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July 20, 2009

2009 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 24 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the NAB Radio Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The finalists are:

Legendary Station
KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
KQRS-FM Minneapolis, MN
WGY-AM Albany, NY
WMJX-FM Boston, MA
WSBT-AM South Bend, IN

Network Syndicated Personality of the Year
Michael Baisden, Citadel Media
Bob & Tom, Premiere Radio Networks
Steve Harvey, Premiere Radio Networks
Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Radio Networks
Dave Ramsey, Lampo Group

Major Market Station of the Year
KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA
KOIT-FM San Francisco, CA
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA
WEEI-AM Boston, MA
WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA

Large Market Station of the Year
KALC-FM Denver, CO
KATZ-FM St. Louis, MO
KIRO-FM Seattle, WA
KYGO-FM Denver, CO
WIBC-FM Indianapolis, IN

Medium Market Station of the Year
KPEL-FM Lafayette, LA
KTTS-FM Springfield, MO
KUAD-FM Windsor, CO
WHO-AM Des Moines, IA
WJMZ-FM Greenville, SC

Small Market Station of the Year
KBHP-FM Bemidji, MN
KTLO-FM Mountain Home, AR
WJBC-AM Bloomington, IL
WLEN-FM Adrian, MI

Major Market Personality of the Year
Patrick Ellis, WHUR-FM Washington, DC
Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM New York, NY
Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA
Matt Siegel, WXKS-FM Boston, MA
JoJo Wright, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA

Large Market Personality of the Year
Bill Cunningham, WLW-AM Cincinnati, OH
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman, WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
Johnjay & Rich, KZZP-FM Phoenix, AZ
Terri Stacy, WIBC-FM Indianapolis, IN
Mike Trivisonno, WTAM-AM Cleveland, OH

Medium Market Personality of the Year
John "B-Man" Beaulieu, WTUE-FM Dayton, OH
Brian Gary and Todd Harding, KUAD-FM Windsor, CO
Catey Hill, WJBR-FM Wilmington, DE
Jon Justice, KQTH-FM Tucson, AZ
Van & Bonnie, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA

Small Market Personality of the Year
Joel Heitkamp, KFGO-AM Fargo, ND
Brian Lee, KZOQ-FM Missoula, MT
Bob Murray, WTAX-AM Springfield, IL
Lacy Neff, WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV
Will Payne and Barry Diamond, KITX-FM Hugo, OK

Spanish Format Personality of the Year
Alberto Alegre, KSAH-AM San Antonio, TX
Raul Brindis, KLTN-FM Houston, TX
Amalia Gonzalez, KRCD-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Hijos De La Manana, KTTA-FM Sacramento, CA
Omar & Argelia, KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA

AC Station of the Year
KSFI-FM Salt Lake City, UT
KSTP-FM Minneapolis, MN
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA
WJYE-FM Buffalo, NY
WNSN-FM South Bend, IN

CHR Station of the Year
KDWB-FM Minneapolis, MN
KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA
KPWR-FM Los Angeles, CA
WKST-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV

Country Station of the Year
KYGO-FM Denver, CO
KZKX-FM Lincoln, NE
WKDQ-FM Evansville, IN
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

News/Talk Station of the Year
KGO-AM San Francisco, CA
KIRO-FM Seattle, WA
KLBJ-AM Austin, TX
KOA-AM Denver, CO
WGN-AM Chicago, IL

Oldies Station of the Year
KLOU-FM St. Louis, MO
WBHF-AM Cartersville, GA
WWSW-FM Pittsburgh, PA

Religious Station of the Year
KFSH-FM Los Angeles, CA
KKLA-FM Los Angeles, CA
KLRC-FM Siloam Springs, AR
KLTY-FM Dallas, TX
WFMV-FM Columbia, SC

Rock Station of the Year
KQRS-FM Minneapolis, MN
WDVE-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WPLR-FM Milford, CT
WSFL-FM New Bern, NC

Spanish Station of the Year
KBDR-FM Laredo, TX
KLNZ-FM Phoenix, AZ
KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA
KRCD-FM, Los Angeles, CA

Sports Station of the Year
KBUN-AM Bemidji, MN
KNML-AM Albuquerque, NM
KPEL-AM Lafayette, LA
KWEB-AM Rochester, MN
WGR-AM Buffalo, NY

Urban Station of the Year
KATZ-FM St. Louis, MO
KBLX-FM San Francisco, CA
KDHT-FM Austin, TX
KMJM-FM St. Louis, MO
WJMZ-FM Greenville, SC

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

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