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NAB Announces New Marconi Categories, 2019 Finalists

The winners will be recognized Sept. 26 during the Radio Show in Dallas

Marconi awardThe National Association of Broadcasters has released a list of the stations and personalities who made the cut as finalists for the 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards.

The prestigious broadcast award program has added two new categories “Legendary Manager of the Year” and “Best Radio Station Podcast” and also rechristened the “Noncommercial Station of the Year;” the category’s new name is “Best College Radio Station of the Year.”

Without further ado…

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR

KCBS(AM), San Francisco

KNX(AM), Los Angeles 

KRTH(FM), Los Angeles

WBAL(AM), Baltimore 

WBAP(AM), Dallas

LEGENDARY MANAGER OF THE YEAR 

Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting, College Station, Texas

Charlie Morgan, WQHT(FM), WBLS(FM) and WLIB(AM), New York

Dan Seeman, Hubbard Twin Cities and Hubbard North, St. Paul 

Mark Anderson, WBZZ(FM) and WDSY(FM), Pittsburgh

Nick Martin, Big River Broadcasting, Florence, Ala.

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Bob Lacey & Sheri Lynch, Now Media 

Elvis Duran, Premiere Networks 

Rickey Smiley, Reach Media, Inc. 

Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Networks 

Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks 

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Ebro Darden, WQHT(FM), New York

Ellen K, KOST(FM)/KBIG(FM), Los Angeles

Felger & Massarotti, WBZ(FM), Boston

Preston & Steve, WMMR(FM), Philadelphia

The Musers, KTCK(AM), Dallas

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Crisco, Dez and Ryan, KSTP(FM), St. Paul

Jack Harris, WFLA(AM), Tampa, Fla. 

Mercedes Martinez, KMXB(FM), Las Vegas, Nev.

Mike Calta, WHPT(FM), St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mojo, WKQI(FM), Detroit

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Brent Lane, WYCT(FM), Pensacola, Fla.

Buzz Jackson, KIIM(FM), Tucson

Harlen The Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob, KYKX(FM), Tyler, Texas

Jeff and Amanda, WKRZ(FM), Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Mike Street, WBTJ(FM), Richmond

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Brent Carl Fleshman, WHUB(FM), Cookeville, Tenn.

Chris and Rosie, WUSQ(FM), Winchester, Va.

Glenner Anderson, KXLR(FM), Fairbanks, Alaska

Scotty and Catryna, KCLR(FM), Columbia, Mo.

Shags & Trevor, KCMG(FM), Columbia, Mo.

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR 

KIIS(FM), Los Angeles

WKYS(FM), Washington

WTOP(FM), Washington

WWPR(FM), New York

WYCD(FM), Detroit 

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR 

KOA(AM), Denver

KSTP(FM), St. Paul 

KQMV(FM), Bellevue, Wash. 

WMTX(FM), Tampa, Fla.

WXTB(FM), Tampa, Fla.

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR 

KIPR(FM), Little Rock

KRMG(FM), Tulsa, Ola. 

WHKO(FM), Dayton, Ohio 

WKHK(FM), Richmond 

WSSL(FM), Greenville, S.C. 

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR 

KFGO(AM), Fargo, N.D. 

KROX(AM), Crookston, Minn. 

KWYO(AM), Sheridan, Wy. 

WNDH(FM), North Canton, Ohio

WXLP(FM), Davenport, Iowa 

BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR 

“Behind the Song,” WDRV(FM), Chicago

“Denied Justice Podcast,” WCCO(AM), Minneapolis

“Garage Logic,” Hubbard Radio, St. Paul

“On the Table,” NET, Lincoln, Neb.

“What Had Happened Was,” WHIO(FM), Dayton, Ohio

AC STATION OF THE YEAR 

KODA(FM), Houston, TX

KRWM(FM), Bellevue, Wash.

WBZZ(FM), Pittsburgh

WMAG(FM), Greensboro, N.C.

WSHE(FM), Chicago

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR 

KRBE(FM), Houston, Texas

KTXY(FM), Columbia, Mo

WKZL(FM), Greensboro, N.C. 

WQHT(FM), New York

WWPW(FM), Atlanta 

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR 

WMGK(FM), Philadelphia

WMJI(FM), Cleveland, Ohio 

WMMO(FM), Orlando, Fla.

WOGL(FM), Philadelphia 

WXGL(FM), St. Petersburg, Fla. 

COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR 

WHPC(FM), Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y. 

WMSC(FM), Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J. 

WRCC(FM), Rider University, Lawrenceville, N.J. 

WRHU(FM), Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. 

WSOU(FM), Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. 

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR 

KILT(FM), Houston

KSCS(FM), Dallas 

KUBL(FM), Salt Lake City

KYGO(FM), Denver

WQHK(FM), Fort Wayne, Ind.

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR 

KIRO(FM), Seattle

KTMY(FM), St. Paul

WDBO(FM), Orlando, Fla. 

WINS(AM), New York 

WKXW(FM), Trenton, N.J. 

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR 

KKFS(FM), Sacramento

KKJM(FM), St. Cloud, Minn. 

KNWI(FM), West Des Moines, Iowa 

KPWJ(FM), College Station, Texas

WRVL(FM), Lynchburg, Va.

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR 

KISS(FM), San Antonio, Texas

WCSX(FM), Detroit

WIYY(FM), Baltimore

WPLR(FM), New Haven, Conn. 

WRIF(FM), Detroit

SPANISH STATION OF THE YEAR 

KLNZ(FM), Los Angeles

KLOL(FM), Houston

KLZT(FM), Austin, Texas

WOJO(FM), San Diego, Calif

WYUU(FM), Tampa, Fla.

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR

KFXN(FM), Minneapolis

WBZ(FM), Boston

WIP(FM), Philadelphia

WKRK(FM), Cleveland

WXYT(FM), Detroit

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR 

KBLX(FM), San Francisco

WBLS(FM), New York

WGCI(FM), Chicago

WHQT(FM), Hollywood, Fla.

WPEG(FM), Charlotte

The winners will be recognized Sept. 26 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, held during the Radio Show in Dallas.

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