Friday, September 12, 2014

The New 93Q KKBQ wins Marconi Award for 2014 Major Market Station of the Year

The New 93Q wins prestigious Marconi Award for 2014 Major Market Station of the Year

Earlier this year, we saw 93Q KKBQ jump to number one in the ratings (12+) and now the Houston country music radio station receives some big honors.

Owner Cox Media Group announced The New 93Q was named 2014 Major Market Station of the Year at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the Radio Show in Indianapolis, IN.

This is the first time The New 93Q has received an award of this magnitude according to the station.

"It's a great honor for our radio station, especially our employees to be recognized as best in class,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. "We are privileged to have the opportunity to entertain, inform, and inspire our listeners each day."

The awards recognize radio's outstanding on-air personalities and stations.

"This incredible honor is the culmination of hard work by the entire team at The New 93Q,” said CMG Houston Operations Manager Johnny Chiang. “I could not be more proud of the folks whose passion for country music, radio, and our community makes The New 93Q a very special radio station and an incredibly rewarding place to work."

The station adds that 1.3 million Houstonians tune into the station on a weekly basis.

Earlier this month, Cox Media Group Houston announced the Country Music Association (CMA) nominated KKBQ-FM as a finalist for two prestigious awards: Major Market Station of the Year and Major Market Personality of the Year for The Q Morning Zoo with Tim Tuttle, Kevin Kline and Erica Rico.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards Show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live on ABC-TV from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 5th at 7pm.


  1. I hate to say this, but I think the ONLY reason they have been doing so well is the fact that 100.3 is just so damn horrible. Both stations have pretty average personalities that are kind of blah. I don't listen to them and think, " I can't wait to turn them on tomorrow to see what they have to say." They are pretty average. They both play the same music. I think in the past 100.3 had some people on the air that had pretty big egos and were often rude to listeners and that turned a lot of people off and they never went back. Plus, they just changed things around too much. You have to change things, because people get bored, but you have to make sure you don't go too far!

  2. 100.3 is way better, they at least play Texas music artists regularly. All 93Q does is say how many more commercials 100.3 plays and that gets so old. I'm just glad I live in The Woodlands, because the best station in our area is Kstar country up in Conroe

  3. Yeah. Enjoy K-Star while you can. It's packing the bags and leaving the area for Huntsville. I kid you not.


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