2017 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

Winners of the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday (9/7) night at the 28th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Xperi and held at the Radio Show in Austin.

Marconi Radio AwardsEstablished 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 of the Year: WCBS-AM, New York, NY

AC Station of the Year: WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year: Rickey Smiley, Reach Media Inc.

CHR Station of the Year: KRBE-FM, Houston, TX

Major Market Personality of the Year: Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM, New York, NY

Classic Hits Station of the Year: WPBG-FM, Peoria, IL

Large Market Personality of the Year: Linda Lee, WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI

Country Station of the Year: KPLX-FM, Dallas, TX

Medium Market Personality of the Year: Steve McIntosh & Ted Woodward, KNSS-FM, Wichita, KS

News/Talk Station of the Year: WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL

Small Market Personality of the Year: Ken Thomas, WJJY-FM, Brainerd, MN

Non-commercial Station of the Year: WRHU-FM, Hempstead, NY

Major Market Station of the Year: WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.

Religious Station of the Year: WLIB-AM, New York, NY

Large Market Station of the Year: WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH

Rock Station of the Year: KSHE-FM, St. Louis, MO

Medium Market Station of the Year: KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK

Sports Station of the Year: KTCK-FM, Dallas, TX

Small Market Station of the Year: KNDE-FM, College Station, TX

Urban Station of the Year: WHQT-FM, Miami, FL

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.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning country music band Asleep at the Wheel. Top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley served as the event’s emcee.

Additional information about the 2017 Radio Show is available here.

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