Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kiss 108's Matty wins his second Marconi Award

WXKS/Kiss 108's legendary morning personality Matt Siegel was named Major Market Personality of the Year at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards.

The awards, which recognize outstanding personalities and stations in 21 categories, were announced tonight at the 20th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show during The NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia. The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. The Marconi's are considered the Oscar-equivalent of the radio industry's honors.

This was Siegel's second Marconi award. He won his first one in the same category back in 2001.

Finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy.

Two other Boston stations were also in the running this year. WEEI AM 850 lost out to WBEB/Philadelphia in the Major Market station of Year category. WMJX/Magic 106.7FM was nominated in the Legendary Station of the Year category but KKOB-AM/Albuquerque took home the award.

Dave Ramsey who is heard locally on WBNW AM 1120 won in the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year category. And, Bill Cunningham from WLW/Cincinnati took the honors in the Large Market Personality of the Year. His nationally syndicated Sunday night(10pm-1am) programs is heard locally on WRKO AM 680.

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