Three CBS RADIO stations and one CBS RADIO personality were awarded the industry’s most prestigious honor, The National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award, at the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, held during the Radio Show in Dallas, TX. The NAB Marconi Radio Awards, which recognize stations and individuals for their excellence and performance in 21 different categories, were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.
CBS RADIO winners included:
Mike Francesa, WFAN-AM, New York – Major Market Personality of the Year
WYCD-FM, Detroit – Country Station of the Year
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia – Oldies Station of the Year
KMVK-FM, Dallas – Spanish Station of the Year
Mike Francesa, host of “MIKE’S ON”, heard weekdays 1:00pm – 6:30pm on WFAN 660AM or streaming live at www.wfan.com, is no stranger to the Marconi’s, having won an award with former partner Chris Russo in 2000. While Francesa, whose show is also broadcast on the YES Network, has been solo the last four years, he has continued his ratings domination. He has been in PM drive for 23 out of his 25 years while working at WFAN and continues to interview the most important people in sports and break the latest news.
In addition to legions of faithful listeners, WYCD-FM, Detroit’s Country Station, which continually ranks No. 1 in Arbitron ratings for the market, has top notch talent like Dr. Don, and lasting relationships with the biggest artists on the country music scene. Each year for the last 30 years, the station celebrates its ties to the local community and dedication to the country music format and its artists by hosting their flagship Downtown Hoedown concert.
Philadelphia’s 98.1 WOGL, which in 2012 celebrated 25 successful years in the Classic Hits/Oldies format, is recognized as having nationally revitalized the format. This year WOGL was the recipient of multiple awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, including Outstanding Local Radio Personality/Team for Ross Brittain and the Breakfast Club and Outstanding Radio Promotional Announcement/Contest, and is active in the local community, raising money for worthy charities including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
KMVK, La Mega 107.9, caters to the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s large population of people of Hispanic descent. Winning the Marconi for Spanish Station of the Year is a major accomplishment for the station, which launched in 2009 and features well known personalities including Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo. The station is committed to providing the local Hispanic community with engaging programming, popular Spanish music and socially conscious public affairs information exploring pressing issues and featuring information that informs and educates the local population.