2017 NAB Marconi Award Winners Announced


WCBS-AM in New York took NAB Marconi honors as Legendary Station of the Year at the ceremony, held Thursday evening at the Radio Show in Austin. Rickey Smiley — who won the award for Syndicated Personality of the Year — hosted. Here are all the winners.

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. And this year’s recipients are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Market Station of the Year
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marconi Radio Award winners.
Back Row L to R: John Beck, KSHE-FM; Bruce Avery, WRHU-FM; Steve McIntosh, Ted Woodward, KNSS-AM; Tucker Young, KNDE-FM; Joel Oxley, WTOP-FM; Mike Fredrick, WKRQ-FM; Jeff Catlin, KTCK-FM; Ken Thomas, WJJY-FM

Second-to-Last Row L to R: Jim Loftus, WBEB-FM; Representative from WLIB-AM; Mike Wild, WPBG-FM; Alex Cadelago, KRBE-FM; Mac Daniels, KPLX-FM;

Second Row L to R: Dan Lawrie and Levi May, KRMG-FM; Pete Spriggs, WDBO-FM; Katy Dempsey, KNBE-FM; Scott Herman, CBS Radio

Front Row L to R: Rickey Smiley, Reach Media; KRBE-FM Representative; Marc Rayfield, WCBS-AM


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