Bryan Broadcasting wins four Marconi Radio Awards | Local news

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Candy 95’s “Morning Candy” show with Frito and Katy received the Marconi Award for Small Market Personalities of the Year. The show devotes four hours each weekday morning to a conversation about current affairs, pop culture, and the lives of hosts and listeners while being involved in important community projects, Young said.

“Winning a Marconi is something all the people we grew up listening to, very few of them ever won, it’s basically like winning an Oscar if you’re someone on the radio,” he said. -he declares. “It’s just something we never thought we would receive, and to be honored as National Radio Personality of the Year for doing a radio show at Bryan-College Station is extremely rare. We’re just blown away to have this kind of recognition.

NewsTalk 1620 WTAW-AM received its first Marconi Award after being named Small Market Radio Station of the Year. WTAW, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, broadcast the first play-by-play sports program in the United States, a Texas A&M football game against the University of Texas, in 1921, a year before the station did not officially become known as WTAW. .

“We have always thought that WTAW was one of the best radio stations in the country, especially one of the best news stations in the country,” Young said. “It truly is a huge blessing to see them finally honored for their commitment to making the news in a way that a lot of people don’t see anymore, presenting the whole story. It took a long time for them to be honored as Small Market Station of the Year. “


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