WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the finalists for the 2022 NAB Marconi Radio Awards in a livestreamed video. The winners will be announced October 19 at the Marconi Radio Awards Dinner held during NAB Show New York.
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 finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, brought to you by Xperi, are:
LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, Calif.
KRLD-AM, Dallas, Texas
KTAR-FM, Phoenix, Ariz.
WIVK-FM, Knoxville, Tenn.
WLEN-FM, Adrian, Mich.
LEGENDARY RADIO MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Dr. René Heredia, Guadalupe Radio, Los Angeles, Calif.
Julie Koehn, WLEN-FM, Adrian, Mich.
Pamela McKay, KMJQ-FM, Houston, Texas
Joel Oxley, WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
Steve Wexler, WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, Wis.
NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Erica Campbell, Reach Media, Dallas, Texas
D.L. Hughley, Reach Media, Dallas, Texas
George Noory, Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Dan Patrick, Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Dave Ramsey, Ramsey Media, Franklin, Tenn.
MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, WSCR-AM, Chicago, Ill.
Frank Ski, WALR-FM, Atlanta, Ga.
Greg Hill, WEEI-FM, Boston, Mass.
Mark "Hawkeye" Louis and Michelle Rodriguez, KSCS-FM, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti, WBZ-FM, Boston, Mass.
LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
C4 and Bryan Nehman, WBAL-AM, Baltimore, Md.
Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle, WGRR-FM, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM, Twin Cities, Minn.
Obie Diaz and Ashley Morrison, WWKA-FM, Orlando, Fla.
Tony Katz, WIBC-FM, Indianapolis, Ind.
MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Harlen the Sports Guy & Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, Texas
Kevin Miller, KIDO-AM, Boise, Idaho
Mo & StyckMan, WUSY-FM, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Nancy Wilson and Woody, WHKO-FM, Dayton, Ohio
Roger Todd, Ashley Adams and Michele Silva, WJXB-FM, Knoxville, Tenn.
SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Andrew McKay, WNRP-AM, Pensacola, Fla.
Erin Hart and Chris Blood, KATI-FM, Jefferson City, Mo.
Kelly and Wood, KZPK-FM, St. Cloud, Minn.
Kristin Monica, KTXY-FM, Columbia, Mo.
Liz Del Grosso and Scotty Cox, KCLR-FM, Columbia, Mo.
MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KTCK-AM, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WMMJ-FM, Washington, D.C.
WSB-AM, Atlanta, Ga.
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
WWBX-FM, Boston, Mass.
LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KBCO-FM, Denver, Colo.
KDKA-AM, Pittsburgh, Pa.
WIBC-FM, Indianapolis, Ind.
WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, Ohio
WYCD-FM, Detroit, Mich.
MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WHBC-AM, Canton, Ohio
WJBR-FM, Wilmington, Del.
WOWO-AM, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WSGW-AM, Saginaw, Mich.
WUSY-FM, Chattanooga, Tenn.
SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KCLD-FM, St. Cloud, Minn.
KIK-FM, Alexandria, Minn.
KMON-AM, Great Falls, Mont.
KROX-AM, Crookston, Minn.
WXFL-FM, Florence, Ala.
BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
"American Nightmare Season 2: Murder in a Safe Place," WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
"Behind the Song," WDRV-FM, Chicago, Ill.
"Bloomberg Businessweek," WBBR-AM, New York, N.Y.
"COLD Season 2," KSL-FM, Salt Lake City, Utah
"Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders," KYW, Philadelphia, Pa.
AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KSTP-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
WDUV-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
WFLC-FM, Miami, Fla.
WRMF-FM, Palm Beach, Fla.
WWRM-FM, Tampa Bay, Fla.
CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KTXY-FM, Columbia, Mo.
KRBE-FM, Houston, Texas
WBLI-FM, Long Island, N.Y.
WHYI-FM, Miami, Fla.
WWMX-FM, Baltimore, Md.
CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
WBGG-FM, Miami, Fla.
WBZO-FM, Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.
WMGK-FM, Philadelphia, Pa.
WQLT-FM, Florence, Ala.
WRBQ-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WGLS-FM, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.
WHPC-FM, Nassau Community College, Nassau County, N.Y.
WMSC-FM, Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.
WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
WRRC-FM, Rider University, Trenton, N.J.
COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KATI-FM, Jefferson City, Mo.
KSCS-FM, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WHKO-FM, Dayton, Ohio
WUBE-FM, Cincinnati, Ohio
WXTU-FM, Philadelphia, Pa.
NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, Calif.
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, Okla.
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
WKXW-FM, Trenton, N.J.
WLW-AM, Cincinnati, Ohio
RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
KLTY-FM, Dallas, Texas
WFMV-AM, Columbia, S.C.
WKNZ-FM, Dover, Del.
WMIT-FM, Charlotte, N.C.
WPRS-FM, Washington, D.C.
ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KCMQ-FM, Columbia, Mo.
WBAB-FM, Long Island, N.Y.
WDRV-FM, Chicago, Ill.
WIYY-FM, Baltimore, Md.
WPLR-FM, New Haven, Conn.
SPANISH LANGUAGE STATION OF THE YEAR
KLNV-FM, San Diego, Calif.
KZNO, Los Angeles, Calif.
WOEX-FM, Orlando, Fla.
WYUU-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
WZTU-FM, Miami, Fla.
SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
KNBR-AM, San Francisco, Calif.
WBZ-FM, Boston, Mass.
WIP-FM, Philadelphia, Pa.
WMFS-FM, Memphis, Tenn.
WXYT-FM, Detroit, Mich.
URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WBTJ-FM, Richmond, Va.
WALR-FM, Atlanta, Ga.
WKYS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WMBX-FM, West Palm Beach, Fla.
WWPR-FM, New York, N.Y.
*Updated as of 7/22/2022About NAB