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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2009
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NAB Marconi Radio Award Nominations Open Today

WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2009 NAB Marconi Radio Awards nomination process is now open. Marconi Radio awards are presented to stations and personalities exemplifying overall excellence in radio broadcasting. General managers can nominate their station for a Marconi Radio Award by market size -- major, large, medium and small -- or by format: AC, CHR, Country, News/Talk, Oldies, Religious, Rock, Spanish, Sports and Urban. Stations may also submit nominations for Legendary Station.

On-air personalities are also eligible for a Marconi Radio Award. Nominations are being accepted based on market size. Additionally, radio personalities can be nominated in the Network/Syndicated Radio Personality and Spanish Format Personality categories.

Stations must submit their nominations online at www.nab.org/awards/marconis. All nominations must be received by May 31. Finalists will be announced in July.

On September 24, the winners will be announced during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at The NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia (September 23-25).

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. Applications for membership into the Academy can be received by contacting NAB Radio's Chris Suever at csuever@nab.org or 202-775-3511.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their 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.