KSRO Honored with Double Marconi Awards
KSRO was named a “Radio Station of the Year” at the annual Radio Marconi Awards in Orlando, Florida, September 27.
The Marconi Award is the radio industry’s equivalency of the Oscars for Movies or the Pulitzer for Publishing. It is the highest award issued annually for superior broadcasting and community service
Additionally, KSRO’s News Director and Morning Anchor, Pat Kerrigan, received a second Marconi for “Personality of the Year”!
KSRO was one of just a few stations receiving double-Marconi recognition at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Radio Show, held at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando.
The awards recognize KSRO and Pat Kerrigan’s dedicated and vital coverage during and after the Northern California Wildfires of last year.
Lawrence Amaturo, Managing Member of Amaturo Sonoma Media Group (ASMG) commented, “While the North Bay rebuilds from the devastating fires of last year, we are humbled at this national recognition of KSRO and Pat Kerrigan…so richly deserved”.
ASMG President and General Manger of KSRO, Michael O’Shea added, “The Marconi is the highest honor our industry bestows for radio excellence, and KSRO and Pat continue to provide excellent service to our community as we rise from the ashes.”
“I accepted the Marconi on behalf of our entire KSRO News Team, with whom I share this recognition,” Pat Kerrigan stated, “and I encouraged the 2,000 national broadcasters attending to get the word to their listeners that Sonoma County is open for business, so come support our community.”
See below for Pat Kerrigan and Michael O’Shea’s acceptance speeches.
We are beyond proud to work with radio stations and broadcasters of this caliber. Congratulations Pat, KSRO and the whole team who responded so quickly to last year’s fires.