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September 18, 2008
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2008 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

AUSTIN -- Winners of the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show sponsored by Broadcast Interactive Media. The dinner was held at The NAB Radio Show in Austin.

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.

This year's NAB Marconi Radio Award recipients are:

Legendary Station
WSM-AM Nashville, TN

AC Station of the Year
WTMX-FM Chicago, IL

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year

Glenn Beck, Premiere Radio Networks

CHR Station of the Year

KHKS-FM Dallas, TX

Major Market Station of the Year

WMAL-AM Washington, DC

Country Station of the Year

WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN

Large Market Station of the Year

KOA-AM Denver, CO

News/Talk Station of the Year

KFI-AM Los Angeles, CA

Medium Market Station of the Year

WLAV-FM Grand Rapids, MI

Oldies Station of the Year

KQQL-FM Minneapolis, MN

Small Market Station of the Year

WGIL-AM Galesburg, IL

Religious Station of the Year

WMIT-FM Black Mountain, NC

Major Market Personality of the Year

Ryan Seacrest, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA

Rock Station of the Year

WAPL-FM Appleton, WI

Large Market Personalities of the Year

Kelly, Mudflap & JoJo, KYGO-FM Denver, CO

Spanish Station of the Year

KSCA-FM Los Angeles, CA

Medium Market Personality of the Year

Tony Gates, WLAV-FM Grand Rapids, MI

Sports Station of the Year

WEEI-AM Boston, MA

Small Market Personalities of the Year

George & Katie, WAXX-FM Eau Claire, WI

Urban Station of the Year

WBLS-FM New York, NY

Spanish Format Personality of the Year

Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, KSCA-FM Los Angeles, CA

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show was hosted by Billy Bush, host of Westwood One's "The Billy Bush Show" and co-anchor of Access Hollywood. The show also featured performances by John Arthur Martinez, Sarah Pierce and Seth Walker, three talented artists from the Austin music community.

Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 17 - 19 in Austin, featured interactive sessions, special events and exhibits and was 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 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


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