WOWO Wins a Marconi Award

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An Indiana radio station has won one of the radio industry's most coveted honors. WOWO in Fort Wayne beat out finalist stations in Iowa and Tennessee for a National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Award as the 2014 Medium Market Station of the Year. Other finalists that did not win include WMEE-FM in Fort Wayne in the adult contemporary station of the year category and WLHK-FM in Indianapolis in the country station of the year category.

September 11, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Winners of the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the 25th Anniversary NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Indianapolis.

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

WFAN-FM New York, NY

CHR Station of the Year

KQKS-FM Denver, CO

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year

Rush Limbaugh, Premiere Radio Networks

Country Station of the Year

KCYY-FM San Antonio, TX

Major Market Personality of the Year

Kevin and Bean KROQ-FM Los Angeles, CA

News/Talk Station of the Year

WLW-AM Cincinnati, OH

Large Market Personality of the Year

Ryan and Shannon KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN

Oldies Station of the Year

WOGL-FM Philadelphia, PA

Medium Market Personality of the Year

Kevin Miller KIDO-AM Boise, ID

Religious Station of the Year

KLTY-FM Dallas, TX

Small Market Personality of the Year

Dottie Ray KXIC-AM Iowa City, IA

Rock Station of the Year

KROQ-FM Los Angeles, CA

Major Market Station of the Year

KKBQ-FM, Houston, TX

Spanish Station of the Year

KLZT-FM Austin, TX

Large Market Station of the Year

WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI

Sports Station of the Year

WBZ-FM Boston, MA

Medium Market Station of the Year

Brian Byers, WOWO-AM Fort Wayne, IN

Urban Station of the Year

WHQT-FM Coral Gables, FL

Small Market Station of the Year

KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND

Non-Commercial Station of the Year

WRHU-FM Long Island, NY

AC Station of the Year

WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA

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 Warner Music Nashville and Atlantic Records country music artist Hunter Hayes. Five previous hosts served as emcees and presenters: Ron Chapman, Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, "Big Boy," and Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold of the "The Bob & Tom Show." Also serving as presenters were NAB Radio Board Chair Don Benson of Lincoln Financial Media, Radio Show Steering Committee Chair and Cox Media Group's Kim Guthrie and NAB Joint Board Chair Charles Warfield of YMF Media LLC.

About the Radio Show

The 2014 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2014 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

Source: The National Association of Broadcasters