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2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Hosted By Rickey Smiley Winners Announced

Winners of the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awardswere announced Thursday night at the 28th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Xperi and held at the Radio Show in Austin.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.

This year’s NAB Marconi Radio Award recipients are:

Legendary Station of the Year
WCBS-AM, New York, NY

AC Station of the Year
WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media Inc.

CHR Station of the Year
KRBE-FM, Houston, TX

Major Market Personality of the Year
Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM, New York, NY

Classic Hits Station of the Year
WPBG-FM, Peoria, IL

Large Market Personality of the Year
Linda Lee, WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI

Country Station of the Year
KPLX-FM, Dallas, TX

Medium Market Personality of the Year 
Steve McIntosh & Ted Woodward, KNSS-FM, Wichita, KS

News/Talk Station of the Year 
WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL

Small Market Personality of the Year
Ken Thomas, WJJY-FM, Brainerd, MN

Non-commercial Station of the Year
WRHU-FM, Hempstead, NY

Major Market Station of the Year
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.

Religious Station of the Year
WLIB-AM, New York, NY

Large Market Station of the Year
WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH

Rock Station of the Year
KSHE-FM, St. Louis, MO

Medium Market Station of the Year
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK

Sports Station of the Year
KTCK-FM, Dallas, TX

Small Market Station of the Year
KNDE-FM, College Station, TX

Urban Station of the Year
WHQT-FM, Miami, FL

Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning country music band Asleep at the Wheel. Top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley served as the event’s emcee.

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