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WGN named one of the top stations in America


WGN is named News/Talk Station of the Year.

Congratulations to Tribune’s WGN-AM on being named the News/Talk Station of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters at the 2009 Marconi Awards. Named for the inventor of radio, the Marconi’s are considered the most prestigious award a station can win.

The station continues to dominate the category, with this victory marking the tenth victory for the station in the 20 years the awards have been given out. “We are honored to be recognized as the premier news and talk station in America," said Tom Langmyer, Vice President/General Manager of WGN Radio. “WGN's success is based on being relevant, continually evolving in news and entertainment; and being uniquely ‘Chicago.’ The WGN call letters are synonymous with Chicago."

Stations WGN beat out for the award include: KGO-AM in San Francisco, KIRO-FM in Seattle, KLBJ-AM in Austin, and KOA-AM in Denver.

Click here to see other stations from across the country who were honored at the 2009 Marconi Awards.