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July 14, 2008

2008 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 18 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during The NAB Radio Show at the Austin Convention Center.

The finalists are:

Legendary Station
KOIT-FM San Francisco, CA
KSTP-FM Minneapolis, MN
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WBT-AM Charlotte, NC
WSM-AM Nashville, TN

Network Syndicated Personality of the Year
Glenn Beck, Premiere Radio Networks
Bob & Sheri, Greater Media Charlotte
Neal Boortz, Cox Radio/Dial Global
Steve Harvey, Premiere Radio Networks
Kidd Kraddick, Yea! Network

Major Market Station of the Year
KBWF-FM San Francisco, CA
KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA
KOIT-FM San Francisco, CA
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WMAL-AM Washington, DC

Large Market Station of the Year
KOA-AM Denver, CO
KSDS-FM San Diego, CA
WEBN-FM Cincinnati, OH
WLNK-FM Charlotte, NC
WSWD-FM Cincinnati, OH

Medium Market Station of the Year
KSTZ-FM Des Moines, IA
WLAV-FM Grand Rapids, MI
WNCT-FM Greenville, NC
WTUE-FM Dayton, OH

Small Market Station of the Year
KAIR-FM Atchison, KS
KBHP-FM Bemidji, MN
WGIL-AM Galesburg, IL

Major Market Personality of the Year
Eric & Kathy, WTMX-FM Chicago, IL
Grandy & Andy, WMAL-AM Washington, DC
John & Ken, KFI-AM Los Angeles, CA
Glenn Ordway, WEEI-AM Boston, MA
Ryan Seacrest, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA

Large Market Personality of the Year
Amos Brown, WTLC-AM Indianapolis, IN
Bob Conners, WTVN-FM Columbus, OH
Cornbread, WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
Kelly, Mudflap & JoJo, KYGO-FM Denver, CO
Moon & Staci, KSTP-FM Minneapolis, MN

Medium Market Personality of the Year
Corey & Jay, KDJE-FM Little Rock, AR
Tony Gates, WLAV-FM Grand Rapids, MI
Dave Kane, WCMF-FM Rochester, NY
Jim Villanucci, KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
Don Weeks, WGY-AM Albany, NY

Small Market Personality of the Year
Mark Clark, KRCH-FM Rochester, MN
George & Katie, WAXX-FM Eau Claire, WI
Kate Hayes, KOZT-FM Fort Bragg, CA
JJ Thomas, KOFM-FM Enid, OK
Will & Barry, KITX-FM Hugo, OK

Spanish Format Personality of the Year

Diamond Boy Luis, KXOL-FM Los Angeles, CA
Los Hijos De La Manana, KTTA-FM Sacramento, CA
Marimar, KMYX-FM Bakersfield, CA
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, KSCA-FM Los Angeles, CA
Omar & Argelia, KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA

AC Station of the Year
KSTZ-FM Des Moines, IA
WJJR-FM Rutland, VT
WLIT-FM Chicago, IL
WTMX-FM Chicago, IL

CHR Station of the Year
KHKS-FM Dallas, TX
WKFS-FM Cincinnati, OH
WKST-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WNCI-FM Columbus, OH
WSTR-FM Atlanta, GA

Country Station of the Year
KMFX-FM Rochester, MN
KSON-FM San Diego, CA
KYGO-FM Denver, CO
KZKX-FM Lincoln, NE
WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN

News/Talk Station of the Year
KFI-AM Los Angeles, CA
KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
WBEN-AM Buffalo, NY
WJBC-AM Bloomington, IL
WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, WI

Oldies Station of the Year
KQQL-FM Minneapolis, MN
WBHF-AM Cartersville, GA
WNCT-FM Greenville, NC
WOLX-FM Madison, WI

Religious Station of the Year
WFMV-FM Columbia, SC
WLIB-FM New York, NY
WMIT-FM Black Mountain, NC
WTLC-AM Indianapolis, IN
WVEL-AM Peoria, IL

Rock Station of the Year
KBZT-FM San Diego, CA
KOZT-FM Fort Bragg, CA
WAPL-FM Appleton, WI
WMGK-FM Philadelphia, PA
WSWD-FM Cincinnati, OH

Spanish Station of the Year
KMYX-FM Bakersfield, CA
KNRV-AM Denver, CO
KNUV-AM Phoenix, AZ
KSCA-FM Los Angeles, CA
KTTA-FM Sacramento, CA

Sports Station of the Year
KESN-FM Dallas, TX
KGME-AM Phoenix, AZ
KXNO-AM Des Moines, IA
WEEI-AM Boston, MA
WGR-AM Buffalo, NY

Urban Station of the Year
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WFXC-FM Raleigh, NC
WHQT-FM Hollywood, FL
WKYS-FM Washington, DC
WPHI-FM Philadelphia, PA

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.

About the NAB Radio Show
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