WGN Radio took top honors at the National Association of Broadcasters 2009 Marconi Radio Awards.
At the ceremony, held Sept. 24 in Philadelphia, WGN Radio was named News/Talk Station of the Year. It’s the 10th time since the awards were first presented in 1989 that WGN has won a Marconi Award.
“We are honored to be recognized as the premier news and talk station in America,” said Tom Langmyer, Vice President/General Manager of WGN Radio. “WGN’s success is based on being relevant, continually evolving in news and entertainment; and being uniquely ‘Chicago.’ The WGN call letters are synonymous with Chicago.”
Other finalists in the News/Talk Station category were KGO-AM in San Francisco, KIRO-FM in Seattle, KLBJ-AM in Austin, and KOA-AM in Denver.
Prior to 2009, WGN Radio most recently won a Marconi Award as Major Market Station of the Year at the 2007 awards ceremony.
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.
About Chicago’s WGN Radio 720
Chicago’s WGN Radio 720, the 2009 IBA Large Market Station of the Year, is dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland entertainment, news, sports, and information.
WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Northwestern University and celebrates over 80 years of broadcasting in Chicago.
For more information or to listen online visit wgnradio.com.
Jenny Eck, 312-222-5098