Being nominated for a Marconi Award is one of the most prestigious honors a radio station can earn. Winning one raises a brand’s profile and places the station and its parent company in elite company among the broadcasting community.
The nominees and categories are now set and once again the sports radio format is well represented. Stations who were picked as finalists earned the honor based on their performance during the 2016 calendar year.
In the category of Sports Station of the Year, five stations were selected. Those stations are WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, 101 ESPN in St. Louis, 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket in Dallas.
WFAN in New York was also chosen by the committee as one of the top five finalists for the Large Market Station of the Year category.
The Marconi Awards will be presented September 7th in Austin, Texas at the NAB Radio show. Broadcast industry professionals can find out more information, including how to purchase tickets to the event, by clicking here.
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WFAN, WCBS Become New Flagship For Rutgers Football, Men’s Basketball
“The multi-year deal begins with the 2022-23 season.”
Rutgers University and Audacy have announced an agreement that will make WFAN and WCBS the flagship stations for the school’s football and men’s basketball teams.
The multi-year deal begins with the 2022-23 season.
“Rutgers athletics is on the rise under Greg Schiano and Steve Pikiell in the Big Ten, bringing excitement and anticipation to Tri-State area fans,” said Chris Oliviero, Market President, Audacy New York. “WFAN and WCBS 880 will provide listeners with unmatched coverage of the Scarlet Knights and we are honored to add Rutgers to Audacy’s market-leading play-by-play portfolio.”
A 30-minute pregame and postgame show will air on WFAN for all Rutgers football games, while basketball games on WCBS will get a 15-minute pregame and postgame show.
Games will be able to be streamed locally on the Audacy app, and the company said both stations will promote the partnership on-air and digitally, in addition to on-campus events throughout the school year.