Records have announced the winners of their 2008 Awards and CBS RADIO won
honors in many of the top categories.
First and foremost, the company’s President and CEO, Dan Mason won the highest
distinction, the National Radio Award for Radio Group Executive of the Year. This exceptional honor recognized Mason’s
leadership, industry expertise, visionary insight and passion, along with his
forward thinking ideas which have helped to poise the radio industry for
further success in the future.
In addition to this prestigious
achievement, many of CBS RADIO’s stations and employees were acknowledged with
Industry Achievement Awards. KROQ in Los Angeles received
multiple awards in the Alternative category including Station of the Year:
Markets 1-15, while the station’s Kevin Weatherly won for Operations Manager or
Program Director of the Year, Lisa Worden won for Music Director of the Year
and Kevin & Bean won for Personality or Show of the Year.
In the Oldies/Classic Hits category
WCBS-FM in New York won Station of the Year, KRTH Los Angeles’ Jhani Kaye won
for Operations Manager or Program Director of the Year, and WOGL Philadelphia’s
“Ross Brittan & The Breakfast Club” won for Personality or Show of the
CBS RADIO stations were also
successful in the Rhythmic category, winning Station of the Year: Markets 16-50
for WLLD in Tampa, while WBBM-FM in Chicago prevailed as
Station of the Year: Markets 1-15 and the station’s Erik Bradley was named
Music Director of the Year.
WUSN in Chicago won two awards in the Country
category, being recognized as Station of the Year: Markets 1-15, as well as
Marci Braun’s distinction of Music Director of the Year. Awards were also received by WBMX in Boston for Hot AC Station
of the Year: Markets 1-15 and Mike Mullaney’s win for Music Director of the
took home the top prize of Station of the Year: Markets 1-15 for WVEE, and KEZK
in St. Louis
was named AC Station of the Year: Markets 16-50.