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April 30, 2012
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NAB Opens 2012 Marconi Award Nomination Window

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters anounced today that it will begin accepting nominations for the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards on May 1. The Marconi Radio Awards recognize overall excellence in radio broadcasting.

To be considered for a 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Award, general managers may nominate their station in the categories of "Station of the Year by Market Size," "Station of the Year by Format," "Personality of the Year by Market Size," "Spanish Format Personality of the Year" and "Legendary Station." Stations may also submit nominations for the category of "Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year."

In an effort to help radio stations build stronger entries, new guidelines have been published.

Nominations must be submitted online and received by May 31. Finalists will be announced in July.

On September 20, the winners will be announced during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Radio Show, held in Dallas (September 19-21).

About the Radio Show
The 2012 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 19-21 in Dallas. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2012 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at www.rab.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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.

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