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Audacy’s Debbie Kenyon Recipient of NAB Marconi Award

October 27, 2023

Debbie Kenyon

The annual Marconi Radio Awards were handed out Wednesday evening (10/25) during the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner, presented by Xperi, held in conjunction with NAB Show New York at NYC’s Javits Center. 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.

Audacy/Detroit SVP/Market Manager Debbie Kenyon was honored with a Marconi for Legendary Radio Manager.  Kenyon has spent over 25 years at the helm of the company's Motor City properties.  She was the recipient of MAB's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.  She is a former Chairperson of the MAB.

"Debbie is a true leader and visionary in the broadcast media industry," said MAB President and CEO Sam Klemet. "She continues to raise bar for excellence and innovation and all broadcasters in the state and country are better because of her work."

Last year, Audacy Detroit stations won two Marconi Awards. 97.1 The Ticket WXYT-FM was named Sports Station of the Year and and 99.5 WYCD earned Large Market Station of the Year.

Other recipients of this year's Marconi awards were:

Legendary Station: KCBS-AM/San Francisco

Network/Syndicated Personality: Rich Eisen, Westwood One, Los Angeles

Major Market Station: WALR-FM/Atlanta

Major Market Personality: The late Lin Brehmer, WXRT-FM/Chicago

Large Market Station: KSTP-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Large Market Personality: Dave Ryan with Falen, Jenny & Drake, KDWB-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Medium Market Station: WXKB-FM/Ft. Myers-Naples, FL

Medium Market Personality: Ashley Adams, Roger Todd & Michele Silva, WJXB-FM/Knoxville, TN

Small Market Station: WIKY-FM/Evansville, IN

Small Market Personality: Kevin Hilley & Erin Hart, KATI-FM/Columbia-Jefferson City, MO

Best Podcast: The Letter, KSL-FM/Salt Lake City

Marconi Radio Winners By Format:

AC Station: KODA-FM/Houston

CHR Station: WAPE-FM/Jacksonville

Classic Hits Station: KONO-FM/San Antonio

College Radio Station: WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Country Station: KYGO-FM/Denver

News/Talk Station: WTOP-FM/Washington, D.C.

Religious Station: KLTY-FM/Dallas-Ft. Worth

Rock Station: WMMR-FM/Philadelphia

Spanish Language Station: WLKQ-FM/Atlanta

Sports Station: WBZ-FM/Boston

Urban Station: WHQT-FM/Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

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