Then check out which stations took home the coveted 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards:
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the winners for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalites for excellence in broadcasting. The awards were announced during the virtual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Celebration, now available on demand on NAB Amplify.
Angela Yee, co-host of the nationally syndicated morning show, “The Breakfast Club,” served as the event host. In addition to the awards presentation, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered his final State of the Industry Address. Hear what lessons Sen. Smith learned along his Washington journey and how those lessons can benefit broadcasters moving forward.
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 winners are:
|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.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms.