PHILADELPHIA -- Winners of the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia.
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:
KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
|AC Station of the Year
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA
|Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Dave Ramsey, The Lampo Group
|CHR Station of the Year
WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV
|Major Market Station of the Year
WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA
|Country Station of the Year
KYGO-FM Denver, CO
|Large Market Station of the Year
WIBC-FM Indianapolis, IN
|News/Talk Station of the Year
WGN-AM Chicago, IL
|Medium Market Station of the Year
WHO-AM Des Moines, IA
|Oldies Station of the Year
WMXJ-FM Miami, FL
|Small Market Station of the Year
WJBC-AM Bloomington, IL
|Religious Station of the Year
KLTY-FM Dallas, TX
|Major Market Personality of the Year
Matt Siegel, WXKS-FM Boston MA
|Rock Station of the Year
KQRS-FM Minneapolis, MN
|Large Market Personality of the Year
Bill Cunningham, WLW-AM Cincinnati, OH
|Spanish Station of the Year
KLVE-FM Los Angeles, CA
|Medium Market Personalities of the Year
Van & Bonnie, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA
|Sports Station of the Year
WGR-AM Buffalo, NY
|Small Market Personality of the Year
Lacy Neff, WVAQ-FM Morgantown, WV
|Urban Station of the Year
WJMZ-FM Greenville, SC
|Spanish Format Personality of the Year
Alberto Alegre, KSAH-AM San Antonio, TX
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show was hosted by Laura Ingraham, host of Talk Radio Network's "The Laura Ingraham Show." The show also featured a live performance by renowned R&B artist Brian McKnight, host of Citadel Media Networks' "The Brian McKnight Show."
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, Sept. 23-25 in Philadelphia, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes.
Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Radio Show. Click here for additional information.
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.