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September 20, 2012

2012 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

DALLAS -- Winners of the 2012 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 Dallas, TX.

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
KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN

AC Station of the Year
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Dan Patrick, Direct TV/Premiere Networks

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

Major Market Station of the Year
WTOP-FM Washington, D.C.

Country Station of the Year
WYCD-FM Detroit, MI

Large Market Station of the Year
KSON-FM San Diego, CA

News/Talk Station of the Year
WTOP-FM Washington, D.C.

Medium Market Station of the Year
WHO-AM Des Moines, IA

Oldies Station of the Year
WOGL-FM Philadelphia, PA

Small Market Station of the Year
WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV

Religious Station of the Year
KLTY-FM Dallas, TX

Major Market Personality of the Year
Mike Francesa, WFAN-AM New York, NY

Rock Station of the Year
KINK-FM Portland, OR

Large Market Personality of the Year
Moon and Staci, KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN

Spanish Station of the Year
KMVK-FM Dallas, TX

Medium Market Personality of the Year
Jan Mickelson, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA

Sports Station of the Year
WEEI-FM Boston, MA

Small Market Personality of the Year
Scotty and Carissa in the Morning, KCLR-FM Columbia, MO

Urban Station of the Year
WBLS-FM New York, NY

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 Edgar 'Shoboy' Sotelo of CBS Radio's KMVK-FM in Dallas. The show also featured a performance by Island Records' Grammy Award-Winning artist Melissa Etheridge.

About the Radio Show
The 2012 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is being held September 19-21 in Dallas. 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 2012 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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