NAB Announces Finalists For Marconi Award, Podcasts Now Included

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas.

The Marconi Reception will begin immediately following Wednesday’s “Putting Podcasting to Work for Local Revenue and Marketing” session. A ticket to the Marconi Reception is included with Radio Show registration.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards is the industry’s signature awards program.

This year’s NAB Marconi Radio Award finalists are:

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
WNCX-FM, Cleveland, OH
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, CA
KYGO-FM, Denver, CO
WHUR-FM, Washington, DC

LEGENDARY MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting
Joel Oxley, WTOP-FM
Joe Bell, Beasley Media Group
Ben Mevorach, WINS-AM
Mimi Brown, WEQX-FM

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
DL Hughley, Reach Media, Inc.
George Noory, Premiere Networks
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media, Inc.
DJ Digital – XXL Higher Level Radio, Townsquare Media Group
Ace & TJ Button, iHeartRadio

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Joe Soto, WVAZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Ellen K, KOST-FM, Los Angeles, CA
The Musers, Dunham, Miller & Keith, KTCK-AM, Dallas, TX
Melissa Forman, WLIT-FM, Chicago, IL
Hawkeye in the Morning, KSCS-FM, Dallas, TX

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Jack Harris, WFLA-AM, Tampa, FL
Ann Kelly, WDUV-FM, Tampa Bay, FL
C4 and Bryan Nehman, WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
Mike Calta, WHPT-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
Dan Mandis, WWTN-FM, Nashville, TN

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Dan Potter, KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
Kevin Miller, KIDO-AM, Boise, ID
Harlen the Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, TX
Simon Conway, WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA
Buzz Jackson, KIIM-FM, Tucson, AZ

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Cosmo and Lauren, KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
Chris and Rosie, WUSQ-FM, Winchester, VA
John Raynar, KKHJ-FM, Pago Pago, AS
Brian Lee and Chris Wolfe, KZOQ-FM, Missoula, MT
Frito and Katy, KNDE-FM, College Station, TX

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WQHT-FM, New York, NY
WKYS-FM, Washington, DC
WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA
WINS-AM, New York, NY

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
WALK-FM, Long Island, NY
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
WVKL-FM, Norfolk, VA
WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WSGW-AM, Saginaw/Bay City, Midland, MI
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA
WHBC-AM, Canton, OH
WERO-FM, New Bern, NC

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KVOM-FM, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
WJJY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
WFMD-AM, Frederick, MD
WTAW-AM, College Station, TX
WNRP-AM, Pensacola, FL

BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
“We Need to Talk,” WGTS-FM, Washington, DC
“Pregnancy Pearls,” Audacy
“Garage Logic,” Hubbard Radio
“Purple Daily,” KSTP-AM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
“Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis,” Premiere Radio Networks

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
WLTW-FM, New York, NY
WTMX-FM, Chicago, IL
WREW-FM, Cincinnati, OH
KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN
KOIT-FM, San Francisco, CA

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KNDE-FM, College Station, TX
KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
WHTZ-FM, New York, NY
WPOI-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
WBLI-FM, Long Island, NY

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WCBS-FM, New York, NY
WMGK-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WXGL-FM, St. Petersburg, FL

COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
WMSC-FM, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
WRRC-FM, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
WPSC-FM, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL
WXFL-FM, Florence, AL
KNUC-FM, Seattle, WA
KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO
WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
KSSZ-FM, Columbia, MO
WLW-AM, Cincinnati, OH
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
WGRB-AM, Chicago, IL
KKJM-FM, St. Cloud, MN
WGTS-FM, Washington, DC
KLTY-FM, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX
KFIA-AM, Sacramento, CA

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WPLR-FM, New Haven, CT
WGBF-FM, Evansville, IN
WIYY-FM, Baltimore, MD
KCMQ-FM, Columbia, MO

SPANISH STATION OF THE YEAR
KLLI-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WXNY-FM, New York, NY
KLNV-FM, San Diego, CA
WLZL-FM, Washington, DC

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
WMFS-FM, Memphis, TN
KXNO-AM, Des Moines, IA
WIP-FM, Philadelphia, PA
KTCK-AM, Dallas, TX
WXYT-FM, Detroit, MI

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WALR-FM, Atlanta, GA
WGCI-FM, Chicago, IL
WEDR-FM, Miami, FL
WWPR-FM, New York, NY
WMBX-FM, West Palm Beach, FL

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