Chaz & AJ have been named Best Personality of the Year in the Medium Market category at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards in Nashville. The awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Dinner and happen each year during the Radio Show.
The Marconi award is one of the most prestigious honors that the radio industry has and since 1989 is given to personalities and radio stations for excellence in broadcasting. 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.
Chaz & AJ air on Connoisseur Media’s three rock stations in Connecticut—102.9 The Whale WDRC FM (Hartford, CT), 99.1 WPLR (New Haven, CT), 95.9 WFOX (Stamford/Norwalk, CT) from 5:30am-10:00am. The show has made headlines by bringing communities together through good and bad times and has often been referred to as a “town hall meeting in a frat house.” Joining Chaz & AJ on-air are “Pam” and “Producer Phil”. The show has aired in Connecticut since 2002, and together with “The Tribe”, have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for listeners in need throughout the state.
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Nettles, courtesy of Big Machine Label Group. Acclaimed WCBS-FM morning personality and host of the nationally syndicated “America’s Greatest Hits” Scott Shannon served as the host.
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“This award belongs to our listeners. Anytime we do a fund raiser they show up big. They are always there for us,” said Chaz & AJ. “We proudly accept the Marconi on their behalf.”
“After years of entertaining Connecticut, it is incredibly exciting to see this show get recognized on a national level with this award,” said Operations Manager Keith Dakin. “Chaz and AJ work tirelessly every day to create compelling content and now they have a Marconi for their efforts!”
Connoisseur Media Connecticut General Manager Kristin Okesson added, “Chaz & AJ deserve this honor as they are true broadcasters who take the responsibility of what they do very seriously.” She said, “I have seen this show help heal communities after devastation, debate politicians, ensure needy children get toys during the holidays and make the audience laugh daily. I am completely honored to work with them.”
Connoisseur Media owns and /or operates 42 radio stations including significant clusters in Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey and is based in Westport, CT.