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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2015 NAB MARCONI RADIO AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

By Joe Nelson

Thanks to my media partner Tom Taylor for this release.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2015 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 1 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio and held during the 2015 Radio Show in Atlanta.


LEGENDARY STATION 
KRMG-AM/FM Tulsa, OK
KYW-AM Philadelphia, PA
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WHIO-AM Dayton, OH
WTMX-FM Chicago, IL

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Elvis Duran, Premiere Networks
Steve Harvey, Premiere Networks
Dan Patrick, Premiere Networks
Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks
Rickey Smiley, Radio One/REACH Media

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Carter Alan, WZLX-FM Boston, MA
Eric & Kathy, WTMX-FM Chicago, IL
Felger & Massarotti, WBZ-FM Boston, MA
Hal Jay, WBAP-AM Dallas, TX
Jenn Ryan & Bill Tafrow, WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee, WYCD-FM Detroit, MI
Gene & Julie Gates, WRAL-FM Raleigh, NC
Jeff & Jenn Mornings, WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH
Moon & Staci, KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN
DJ Laz, WFLC-FM Miami, FL

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Buzz Jackson, KIIM-FM Tucson, AZ
Steve McIntosh & Ted Woodward, KNSS-AM Wichita, KS
Dan Potter, KRMG-AM/FM Tulsa, OK
Bud Nameck, KXLY-AM Spokane, WA
The "Rise Guys," WTPT-FM Greenville, SC

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Alex & Cora, WAXX-FM Altoona, WI
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry, KKNU-FM Eugene, Oregon
Brian Byers, WSOY-AM Decatur, IL
Scotty Cox & Cara Denis, KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
Brian Egan, Amanda Walton, Bryan Bradley & John Devincent, WKWS-FM Charleston, WV

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KHKS-FM Dallas, TX
KIIS-FM Los Angeles, CA
KLTY-FM Dallas, TX
WQHT-FM New York, NY
WTOP-FM Washington, DC

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KINK-FM Portland, OR
KROX-FM Austin, TX
KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN
WCTK-FM Providence, RI
WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KRMG-FM Tulsa, OK
WDGL-FM Baton Rouge, LA
WHO-AM Des Moines, IA
WJBR-FM Wilmington, DE
WJMZ-FM Greenville, SC

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KNDE-FM Bryan, TX
KWYO-AM Jackson, WY
WAFL-FM, Milford, DE
WGIL-AM Galesburg, IL
WLEN-FM Adrian, MI

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KBIG-FM Los Angeles, CA
KIFM-FM San Diego, CA
KOIT-FM Los Angeles, CA
WDUV-FM Tampa, FL
WLYF-FM Miami, FL

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KQMV-FM Seattle, WA
WBLI-FM New York, NY
WFLC-FM Tampa, FL
WPUP-FM Athens, GA
WWPW-FM Atlanta, GA

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
KONO-FM San Antonio, TX
WJMK-FM Chicago, IL
WMMO-FM Orlando, FL
WMTR-AM Cedar Knolls, NJ
WXGL-FM Tampa, FL

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
KKBQ-FM Houston, TX
WWKA-FM Orlando, FL
WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KTMY-FM St. Paul, MN
KFGO-AM Fargo, ND
WDEL-AM Wilmington, DE
WKXW-FM Trenton, NJ
WSB-AM Atlanta, GA

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
KKLA-FM Los Angeles, CA
WMCA-AM New York, NY
WNNL-FM Raleigh, NC
WPRS-FM Washington, DC
WPZS-FM Charlotte, NC

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KSWD-FM Los Angeles, CA
WDHA-FM Cedar Knolls, NJ
WDRV-FM Chicago, IL
WSUN-FM Tampa, FL
WXXJ-FM Jacksonville, FL

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
KJR-AM Seattle, WA
KTCK-FM Dallas, TX
WFAN-FM New York, NY
WIP-FM Philadelphia, PA
WSCR-AM Chicago, IL

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WBLS-FM New York, NY
WKYS-FM Washington, DC
WFXC-FM Raleigh, NC
WQOK-FM Raleigh, NC
WVKL-FM Virginia Beach, VA

NONCOMMERCIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
KPCW-FM Park City, UT
WKAR-AM/FM Detroit, MI
WPSC-FM Wayne, NJ
WSDP-FM Plymouth/Canton, MI
WSOU-FM South Orange, NJ

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