News/Talk Station of the Year

  • KGO-AM/San Francisco, CA
  • KIRO-FM/Seattle, WA
  • KLBJ-AM/Austin, TX
  • KOA-AM/Denver, CO
  • WGN-AM/Chicago, IL

Oldies Station of the Year

  • KLOU-FM/St. Louis, MO
  • WBHF-AM/Cartersville, GA
  • WMXJ-FM/Miami, FL
  • WODZ-FM/Marcy, NY
  • WWSW-FM/Pittsburgh, PA

Religious Station of the Year

  • KFSH-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • KKLA-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • KLRC-FM/Siloam Springs, AR
  • KLTY-FM/Dallas, TX
  • WFMV-FM/Columbia, SC

Rock Station of the Year

  • KLAQ-FM/El Paso, TX
  • KQRS-FM/Minneapolis, MN
  • WDVE-FM/Pittsburgh, PA
  • WPLR-FM/Milford, CT
  • WSFL-FM/New Bern, NC

Spanish Station of the Year

  • KBDR-FM/Laredo, TX
  • KINT-FM/El Paso, TX
  • KLNZ-FM/Phoenix, AZ
  • KLVE-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  • KRCD-FM, Los Angeles, CA

Sports Station of the Year

  • KBUN-AM/Bemidji, MN
  • KNML-AM/Albuquerque, NM
  • KPEL-AM/Lafayette, LA
  • KWEB-AM/Rochester, MN
  • WGR-AM/Buffalo, NY

Urban Station of the Year

  • KATZ-FM/St. Louis, MO
  • KBLX-FM/San Francisco, CA
  • KDHT-FM/Austin, TX
  • KMJM-FM/St. Louis, MO
  • WJMZ-FM/Greenville, SC


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