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Radio Ink's Digital Awards Finalists


The 3rd annual Radio Ink Convergence Awards, sponsored by Presslaff Interactive, will be presented Monday, March 4, at Radio Ink's 2013 Convergence conference. Confirming radio's continued growth in the digital space, we received more entries in 2013 than ever before, including small-, medium-, and large-market stations from all over the country and Canada. Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads said, "Recognition is a powerful tool, and we want to recognize innovation and quality digital programs because it plays such an important role in our world today."

The Radio Ink Convergence Awards were established three years ago to recognize excellence in digital platforms, from station websites to database marketing and client-focused solutions. Presslaff Interactive Revenue founder Ruth Presslaff said, "This year’s many nominations for the Radio Ink Convergence Awards is a good indicator of the seriousness with which broadcasters are treating the digital category. The dollars and imagination reflected by each of these nominations have already brought rewards to these stations. I know we’re all looking forward to seeing who brings home the awards in Santa Clara next month."

Radio Ink EVP/Radio Deborah Parenti observed, "Every year, the quality of the entries for the Convergence Awards has grown. This year's uptick in the number of the nominations we received certainly demonstrates the broader commitment digital efforts are receiving from more stations across the country."

From the hundreds of entries received this year, Radio Ink is proud to present the 2013 Convergence Award Finalists.

Best Brand Extension Through Streaming
CBS Local Digital Media
KGMZ/San Francisco
WOWO/Fort Wayne, IN
KRSQ/Billings, MT
American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest
Cox Media Group Tampa
WTOP/Washington, DC

Best Client-Focused Digital Solution
Kim O'Keefe CKFM-FM, Beasley/Miami
KFRG/CBS Radio, Riverside
Ben Finley, WQHT-FM, Emmis New York
Corey Gallagher, Greater Media Boston, WKLB
WSLC-FM/Roanoke, VA
Kathy Smith, Entercom/Portland
Matt Cowper, WPEN/Greater Media, Philadelphia
Greg Scirrotto, WMMR/Greater Media, Philadelphia

Most Original Database/Digital Marketing Campaign
WKJY-FM, Connoisseur Media of Long Island, NY
BGE Radio
KYKN/Salem, OR
WMEE/Fort Wayne, IN, Beasley Broadcasting/Miami
WSLC-FM/Roanoke, VA
KPRI/San Diego

Best Radio App
ESPN Radio App
KQRC/Kansas City
WBYR/Fort Wayne, IN
Genesis Communications

Best Use of Social Media
KIIS-FM/Los Angeles
Federated Media
Entercom Communications/Seattle
Entercom Communications/Seattle, Denver, Boston
WBAB/Nassau-Suffolk, Beasley/Miami
The Bobby Bones Show
WSUN/Saint Petersburg, FL
WPLR/New Haven
"Ibarra" Angel Ibarra, KMIX/Stockton

Best Radio Station Website (Markets 1-50)
KIRO-AM & FM/Seattle
KQRC/Kansas City
WWL/New Orleans
WWBA/Tampa Bay
KSTP-AM/Minneapolis-St. Paul
WCKX/Columbus, OH
KJLH/Los Angeles

Best Radio Station Website (Markets 51+)
KDGL/Yucca Valley, CA
KCII/Washington, IA
WVIC/Lansing, MI
WKSE/Niagara Falls, NY
WSLC-FM/Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA
WTAQ/Green Bay/Glenmore, WI
WILI/Willimantic, CT
WPLR/New Haven, CT

Convergence 2013
March 4-5
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA