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KYW, WSB Are Among Marconi Award Recipients

NAB salutes the best in U.S. radio in an online event

Two legendary three-letter stations are among the recipients of the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards.

KYW(AM) in Philadelphia was named the Major-Market Station of the Year and WSB(AM) Atlanta was honored as Legendary Station of the Year.

Other notable recipients include Rickey Smiley as Network/Syndicated Personality and “We Need to Talk” from WGTS(FM) in Washington for Best Radio Podcast.

The National Association of Broadcasters announced the recipients during a virtual event that’s now available on demand. The program was started in 1989 and is named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.

The winners are below.

Legendary Station of the Year
WSB-AM, Atlanta, Ga.
AC Station of the Year
WTMX-FM, Chicago, Ill.
Legendary Manager of the Year
Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting
Best Radio Podcast of the Year
“We Need to Talk,” WGTS-FM, Washington, D.C.
Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media, Inc.
CHR Station of the Year
KNDE-FM, College Station, Texas
Major Market Personality of the Year
The Musers – Dunham, Miller & Keith,
KTCK-AM, Dallas, Texas
Classic Hits Station of the Year
WCBS-FM, New York, N.Y.
Large Market Personality of the Year
Ann Kelly, WDUV-FM, Tampa Bay, Fla.
College Station of the Year
WPSC-FM, William Patterson University, Wayne, N.J.
Medium Market Personality of the Year
Dan Potter, KRMG-FM, Tulsa, Okla.
Country Station of the Year
WYCD-FM, Detroit, Mich.
Small Market Personality of the Year
Frito and Katy, KNDE-FM, College Station, Texas
News/Talk Station of the Year
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
Major Market Station of the Year
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, Pa.
Religious Station of the Year
WGTS-FM, Washington, D.C.
Large Market Station of the Year
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
Rock Station of the Year
KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, Calif.
Medium Market Station of the Year
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, Okla.
Spanish Language Station of the Year
KLLI-FM, Los Angeles, Calif.
Small Market Station of the Year
WTAW-AM, College Station, Texas
Sports Station of the Year
KTCK-AM, Dallas, Texas
Urban Station of the Year
WEDR-FM, Miami, Fla.