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  • 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

     Ralph Hajik updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Ralph Hajik

    August 4, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas.

    The Marconi Reception will begin immediately following Wednesday’s “Putting Podcasting to Work for Local Revenue and Marketing” session. A ticket to the Marconi Reception is included with Radio Show registration.

    Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards is the industry’s signature awards program.

    This year’s NAB Marconi Radio Award finalists are:

    LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
    WNCX-FM, Cleveland, OH
    WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
    KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    KYGO-FM, Denver, CO
    WHUR-FM, Washington, DC

    LEGENDARY MANAGER OF THE YEAR
    Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting
    Joel Oxley, WTOP-FM
    Joe Bell, Beasley Media Group
    Ben Mevorach, WINS-AM
    Mimi Brown, WEQX-FM

    NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    DL Hughley, Reach Media, Inc.
    George Noory, Premiere Networks
    Rickey Smiley, Reach Media, Inc.
    DJ Digital – XXL Higher Level Radio, Townsquare Media Group
    Ace & TJ Button, iHeartRadio

    MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    Joe Soto, WVAZ-FM, Chicago, IL
    Ellen K, KOST-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    The Musers, Dunham, Miller & Keith, KTCK-AM, Dallas, TX
    Melissa Forman, WLIT-FM, Chicago, IL
    Hawkeye in the Morning, KSCS-FM, Dallas, TX

    LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    Jack Harris, WFLA-AM, Tampa, FL
    Ann Kelly, WDUV-FM, Tampa Bay, FL
    C4 and Bryan Nehman, WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
    Mike Calta, WHPT-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
    Dan Mandis, WWTN-FM, Nashville, TN

    MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    Dan Potter, KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
    Kevin Miller, KIDO-AM, Boise, ID
    Harlen the Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, TX
    Simon Conway, WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA
    Buzz Jackson, KIIM-FM, Tucson, AZ

    SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    Cosmo and Lauren, KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
    Chris and Rosie, WUSQ-FM, Winchester, VA
    John Raynar, KKHJ-FM, Pago Pago, AS
    Brian Lee and Chris Wolfe, KZOQ-FM, Missoula, MT
    Frito and Katy, KNDE-FM, College Station, TX

    MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
    WQHT-FM, New York, NY
    WKYS-FM, Washington, DC
    WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
    KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA
    WINS-AM, New York, NY

    LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
    KTMY-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
    WALK-FM, Long Island, NY
    WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
    WVKL-FM, Norfolk, VA
    WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH

    MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
    WSGW-AM, Saginaw/Bay City, Midland, MI
    KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
    WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA
    WHBC-AM, Canton, OH
    WERO-FM, New Bern, NC

    SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
    KVOM-FM, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
    WJJY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    WFMD-AM, Frederick, MD
    WTAW-AM, College Station, TX
    WNRP-AM, Pensacola, FL

    BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
    “We Need to Talk,” WGTS-FM, Washington, DC
    “Pregnancy Pearls,” Audacy
    “Garage Logic,” Hubbard Radio
    “Purple Daily,” KSTP-AM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    “Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis,” Premiere Radio Networks

    AC STATION OF THE YEAR
    WLTW-FM, New York, NY
    WTMX-FM, Chicago, IL
    WREW-FM, Cincinnati, OH
    KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN
    KOIT-FM, San Francisco, CA

    CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
    KNDE-FM, College Station, TX
    KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
    WHTZ-FM, New York, NY
    WPOI-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
    WBLI-FM, Long Island, NY

    CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
    KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
    WCBS-FM, New York, NY
    WMGK-FM, Philadelphia, PA
    WXGL-FM, St. Petersburg, FL

    COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
    WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
    WMSC-FM, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
    WRRC-FM, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
    WPSC-FM, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
    WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

    COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
    WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL
    WXFL-FM, Florence, AL
    KNUC-FM, Seattle, WA
    KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO
    WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI

    NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
    WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
    WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
    KSSZ-FM, Columbia, MO
    WLW-AM, Cincinnati, OH
    KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA

    RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
    WGRB-AM, Chicago, IL
    KKJM-FM, St. Cloud, MN
    WGTS-FM, Washington, DC
    KLTY-FM, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX
    KFIA-AM, Sacramento, CA

    ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
    KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    WPLR-FM, New Haven, CT
    WGBF-FM, Evansville, IN
    WIYY-FM, Baltimore, MD
    KCMQ-FM, Columbia, MO

    SPANISH STATION OF THE YEAR
    KLLI-FM, Los Angeles, CA
    WXNY-FM, New York, NY
    KLNV-FM, San Diego, CA
    WLZL-FM, Washington, DC

    SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
    WMFS-FM, Memphis, TN
    KXNO-AM, Des Moines, IA
    WIP-FM, Philadelphia, PA
    KTCK-AM, Dallas, TX
    WXYT-FM, Detroit, MI

    URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
    WALR-FM, Atlanta, GA
    WGCI-FM, Chicago, IL
    WEDR-FM, Miami, FL
    WWPR-FM, New York, NY
    WMBX-FM, West Palm Beach, FL

    Ralph Hajik
    RJTravelMedia
    Happy & Safe Travels


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