Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:20
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards this morning. The annual awards honor radio stations and on-air personalities for their excellence in broadcasting. Included in the list of nominees this year are numerous Chicago radio stations and personalities.
Named in honor of inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB established the annual Marconi Radio Awards in 1989. The awards are currently handed out in 21 categories, each recognizing stations and individuals for their excellence and performance in radio for the year prior.
Seven Chicago radio station were named as part of five different awards. Most happy by today's news should be the CBS Radio Chicago employees. Every one of their Chicago radio stations, but one, was nominated for the prestigious award today.
Here are the nominees from the Chicago market...
MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray, WUSN-FM/US99.5
MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 (simulcast on WCFS-FM)
WGN-AM/WGN Radio 720
ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
WDRV-FM/97.1 The Drive (simulcast on WWDV-FM)
SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
WSCR-AM/670 The Score
The complete list of nominees for the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards can be found on the NAB press release at this link HERE
The winners will be announced on September 20th at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, starting at 6:00pm. That ceremony will be part of the NAB & RAB 2012 Radio Show, taking place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX on September 19-21.