NEW ULM - KNUJ AM radio became a finalist for recognition from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Award.
KNUJ is one of five stations named Small Market Station of the Year finalists. Others were KCLR, Columbia, Mo.; KFAT, Anchorage, Ak.; WKDZ, Cadiz, Ky.; and WVAQ, Morgantown, W.V.
"It's a pretty big deal. Like the Oscars and Emmys," said KNUJ General Manager Jim Bartels. "It's great for the radio station and the community."
Other Minnesota stations named finalists were KSTP, Minneapolis, Legendary Station; KKJM, St. Cloud, Religious Station of the Year; Large Market Personality of The Year, Moon and Staci, KSTP, Minneapolis; and Small Market Personality of the Year, Greg Travis, KEEZ, Mankato.
National winners will be announced Sept. 20, at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show at the 2012 Radio Show at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.