At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Dallas last night (Sept. 21), KGO-AM 810 received two Marconi awards for Major Market Station of the Year and News/Talk Station of the Year. KOIT-FM 96.5 won a Marconi for Adult Contemporary (AC) Station of the Year. Both stations were recognized for their high ratings, high billings and charity work. KGO was singled out for airing 8 hours a day of local news and 16 hours of local talk. The NAB handed out 21 Marconi awards last night.
“These accolades make KGO Radio the most honored radio station in Marconi history with an unprecedented 10 awards including the prestigious Legendary Station of the Year in 1995, awarded to a station only once,” a statement from KGO said. “KGO’s 2006 awards are based upon the station’s 28 years at number one in Arbitron Ratings, an award-winning reporting team delivering local, national and international news, a dynamic and distinguished group of talk show hosts and a forceful commitment to the community, raising over a million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Cancer Research.”