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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2017
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2017 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Experi and held during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin.

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
WBLS-FM, New York, NY
WQHT-FM, New York, NY
KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, CA

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Kim Komando, WestStar Multimedia Entertainment
Elvis Duran, Premiere Networks
Raul Molina, Sylvia del Valle & Andres Maldonado, Univision Radio
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media
Sean Hannity, Premiere Networks

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Valentine in the Morning, KBIG-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM, New York, NY
Big Boy, KRRL-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Raul Brindis, KLTN-FM, Houston, TX
Omar “Omarcillo” Ramos, WVIX-FM, Chicago, IL

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Linda Lee, WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI
The Jason and Deb Show, KROX-FM, Austin, TX
Bert Baron, WCTC-AM, New Brunswick, NJ
Dave Smiley, WZPL-FM, Greenfield, IN
Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM, Minneapolis, MN

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
The Hawk & Tom Morning Show, WFBC-FM, Greenville, SC
Clovia Lawrence, WKJS-FM, Richmond, VA
Erica Viking and The Hoff, KIOT-FM, Albuquerque, NM
Steve McIntosh & Ted Woodward, KNSS-AM, Wichita, KS
The Dan and Dude Show, WQHK-FM, Fort Wayne, IN

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Joel Heitkamp, KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND
Ken Thomas, WJJY-FM, Brainerd, MN
Dennis Mitchell & Michelle Cruz, WROZ-FM, Lancaster, PA
Shags & Trevor, KCMQ-FM, Columbia, MO
Cosmo, KTXY-FM, Jefferson City, MO

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
WFAN-FM, New York, NY
KKBQ-FM, Houston, TX
WHTZ-FM, New York, NY
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WRIF-FM, Detroit, MI
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
KQMV-FM, Seattle, WA
WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH
KYGO-FM, Denver, CO

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL
WHBC-AM, Canton, OH
WPLR-FM, New Haven, CT
WMEE-FM, Fort Wayne, IN

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KNUJ-AM, New Ulm, MN
WNSN-FM, South Bend, IN
KWYO-AM, Sheridan, WY
KNDE-FM, College Station, TX
KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WKJY-FM, Farmingdale, NY
WMEE-FM, Fort Wayne, IN
KBPA-FM, Austin, TX
WMJX-FM, Boston, MA

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KRBE-FM, Houston, TX
WVAQ-FM, Morgantown, WV
WBLI-FM, West Babylon, NY
WKZL-FM, Greensboro, NC
WPOI-FM, Saint Petersburg, FL

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WCBS-FM, New York, NY
KONO-FM, San Antonio, TX
WPBG-FM, Peoria, IL
WMMO-FM, Orlando, FL

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
WUBE-FM, Cincinnati, OH
WIL-FM, St. Louis, MO
WWKA-FM, Orlando, FL
KPLX-FM, Dallas, TX
WXTU-FM, Philadelphia, PA

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
WKXW-FM, Trenton, NJ
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL

NONCOMMERCIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
KPCW-FM, Park City, UT
WRHU-FM, Hempstead, NY
WSDP-FM, Plymouth, MI
WMSC-FM, Montclair, NJ
WPSC-FM, Wayne, NJ

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
WPRS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WLIB-AM, New York, NY
WMIT-FM, Black Mountain, NC
KKLA-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WNNL-FM, Raleigh/Durham, NC

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KSHE-FM, St. Louis, MO
KROX-FM, Austin, TX
WBAB-FM, West Babylon, NY
KPNT-FM, St. Louis, MO
WPLR-FM, Milford, CT

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
WPEN-FM, Philadelphia, PA
KTCK-FM, Dallas, TX
WEEI-FM, Boston, MA
WXOS-FM, St. Louis, MO
WBZ-FM, Boston, MA

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WBLS-FM, New York, NY
WHQT-FM, Coral Gables, FL
WCFB-FM, Orlando, FL
WZFX-FM, Fayetteville, NC
WWPR-FM, New York, NY

News media registration is available here.

For Marconi press information, please contact Dan Lemle at 202-429-5481.

About the Radio Show
The 2017 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 in Austin. 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 for the digital age. To learn more about the 2017 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.

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 www.nab.org.