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KINK Wins Marconi For Rock Station Of The Year

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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    ------------------------------KINK Wins Marconi For Rock Station Of The Year------------------------------

    ALPHA BROADCASTING Triple A KINK/PORTLAND OR has won Rock Station Of The Year from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS at this year’s RADIO SHOW. The NAB held the 2012 MARCONI RADIO AWARDS in DALLAS last night (9/20).

    This is the second year in a row that KINK was nominated for the prestigious award. With nearly 45 years in the format, KINK is known around the country for its solid programming philosophy, its deep roots in the community, its relationship with artists, and charitable actions. The station was the first in PORTLAND to broadcast on the FM airwaves.
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    NAB News Release:

    KINK-FM NAMED ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR

    DALLAS --KINK-FM Portland, OR was named Rock Station of the Year at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the Radio Show in Dallas, TX.

    The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 06:32 PM #
  2. jr_tech
    Member

    "The station was the first in PORTLAND to broadcast on the FM airwaves"

    Huh?

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 06:38 PM #
  3. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    It's a bit of a stretch alright. Probably connecting to it's roots when King Broadcasting applied for its license in 1967. The station was originally going to be the third KGW-FM. The original was the first FM in the Pacific Northwest (1946). That station became KQFM which today is KKRZ "Z100." But for a period of time KGW-FM was taken off the air between 1950 and 1952, so even it can't claim to have broadcast continuously, that honor goes to KPFM (1946) which today is KYCH "Charlie."

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 06:54 PM #
  4. motozak3
    Member

    Waste of an award, for sure.....

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 07:09 PM #
  5. RobP
    Member

    Care to share with the class why you've opined that?

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 07:35 PM #
  6. motozak3
    Member

    Nope. I'm getting sick of having to re-explain the same things to the same people 100 000 times over. Look in the past threads if you just have to know.

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 08:36 PM #
  7. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    motozak3: You should have BLANKED OUT your posts....as usual. :lol:

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 09:45 PM #
  8. motozak3
    Member

    Yeah, but chances are he probably wouldn't rest until I posted *something* in response. There are times when *some* signal is better than *no* signal at all.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_noise

    Posted on September 21, 2012 - 11:53 PM #
  9. Celebutard
    Member

    Congratulations to the KINK team! It's comforting to know that in this day and age of cookie cutter formats and voicetracking originating from somewhere on the other side of the country, KINK was rewarded for local original programming, live content and commitment to the Portland community.

    Posted on September 22, 2012 - 07:53 AM #
  10. W7PAT
    Member

    Congratulations to KINK.
    Perhaps they meant to say, the first 24 hour FM
    Rock station in Portland (?)

    Posted on September 22, 2012 - 10:05 AM #