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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2006
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Marconi Radio Award Nomination Kits Mailed to Stations

--This Year's Awards Will Have Two New Categories; Deadline May 19--

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB has mailed the Marconi Radio Award nomination kits to member stations.  The award represents overall excellence in radio and will be presented September 21 during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the 2006 NAB Radio Show, held in Dallas.

To be considered for a 2006 NAB Marconi Radio Award, general managers may nominate their stations in the "Station of the Year by Market Size" and/or "Station of the Year by Format" categories, as well as one of their outstanding air personalities in the "Personality of the Year by Market Size" category. They may also submit nominations for "Legendary Station of the Year" and "Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year."

New this year is the "Spanish Format Personality of the Year" category, as well as the "Sports" format category.

All nominations must be received no later than May 19 to be eligible.  Stations will be able to submit their nominations online here.

Finalists will be announced in July.

Winners are chosen by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.  The Academy is made up of general managers, program directors, regional radio executives, owners, programming consultants and former radio executives. Those interested in membership into the Academy can contact NAB Radio's Chris Suever at csuever@nab.org or 202-775-3511.

The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 20 - 22 in Dallas, features interactive sessions, special events and exhibits and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available here.

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