Winners of the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday evening at the 30th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner, sponsored by Xperi and held at the Radio Show in Dallas, Texas.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. This year's NAB Marconi Radio Award recipients are: Legendary Station of the Year KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA AC Station of the Year KRWM-FM, Bellevue, WA Legendary Station Manager of the Year Dan Seeman, Hubbard Twin Cities and Hubbard North, St. Paul, MN Best Radio Podcast of the Year "Denied Justice Podcast", WCCO-AM, Minneapolis, MN Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks CHR Station of the Year KRBE-FM, Houston, TX Major Market Personality of the Year Felger & Massarotti, WBZ-FM, Boston, MA Classic Hits Station of the Year WMGK-FM, Philadelphia, PA Large Market Personality of the Year Crisco, Dez and Ryan, KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN College Station of the Year WRHU-FM, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Medium Market Personality of the Year Mike Street, WBTJ-FM, Richmond, VA Country Station of the Year KYGO-FM, Denver, CO Small Market Personality of the Year Scotty and Catryna, KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO News/Talk Station of the Year KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA Major Market Station of the Year WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C. Religious Station of the Year KKFS-FM, Sacramento, CA Large Market Station of the Year KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN Rock Station of the Year WRIF-FM, Detroit, MI Medium Market Station of the Year KIPR-FM, Little Rock, AR Spanish Station of the Year KLOL-FM, Houston, TX Small Market Station of the Year KWYO-AM, Sheridan, WY Sports Station of the Year WBZ-FM, Boston, MA Urban Station of the Year WHQT-FM, Hollywood, FL Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm. Four renowned radio personalities and previous Marconi Radio Award winners returned to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Delilah, Rickey Smiley and Tom and Kristi of "The Bob and Tom Show" served as emcees and presenters throughout the event.
Howard University Announces Renovation Plan For Howard Center To Include Much Needed Student Housing
The University collaborates with the District of Columbia and significant financial and development partners to invest $33 million of tax-exempt capital in the initiative
CBCF Releases First-Ever Multidisciplinary JournalThe Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) just released the inaugural issue of a multidisciplinary journal focusing exclusively on public policy issues related to black politics in the United States. The document, which is entitled, Defining the Black Agenda in a Post-Obama Era, focuses on research and reflections following the eight-year tenure of the first African American U.S. President Barack Obama. “Driven by CBCF’s mission to inform policy and educate the public, the contents of this journal provide a historical perspective on several topics important to African Americans, highlights the progress achieved in our commu nity, and sheds light on the collective work we must accomplish as a nation,” said Dr. Elsie L. Scott, interim president & CEO, CBCF; and founding director, Howard University’s Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center. Research featured in Defining the Black Agenda in a Post-Obama Era delves into a variety of important topics including black civic participation and studies on black boys and girls. Among the Journal entry titles are:
- “Is the Rise in Police Militarization a Response to Changing Demographics?” by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore.
- “Expanding Early Childhood Resources to Address Racial Disparities in Education, Employment, and Incarceration” by Drs. Carlton D. Jenkins and Stephanie S. Burrage.
- “Reigniting the Civic Dimensions of Black Politics: The Imperative of Foregrounding ‘Systems’ When Challenging Systemic Oppression” by Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows and Shakari Nichele Byerly.
- “Growing Our Own: Reflections on Developing a Pipeline for Male Educators of Color” by Drs. Shannon R. Waite, Marcelle Mentor, and Travis J. Bristol.
- “Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies and Black Girls: The (Un)Intended Consequences” by Dr. Terri N. Watson.
WPGC 95.5 announced today that Sunni, the highly rated Midday air personality and “Sunni In The City” host for WPGC 95.5 is moving into mornings as part of the “Joe Clair Morning Show” (JCMS). WPGC 95.5 celebrated its 30th anniversary last month and continues to be one of the most listened to stations in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
“Sunni is the perfect fit for the Joe Clair Morning Show and we are incredibly fortunate she wanted to get up early and make the transition to mornings,” said Vice President of Programming of CBS DC and WPGC Program Director, Steve Davis.
“Sunni is a breath of fresh air to the Joe Clair Morning Show,” said Joe Clair. “Her unique personality and outlook forged by her past experiences make this iteration of the JCMS unstoppable!”
"I'm truly honored to be able to continue my career in a place like DC where I've felt home since day one, especially at such a legendary station that is WPGC,” added Sunni.
Sunni has been on-air for WPGC since January 2011. In addition, Sunni is active on WPGC’s Social Media helping digital improve the activity and engagement of social media platforms, most notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Prior to joining WPGC, Sunni enjoyed success as a #1 rated air talent in Detroit ad well as New York and Miami.