The NAB has unveiled the finalists for the 2022 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, sponsored by Xperi.
The winners will be announced October 19 at the Marconi Radio Awards Dinner held during NAB Show New York. It’s a move from the Radio Show, the now-defunct autumn conference co-produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau and NAB until the pandemic.
Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.
This year’s finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are:
LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCBS-AM, San Francisco
WLEN-FM, Adrian, Mich.
LEGENDARY RADIO MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Dr. René Heredia, Guadalupe Radio, Los Angeles
Julie Koehn, WLEN-FM, Adrian, Mich.
Pamela McKay, KMJQ-FM, Houston
Joel Oxley, WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
Steve Wexler, WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee
NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Erica Campbell, Reach Media
D.L. Hughley, Reach Media
George Noory, Premiere Radio Networks
Dan Patrick, Premiere Radio Networks
Dave Ramsey, Ramsey Media
MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, WSCR-AM, Chicago
Frank Ski, WALR-FM, Atlanta
Greg Hill, WEEI-FM, Boston
Mark “Hawkeye” Louis and Michelle Rodriguez, KSCS-FM, Dallas-Ft. Worth
Mike Felger and Tony Massorotti, WBZ-FM, Boston
LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
C4 and Bryan Nehman, WBAL-AM, Baltimore
Chris O’Brien and Janeen Coyle, WGRR-FM, Cincinnati
Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul
Obie Diaz and Ashley Morrison, WWKA-FM, Orlando
Tony Katz, WIBC-FM, Indianapolis
MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Harlen the Sports Guy & Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, Tex.
Kevin Miller, KIDO-AM, Boise, Idaho
Mo & StyckMan, WUSY-FM, Chattanooga
Nancy Wilson and Woody, WHKO-FM, Dayton
Roger Todd, Ashley Adams and Michele Silva, WJXB-FM, Knoxville
SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Andrew McKay, WNRP-AM, Pensacola, Fla.
Erin Hart and Chris Blood, KATI-FM, Columbia, Mo.
Kelly and Wood, KZPK-FM, St. Cloud, Minn.
Kristin Monica, KTXY-FM, Columbia, Mo.
Liz Del Grosso and Scotty Cox, KCLR-FM, Columbia, Mo.
MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KTCK-AM, Dallas-Ft. Worth
WMMJ-FM, Washington, D.C.
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
WHBC-AM, Canton, Ohio
WJBR-FM, Wilmington, Del.
WOWO-AM, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WSGW-AM, Saginaw, Mich.
WUSY-FM, Chattanooga, Tenn.
SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KCLD-FM, St. Cloud, Minn.
KIK-FM, Alexandria, Minn.
KMON-AM, Great Falls, Mont.
KROX-AM, Crookston, Minn.
WXFL-FM, Florence, Ala.
BEST RADIO PODCAST OF THE YEAR
“American Nightmare Season 2: Murder in a Safe Place,” WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.
“Behind the Song,” WDRV-FM, Chicago, Ill.
“Bloomberg Businessweek,” WBBR-AM, New York, N.Y.
“COLD Season 2,” KSL-FM, Salt Lake City, Utah
“Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders,” KYW, Philadelphia, Pa.
AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KSTP-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul
WDUV-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg
WRMF-FM, West Palm Beach*
WWRM-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg
CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KTXY-FM, Columbia, Mo.
WBLI-FM, Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.
CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
WBZO-FM, Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.
WQLT-FM, Florence, Ala.
WRBQ-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg
COLLEGE RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WGLS-FM, Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.
WHPC-FM, Nassau Community College, Nassau County, N.Y.
WMSC-FM, Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.
WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
WRRC-FM, Rider University, Trenton, N.J.
COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KATI-FM, Jefferson City, Mo.
KSCS-FM, Dallas-Ft. Worth
NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KNX, Los Angeles
KTMY-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul
WKXW-FM, Trenton, N.J.
RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
WFMV-AM, Columbia, S.C.
WKNZ-FM, Dover, Del.
WPRS-FM, Washington, D.C.
ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
KCMQ-FM, Columbia, Mo.
WBAB-FM, Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.
WPLR-FM, New Haven, Conn.
SPANISH LANGUAGE STATION OF THE YEAR
KLNV-FM, San Diego
KZNO, Los Angeles
WYUU-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg
SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
KNBR-AM, San Francisco
URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WKYS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WMBX-FM, West Palm Beach
WWPR-FM, New York
*Includes Hot Adult Contemporary stations.