Here’s Who Made the Finalist Cut for the Marconi Awards

The National Association of Broadcasters has named the finalists for its NAB Marconi Radio Awards. The full list is below.

The Marconis honor stations and on-air personalities for recognize excellence in radio. Winners will be announced in October at the NAB Show New York.

Last year the NAB honored KTAR(FM) in Phoenix as Legendary Station of the Year, Joel Oxley of WTOP(FM) in Washington as Legendary Station Manager and Dan Patrick of Premiere Radio Networks as Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. (See the full last of the 2022 winners.)

The finalists for 2023 in alphabetical order are:

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCBS(AM), San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
WABC(AM), New York, N.Y.
WDAS(FM), Philadelphia, Pa.
WLW(AM), Cincinnati, Ohio
WMMR(FM), Philadelphia, Pa.

LEGENDARY RADIO MANAGER OF THE YEAR
David R. DuBose, WTUG(FM), Townsquare Media, Birmingham, Ala.
Debbie Kenyon, Audacy, Detroit, Mich.
Gordy Rush, Guaranty Media, Baton Rouge, La.
Joey Cummings, KKHJ(FM), South Seas Broadcasting, Inc., American Samoa
Nick Martin, Big River Broadcasting Corporation, Florence/Muscle Shoals, Ala.

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Enrique Santos, WZTU(FM) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Erica Campbell, Reach Media, Dallas, Texas
George Noory, Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Katie Neal, Audacy, Nashville, Tenn.
Rich Eisen, Westwood One, Los Angeles, Calif.

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, WFAN(FM), New York, N.Y.
George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith, KTCK(AM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Jason Pullman, KPLX(FM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Lin Brehmer, WXRT(FM), Chicago, Ill.
Mark “Hawkeye” Lewis and Michelle Rodriguez , KSCS(FM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Billy Madison , KISS(FM), San Antonio, Texas
Chris Carr, Kia Becht and Sam Sansevere, KEEY(FM), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Dave Ryan with Falen, Jenny and Drake, KDWB(FM), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Lincoln Ware, WDBZ(AM), Cincinnati, Ohio
Paul Castronovo, WBGG(FM), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Ashley Adams, Roger Todd and Michele Silva, WJXB(FM), Knoxville, Tenn.
Brian Dawson, WQOK(FM), Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Chaz and AJ, WPLR(FM), Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
Kayla Blakeslee, WOWO(AM), Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Kevin Miller, KIDO(AM), Boise, Idaho

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Kat and J.J. Holiday, KCLD(FM), St. Cloud, Minn.
Kelly and Wood, KZPK(FM), St. Cloud, Minn.
Kevin Hilley and Erin Hart, KATI(FM), Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo.
Keziah Atofau and John Raynar, KKHJ(FM), American Samoa
M. Fletcher Brown, WXFL(FM), Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, Ala.

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KSCS(FM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WALR(FM), Atlanta, Ga.
WINS(FM), New York, N.Y.
WLTW(FM), New York, N.Y.
WWPR(FM), New York, N.Y.

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KMOX(AM), St. Louis, Mo.
KQMT(FM), Denver, Colo.
KSTP(FM), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
WHYI(FM), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
WKRQ(FM), Cincinnati, Ohio

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WHO(AM), Des Moines(AM)es, Iowa
WNRP(AM), Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.
WTIB(FM), Greenville-New Bern-Washington, N.C.
WXKB(FM), Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla.
WYOY(FM), Jackson, Miss.

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KDXY(FM), Jonesboro, Ark.
KROX(AM), Fargo-Valley City, N.D.
KZPK(FM), St. Cloud, Minn.
WIKY(FM), Evansville, Ind.
WYKY(FM), Lexington, Ky.

BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
“American Nightmare Season 3: Unknown Subject,” WTOP(FM), Washington, D.C.
“Behind the Song,” WDRV(FM), Chicago, Ill.
“Deadly Pill,” KFI(AM) Los Angeles, Calif.
“DMV Download,” WTOP(FM), Washington, D.C.
“The Letter,” KSL(FM), Salt Lake City, Utah

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KBIG(FM), Los Angeles, Calif.
KODA(FM), Houston, Texas
KOIT(FM), San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
WALK(FM), New York, N.Y.
WEZN(FM), New York, N.Y.

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KMVQ(FM), San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
KNDE(FM), Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas
WAPE(FM), Jacksonville, Fla.
WHTZ(FM), New York, N.Y.
WWPW(FM), Atlanta, Ga.

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
KJEB(FM), Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
KONO(FM), Austin, Texas
KRTH(FM), Los Angeles, Calif.
WAXQ(FM), New York, N.Y.
WSRV(FM), Atlanta, Ga.

COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WGCS(FM), Goshen College, South Bend-Elkhart, Ind.
WMSC(FM), Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.
WPSC(FM), William Patterson University, Wayne, N.J.
WRRC(FM), Rider University, Philadelphia, Pa.
WSOU(FM), Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCLR(FM), Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo.
KNCI(FM), Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.
KYGO(FM), Denver, Colo.
WKXC(FM), Augusta, Ga.
WXTU(FM), Philadelphia, Pa.

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KFI(AM), Los Angeles, Calif.
WABC(AM), New York, N.Y.
WCCO(AM), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
WTOP(FM), Washington, D.C.
WWL(FM), New Orleans, La.

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
KLTY(FM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WLCC(AM), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla.
WMIT(FM), Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.
WNNL(FM), Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
WPRS(FM), Washington, D.C.

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KGLK(FM), Houston, Texas
WIYY(FM), Baltimore, Md.
WMMR(FM), Philadelphia, Pa.
WPLR(FM), Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
WXTB(FM), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla.

SPANISH LANGUAGE STATION OF THE YEAR
KLOL(FM), Houston, Texas
WLKQ(FM), Atlanta, Ga.
WLZL(FM), Washington, D.C.
WRUM(FM), Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla.
WYUU(FM), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla.

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
KFXN(FM), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
KTCK(AM), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WBZ(FM), Boston, Mass.
WFAN(FM), New York, N.Y.
WJFK(FM), Washington, D.C.

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WBTJ(FM), Richmond-Petersburg, Va.
WDAS(FM), Philadelphia, Pa.
WEDR(FM), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
WHQT(FM), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
WMIB(FM), Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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