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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2019
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Jamie Enright
202-429-5359


2019 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 26 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, held during the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas, Texas.

The 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards are recognizing two new award categories, "Legendary Manager of the Year" and "Best Radio Station Podcast." Additionally, “Best College Radio Station of the Year,” has been renamed from "Noncommercial Station of the Year.”

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, CA
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
WBAP-AM, Dallas, TX

LEGENDARY MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting, College Station, TX
Charlie Morgan, WQHT-FM, WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, New York, NY
Dan Seeman, Hubbard Twin Cities and Hubbard North, St. Paul, MN
Mark Anderson, WBZZ-FM and WDSY-FM, Pittsburgh, PA
Nick Martin, Big River Broadcasting, Florence, AL

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Bob Lacey & Sheri Lynch, Now Media
Elvis Duran, Premiere Networks
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media, Inc.
Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Networks
Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Ebro Darden, WQHT-FM, New York, NY
Ellen K, KOST-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Felger & Massarotti, WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA
The Musers, KTCK-AM, Dallas, TX

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Crisco, Dez and Ryan, KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN
Jack Harris, WFLA-AM, Tampa, FL
Mercedes Martinez, KMXB-FM, Las Vegas, NV
Mike Calta, WHPT-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
Mojo, WKQI-FM, Detroit, MI

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Brent Lane, WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL
Buzz Jackson, KIIM-FM, Tucson, AZ
Harlen The Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, TX
Jeff and Amanda, WKRZ-FM, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Mike Street, WBTJ-FM, Richmond, VA

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Brent Carl Fleshman, WHUB-FM, Cookeville, TN
Chris and Rosie, WUSQ-FM, Winchester, VA
Glenner Anderson, KXLR-FM, Fairbanks, AK
Scotty and Catryna, KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO
Shags & Trevor, KCMG-FM, Columbia, MO

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WKYS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
WWPR-FM, New York, NY
WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KOA-AM, Denver, CO
KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN
KQMV-FM, Bellevue, WA
WMTX-FM, Tampa, FL
WXTB-FM, Tampa, FL

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KIPR-FM, Little Rock, AR
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
WHKO-FM, Dayton, OH
WKHK-FM, Richmond, VA
WSSL-FM, Greenville, SC

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND
KROX-AM, Crookston, MN
KWYO-AM, Sheridan, WY
WNDH-FM, Napoleon, OH
WXLP-FM, Davenport, IA

BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
"Behind the Song," WDRV-FM, Chicago, IL
"Denied Justice Podcast," WCCO-AM, Minneapolis, MN
"Garage Logic," Hubbard Radio, St. Paul, MN
"On the Table," NET, Lincoln, NE
"What Had Happened Was," WHIO-FM, Dayton, OH

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KODA-FM, Houston, TX
KRWM-FM, Bellevue, WA
WBZZ-FM, Pittsburgh, PA
WMAG-FM, Greensboro, NC
WSHE-FM, Chicago, IL

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KRBE-FM, Houston, TX
KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
WKZL-FM, Greensboro, NC
WQHT-FM, New York, NY
WWPW-FM, Atlanta, GA

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
WMGK-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WMJI-FM, Cleveland, OH
WMMO-FM, Orlando, FL
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WXGL-FM, St. Petersburg, FL

COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WHPC-FM, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
WMSC-FM, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
WRRC-FM, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KILT-FM, Houston, TX
KSCS-FM, Dallas, TX
KUBL-FM, Salt Lake City, UT
KYGO-FM, Denver, CO
WQHK-FM, Fort Wayne, IN

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
KTMY-FM, St. Paul, MN
WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL
WINS-AM, New York, NY
WKXW-FM, Trenton, NJ

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
KKFS-FM, Sacramento, CA
KKJM-FM, St. Cloud, MN
KNWI-FM, West Des Moines, IA
KPWJ-FM, College Station, TX
WRVL-FM, Lynchburg, VA

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KISS-FM, San Antonio, TX
WCSX-FM, Detroit, MI
WIYY-FM, Baltimore, MD
WPLR-FM, New Haven, CT
WRIF-FM, Detroit, MI

SPANISH STATION OF THE YEAR
KLNZ-FM, Phoenix, AZ
KLOL-FM, Houston, TX
KLZT-FM, Austin, TX
WOJO-FM, Chicago, IL
WYUU-FM, Tampa, FL

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
KFXN-FM, Minneapolis, MN
WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
WIP-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WKRK-FM, Cleveland, OH
WXYT-FM, Detroit, MI

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
KBLX-FM, San Francisco, CA
WBLS-FM, New York, NY
WGCI-FM, Chicago, IL
WHQT-FM, Hollywood, FL
WPEG-FM, Charlotte, NC

Press registration for the Radio Show is available here.

For Marconi press information, please contact Jamie Enright at 202-429-5359

*Updated on 7/18/2019.

About the Radio Show
The 2019 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 24-26 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 for the digital age. To learn more about the 2019 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.

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 www.rab.com.