The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show and held during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin.
Three Michigan broadcasters appear in the list of finalists.
In the Large Market Station of the Year category, Beasley Broadcast Group’s WRIF-FM (Detroit) is a finalist, along with stations from Milwaukee, Seattle, Cincinnati and Denver.
In the Noncommercial Station of the Year category, once again Plymouth-Canton Community School’s WSDP-FM (Plymouth) is a finalist. This is the fourth year in-a-row that the high school station has been a finalist.
And, in the Large Market Personality of the Year category, the late Linda Lee of WYCD-FM (Detroit) is a finalist. Lee, who passed away March 31, 2017, will also be honored with the first MAB Legacy Award, at the Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 22, during the Chairman’s Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.
A complete list of 2017 Marconi Award finalists is available here.