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September 15, 2011

2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

CHICAGO -- Winners of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Chicago, Illinois.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. This year's NAB Marconi Radio Award recipients are:

Legendary Station
WTOP-FM Washington, D.C.

AC Station of the Year
WMGX-FM South Portland, ME 

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks

CHR Station of the Year
KPWR-FM Los Angeles, CA

Major Market Station of the Year
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA

Country Station of the Year
KYGO-FM Denver, CO

Large Market Station of the Year
WCCO-AM Minneapolis, MN

News/Talk Station of the Year
WSB-AM Atlanta, GA

Medium Market Station of the Year
WDEL-AM Wilmington, DE

Oldies Station of the Year
WOMC-FM Detroit, MI

Small Market Station of the Year
WLEN-FM Adrian, MI

Religious Station of the Year

Major Market Personality of the Year
Kevin and Bean, KROQ-FM Los Angeles, CA

Rock Station of the Year
WAPL-FM Green Bay, WI

Large Market Personality of the Year
Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM Minneapolis, MN

Spanish Station of the Year
KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA

Medium Market Personality of the Year
Van and Bonnie, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA

Sports Station of the Year
WBZ-FM Boston, MA

Small Market Personality of the Year
Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas, WIKY-FM, Evansville, IN

Urban Station of the Year
WHUR-FM Washington, D.C.

Spanish Format Personality of the Year
Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, KMVK-FM Dallas, TX


Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show was hosted by Premiere Network's Elvis Duran from Z100 in New York. The show also featured a performance by Arista Nashville country music artist Ronnie Dunn.

About the Radio Show
The 2011 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 14-16 in Chicago. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2011 Radio Show, visit

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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