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Here Are The 2023 Marconi Awards Nominees…


Audacy news KCBS-AM San Francisco, Red Apple Media talk WABC-AM New York, iHeartMedia urban AC WDAS-FM Philadelphia, iHeartMedia talk WLW-AM Cincinnati, and Beasley Media Group rock WMMR-FM are the nominees for Legendary Station of the Year in the 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards. Winners will be announced Oct. 25 at the Marconi Radio Awards Dinner, presented by Xperi, during NAB Show New York.


Managers competing for the Legendary Radio Manager of the Year trophy are David R. DuBose (WTUG-FM, Townsquare Media, Birmingham, AL), Debbie Kenyon (Audacy, Detroit), Gordy Rush (Guaranty Media, Baton Rouge, LA), Joey Cummings (KKHJ-FM, South Seas Broadcasting, American Samoa), and Nick Martin (Big River Broadcasting Corp., Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL).


The National Association of Broadcasters revealed the finalists Tuesday in a livestreamed video today. Washington, D.C.-based broadcasters Guy Lambert, news director at WPGC-FM, and Stacey Stone, on-air personality at WGTS-FM, hosted the livestream.


Established in 1989 the highly coveted awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.


Following is a complete list of his year's Marconi finalists, in all 23 categories, in alphabetical order:


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-Ames, 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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