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:
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
Country Station of the Year
Large Market Station of the Year
News/Talk Station of the Year
Medium Market Station of the Year
WDEL(AM) Wilmington, Del.
Oldies Station of the Year
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
Small Market Personality of the Year
Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas, WIKY(FM), Evansville, Ind.
Urban Station of the Year
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.