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July 16, 2007
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2007 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – NAB announced today the finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced on September 27 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio, held during The NAB Radio Show at the Charlotte Convention Center.

The finalists are:

Legendary Station
KIRO-AM Seattle, WA
KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA
WRVA-AM Richmond, VA
WWL-AM New Orleans, LA

Network Syndicated Personality of the Year
Delilah, Premiere Radio Networks
Kidd Kraddick, Yea Network
Neal Boortz, Jones Radio Networks
Sean Hannity, ABC Radio Network
Steve Harvey, Premiere Radio Networks

Major Market Station of the Year
KHKS-FM Dallas, TX
KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WGN-AM Chicago, IL
WSB-AM Atlanta, GA

Large Market Station of the Year
KBCO-FM Denver, CO
KIRO-AM Seattle, WA
KSTP-FM Minneapolis, MN
WDVE-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

Medium Market Station of the Year
KGSR-FM Austin, TX
KTTS-FM Springfield, MO
WDEL-AM Wilmington, DE
WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
WWL-AM New Orleans, LA

Small Market Station of the Year
KMRY-AM Cedar Rapids, IA
KOGA-AM Ogallala, NE
KTLO-FM Mountain Home, AR
WAXX-FM Eau Claire, WI

Major Market Personality of the Year
Big Boy, KPWR-FM Los Angeles, CA
Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart, WTMX-FM Chicago, IL
Grandy & Andy, WMAL-AM Washington, DC
Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA
Joe "Butterball" Tamburro, WDAS-FM Philadelphia, PA

Large Market Personality of the Year
Chuck Collier, WGAR-FM Cleveland, OH
Ellen Jaffe, WLYF-FM Miami, FL
Glenn Ordway, WEEI-AM Boston, MA
Matt Siegel, WXKS-FM Boston, MA
Mike Trivisonno, WTAM-AM Cleveland, OH

Medium Market Personality of the Year
Buzz Adams, KLAQ-FM El Paso, TX
Al Caldwell, KLVI-AM Beaumont, TX
Dudley & Bob, KLBJ-FM Austin, TX
Mark & Danielle, WOKQ-FM Portsmouth, NH
Van & Bonnie, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA

Small Market Personality of the Year
Mark Clark, KRCH-FM Rochester, MN
Kate Hayes, KOZT-FM Fort Bragg, CA
Mike McNamara, KNOX-AM Grand Forks, ND
John Mons, KDUZ-AM Hutchinson, MN
Will Payne, Barry Diamond & Van Man, KITX-FM Hugo, OK

Spanish Format Personality of the Year
Luz Maria Briseno, KTNQ-AM Los Angeles, CA
El Chulo, KHHL-FM Austin, TX
Rafael Pulido "El Pistolero," WOJO-FM Chicago, IL
Javier Salas, WRTO-AM Chicago, IL
Rocio Sandoval "La Peligrosa," KSCA-FM Los Angeles, CA

AC Station of the Year
KSTP-FM Minneapolis, MN
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA
WLEN-FM Adrian, MI
WTCB-FM Columbia, SC

CHR Station of the Year
KHKS-FM Dallas, TX
KPWR-FM Los Angeles, CA
KQKS-FM Denver, CO
WNCI-FM Columbus, OH
WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV

Country Station of the Year
KSON-FM San Diego, CA
KTST-FM Oklahoma City, OK
KYKX-FM Longview, TX
WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN

News/Talk Station of the Year
KLBJ-AM Austin, TX
KSL-AM Salt Lake City, UT
WBEN-AM Buffalo, NY
WMAL-AM Washington, DC
WWL-AM New Orleans, LA

Oldies Station of the Year
KBSG-FM Seattle, WA
WCIZ-FM Watertown, NY
WCRE-AM Cheraw, SC
WWSW-FM Pittsburgh, PA

Religious Station of the Year
KFSH-FM Los Angeles, CA
KLTY-FM Dallas, TX
WFMV-FM Columbia, SC
WTLC-AM Indianapolis, IN
WVEL-AM Peoria, IL

Rock Station of the Year
KLBJ-FM Austin, TX
KTCZ-FM Minneapolis, MN
WDVE-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WIXO-FM Peoria, IL
WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA

Spanish Station of the Year
KHHL-FM Austin, TX
KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA
KOND-FM Fresno, CA
KSOL-FM San Francisco, CA

Sports Station of the Year
KFAN-AM Minneapolis, MN
KGME-AM Phoenix, AZ
KTCK-AM Dallas, TX
KWEB-AM Rochester, MN
WWLS-AM Oklahoma City, OK

Urban Station of the Year
KMEL-FM San Francisco, CA
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WHUR-FM Washington, DC
WOWI-FM Norfolk, VA
WVKL-FM Virginia Beach, VA

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. Winners will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Charlotte Convention Center.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio, will be hosted by talk radio personality Glenn Beck of Premiere Radio Networks.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 26 - 28 in Charlotte, 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 at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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