Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

The honor recognizes excellence in radio stations as well as individual on-air personalities.
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The winners of this year’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards were announced here in Chicago Thursday night as part of the 2011 Radio Show.

The award was established in 1989, and recognizes excellence in radio stations as well as individual on-air personalities. It is named after Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, who is known as the “father of long distance radio transmission.”

This year’s recipients are:

Legendary Station
WTOP(FM) Washington

AC Station of the Year
WMGX(FM) South Portland, Maine

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks

CHR Station of the Year
KPWR(FM) Los Angeles

Major Market Station of the Year
WBEB(FM) Philadelphia

Country Station of the Year
KYGO(FM) Denver

Large Market Station of the Year
WCCO(AM) Minneapolis

News/Talk Station of the Year
WSB(AM) Atlanta

Medium Market Station of the Year
WDEL(AM) Wilmington, Del.

Oldies Station of the Year
WOMC(FM) Detroit

Small Market Station of the Year
WLEN(FM) Adrian, Mich.

Religious Station of the Year
KNOM(AM) Nome, Alaska

Major Market Personality of the Year
Kevin and Bean, KROQ(FM) Los Angeles

Rock Station of the Year
WAPL(FM) Green Bay, Wis.

Large Market Personality of the Year
Dave Ryan, KDWB(FM) Minneapolis

Spanish Station of the Year
KLVE(FM) Los Angeles

Medium Market Personality of the Year
Van and Bonnie, WHO(AM) Des Moines, Iowa

Sports Station of the Year
WBZ(FM) Boston

Small Market Personality of the Year
Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas, WIKY(FM), Evansville, Ind.

Urban Station of the Year
WHUR(FM) Washington

Spanish Format Personality of the Year
Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, KMVK(FM) Dallas

Award finalists were chosen by a team of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.

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