2017 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Experi and held during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin.

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
WBLS-FM, New York, NY
WQHT-FM, New York, NY
KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, CA

NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Kim Komando, WestStar Multimedia Entertainment
Elvis Duran, Premiere Networks
Raul Molina, Sylvia del Valle & Andres Maldonado, Univision Radio
Rickey Smiley, Reach Media
Sean Hannity, Premiere Networks

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Valentine in the Morning, KBIF-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Funkmaster Flex, WQHT-FM, New York, NY
Big Boy, KRRL-FM, Los Angeles, CA
Raul Brindis, KLTN-FM, Houston, TX
Omar “Omarcillo” Ramos, WVIX-FM, Chicago, IL

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Linda Lee, WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI
The Jason and Deb Show, KROX-FM, Austin, TX
Bert Baron, WCTC-AM, New Brunswick, NJ
Dave Smiley, WZPL-FM, Greenfield, IN
Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM, Richfield, MI

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
The Hawk & Tom Morning Show, WFBC-FM, Greenville, SC
Clovia Lawrence, WKJS-FM, Richmond, VA
Erica Viking, KIOT-FM, Albuquerque, NM
Steve McIntosh & Ted Woodward, KNSS-AM, Wichita, KS
The Dan and Dude Show, WQHK-FM, Fort Wayne, IN

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Joel Heitkamp, KFGO-AM, Fargo, MN
Ken Thomas, WJJY-FM, Brainerd, MN
Dennis Mitchell & Michelle Cruz, WROZ-FM, Lancaster, PA
Shags & Trevor, KCMQ-FM, Columbia, MO
Cosmo, KTXY-FM, Jefferson City, MO

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
WFAN-FM, New York, NY
KKBQ-FM, Houston, TX
WHTZ-FM, New York, NY
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WRIF-FM, Detroit, MI
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
KQMV-FM, Seattle, WA
WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati, OH
KYGO-FM, Denver, CO

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, OK
WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL
WHBC-AM, Canton, OH
WPLR-FM, New Haven, CT
WMEE-FM, Fort Wayne, IN

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KNUJ-AM, New Ulm, MN
WNSN-FM, South Bend, IN
KWYO-AM, Sheridan, WY
KNDE-FM, College Station, TX
KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WKJY-FM, Farmingdale, NY
WMEE-FM, Fort Wayne, IN
KBPA-FM, Austin, TX
WMJX-FM, Boston, MA

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KRBE-FM, Houston, TX
WVAQ-FM, Morgantown, WV
WBLI-FM, West Babylon, NY
WKZL-FM, Greensboro, NC
WPOI-FM, Saint Petersburg, FL

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WCBS-FM, New York, NY
KONO-FM, San Antonio, TX
WPBG-FM, Peoria, IL
WMMO-FM, Orlando, FL

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
WUBE-FM, Cincinnati, OH
WIL-FM, St. Louis, MO
WWKA-FM, Orlando, FL
KPLX-FM, Dallas, TX
WXTU-FM, Philadelphia, PA

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
WKXW-FM, Trenton, NJ
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL

NONCOMMERCIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
KPCW-FM, Park City, UT
WRHU-FM, Hempstead, NY
WSDP-FM, Plymouth, MI
WMSC-FM, Montclair, NJ
WPSC-FM, Wayne, NJ

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
WPRS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WLIB-FM, New York, NY
WMIT-FM, Black Mountain, NC
KKLA-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WNNL-FM, Raleigh/Durham, NC

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KSHE-FM, St. Louis, MO
KROX-FM, Austin, TX
WBAB-FM, West Babylon, NY
KPNT-FM, St. Louis, MO
WPLR-FM, Milford, CT

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
WPEN-FM, Philadelphia, PA
KTCK-FM, Dallas, TX
WEEI-FM, Boston, MA
WXOS-FM, St. Louis, MO
WBZ-AM, Boston, MA

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WBLS-FM, New York, NY
WHQT-FM, Coral Gables, FL
WCFB-FM, Orlando, FL
WZFX-FM, Fayetteville, NC
WWPR-FM, New York, NY