Not many things top getting a late night text from the bossman, aka Tim Roberts, stating that he is holding the 2012 Marconi Award for ‘Country Station of the Year!’

That is exactly what happened last night from the annual Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Dallas, Texas! 99.5 WYCD was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters, (NAB) as the 2012 Country Station of the Year.

The prestigious Marconi Awards recognize radio’s outstanding personalities and stations.  “I am ecstatic about this award because it is a celebration of every single person in the building” said Tim Roberts, Program Director for 99.5 WYCD, adding “we have outstanding on-air talent but it also an award for the whole organization; we provide great entertainment as well as community services to the whole Detroit area.”

Marconi finalists are selected by a task force of broadcasters, the winners voted on by the NAB Award Selection Academy, and the results tabulated by an independent firm.

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts

“The award wasn’t only for our amazing talent but also because of our great relationships with country music artists and the successful events we put on locally,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice-President and Market Manager of CBS Radio Detroit. “The 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown, which just celebrated its 30th year, makes a real difference because it provides a connection between our listeners, the artists and our whole community.”

Tim Roberts, who is also Program Director for Detroit’s Greatest Hit station, 104.3 WOMC, was also recently voted one Number 1 in Radio Ink’s top 20 Country Program Directors in America!

We expressly acknowledge and thank YOU, our loyal listeners, for tuning in to 99.5 WYCD each day and making it possible for this great honor!

99.5 WYCD is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. You can hear WYCD broadcast on-air, online at and through a variety of mobile outlets including the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices with the free app. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 127 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates 104.3 WOMC, WDZH-FM, WWJ-AM, WXYT-AM/FM in Detroit.

Nanci Haskin/99.5 WYCD
CKC Agency contributed to this post.

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