Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Marconi Awards Nominations Announced

We got word of this via our colleagues and friends at Ohio Media Watch.

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced nominees for the 2009 Marconi Awards. These awards will be announced during the 2009 NAB Radio Show convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 23-25.

In TSMW territory, there are only three nominees:

*WTUE-FM 104.7/Dayton PM driver John "B-Man" Beaulieu is up for Medium Market Personality of the Year.

*WLW-AM 700/Cincinnati midday talker Bill Cunningham is up for Large Market Personality of the Year.

*WUBE-FM 105.1 "B105"/Cincinnati is up for Country Station of the Year.

Ironically, B105's nomination comes a couple months after they let Amanda Orlando go in a dispute.

And near our coverage area, in Indianapolis, WIBC-FM 93.1/Indianapolis is up for two nods as well, one in the aforementioned Large Market Personality of the Year (Terri Stacy) and one for Large Market Station of the Year. Also in Indianapolis, Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman, all three from country WFMS-FM 95.5/Indianapolis, earn a nod for Large Market Personality, too. And in Cleveland, as OMW mentions in their post above, WTAM-AM 1100/Cleveland PM drive talker Mike Trivisonno has a Large Market Personality of the Year nod as well.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a short list o the wit and wisdom o the lovely Bill Cunningham.

http://mediamatters.org/search/index?qstring=bill+cunningham

This is what makes one worthy of award consideration?

Anonymous said...

Amanda Orlando left the station 6 months ago.

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

Thus the point about the nomination coming after her departure, Anon 7/22 4:37 PM