Will    Payne 			 Barry Diamond

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2014 Texas Regional Radio Awards Personalities of the Year

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K95.5 WB Morning Circus

2014 Texas Regional Radio Awards Personalities of the Year

2010 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2009 OAB non-metro personalities of the year

2009 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2008 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2007 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2006 OAB Spot Weather Award

2004 OAB non-metro personalities of the year

2002 OAB non-metro personalities of the year

2002 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2002 Academy of Country Music award nominee

2001 NAB Marconi Award Nominee

2000 OAB non-metro personalities of the year

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Will Payne and Barry Diamond have a collective of 45+ years in broadcasting. In 2014 celebrating 14 years on the air together at K95.5. “Getting out and helping people, that’s what we are all about” Payne says.“Business or charity both are equally important to us,” said Diamond. They helped in raising over $1,000,000 for local charities across the Red River Valley. Success is an under statement. Both were voted Best DJ’s in area newspaper poles, named the 2014 Texas Regional Radio Personalities of the year, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters non-metro Radio Personalities of the year in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009, Six time NABMarconi Award nominee and had 80% of the home county audience in the county by county Arbitron for 2013.

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE 7-20-2010 2010 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists AnnouncedWASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced today the finalists for the 2010 NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced on September 30 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the 2010 Radio Show at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Will Payne and Barry Diamond, KITX-FM, Hugo, OK
Cathy Blythe, KFOR-AM, Lincoln, NE
Leo Greco, WMT-AM, Cedar Rapids, IA
Todd Haugen and Mardy Karger, KBHP-FM, Bemidji, MN
Cyril [Bub] McCullough, WMCI-FM, Mattoon-Charleston, IL

About the Radio Show The 2010 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 29-October 1 in Washington, DC. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2010 Radio Show, visit www.RadioShowWeb.com.

 

NEWS RELEASE 3-22-2009

KITX-FM ‘s Hugo, OK/Paris, TX (K95.5 WB Morning Circus) morning show host  Will Payne and Barry Diamond win the non-Metro Personality of the year award.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“This award is really for the family, the ones that live with us, work with us, and listen everyday. They make it all worth while!” says Payne. “once again it is just nice to be nominated, even sweeter to win!” says Diamond. 2010 marking the 10th anniversary of the duo and this is the fourth OAB Personality of the year Award. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Will's daughter McKinley (4th generation radio personality) accepted the award for the duo.

Outstanding Achievement Awards, Personality of the Year, Radio Station of the Year, and TV Best of Show were presented at the annual OAB Awards Dinner on Friday, March 19, 2010, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. The awards banquet is part of the annual OAB Convention.  http://www.oabok.org/

 

NEW RELEASE Sept 14th 2008

WASHINGTON, DC - NAB announced today that KITX-FM and the WB Morning Circus werer finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced on September 18 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during The NAB Radio Show at the Austin Convention Center.

The finalists are:

Small Market Station of the Year
KITX-FM Hugo, OK

Small Market Personality of the Year
Will & Barry, KITX-FM Hugo, OK

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 17- 19 in Austin, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available at www.nabradioshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

K95.5 Morning Circus Named 2004 Personalities of the Year
K95.5's (KITX Hugo, OK) Will Payne, Barry Diamond, and the Van Man of the K95.5 Morning Circus were named winners of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters non-metro market Personalities of the Year, last Saturday night at the Annual Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Wow, this is a tremendous honor; we were nominated with some great talent, and to be selected. That's special “ Payne said after the ceremony.

“Another great honor has been bestowed upon us, our team makes it fun to come to work each morning” said Diamond.

The Van Man is a first time winner and had this to say following the ceremony. “I would like to thank my fans, my sponsors, the folks that bring me coffee, my family, NASCAR, Lisa D, Mike Rogers, Rachel, Carolyn, Jo, Melissa, Bill, and our wives. Oh yeah Will and Barry too those guys are awesome.”

This marks the third OAB non-metro personality award for the Morning Circus. (2000, 2002, 2004) Audio available at www.k955.com

News Release March 2003

K95.5’s Will Payne and Barry Diamond of the K95.5 Morning Circus were named winners of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters non-metro market Personalities of the Year, last Saturday night at the Annual Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Winning again is great, and to have our wives accept the award for us was awesome“ Payne said after the ceremony. Diamond joined in with “ This is a great honor and shows that hard work really does pay off.” Will and Barry were not able to attend the awards ceremony due to prior obligations. Last week they were broadcasting from Texas Motor Speedway. The K95.5 Morning Circus can be heard Monday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 9:30 am on KITX-FM 95.5. K95.5 has two offices one in Paris, Texas and Hugo, Oklahoma. To contact the K95.5 Morning Circus call 580-326-2555 after 10 am or go to www.k955.com for more click here

News Release July 1, 2002

2002 NAB MARCONI RADIO AWARDS
FINAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Washington, DC, July 1, 2002 - More than 100 radio stations and on-air personalities have been selected as finalists for the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards competition. Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner, Guglielmo Marconi, the Marconi Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.An independent task force selected finalists in 20 categories. Ballots will be sent to members of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy in mid-July. The ballots are tabulated by KPMG.

The nominees are:

Small Market Personality of the Year
Terry Bell, KKAJ, Ardmore, OK
Al Caldwell, KLVI, Beaumont, TX
Allan James & Amber Stearns, WZWZ, Kokomo, IN
Will Payne & Barry Diamond, KITX, Hugo, OK
Danny Preston, KMBQ, Wasilla, AK

The winners in each category will be announced on September 14th at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, WA. The annual dinner & show, radio's premier awards program, will be the grand finale to The NAB Radio Show. The NAB Radio Show® is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, September 12-14 in Seattle, WA, will feature interactive sessions, special events and an extensive exhibit floor. More information about The NAB Radio Show® is available on the NAB Web site at www.nab.org/conventions. NAB serves and represents America's radio and television stations.


News Release February 2001

K95.5’s Will Payne and Barry Diamond of the K95.5 Morning Circus were named winners of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters non-metro market Personalities of the Year, last Saturday night at the Annual Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“This is truly an honor just to be nominated, but to take home the cake, Wow! “ Payne said after the ceremony. Diamond joined in with “ This is one of the greatest honors I have ever had bestowed upon me.” Payne and Diamond have been hosts of the K95.5 Morning Circus for a little less than a year. The K95.5 Morning Circus can be heard Monday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 9:30 am on KITX-FM 95.5. K95.5 has two offices one in Paris, Texas and Hugo, Oklahoma. To contact the K95.5 Morning Circus call 580-326-2555 after 10 am or go to www.k955.com

 

News Release January 2001

K95.5’s Morning Circus will broadcast live from the Texas Motor Speedway prior to races. This is the first time a radio station from our area has been granted broadcast rights.

The Morning Circus is Will Payne and Barry Diamond. Both devout racing enthusiasts, Diamond was the announcer at Paris motor speedway for X years. “ This is such honor to be able to do the show from Texas Motor Speedway” Payne said. “NASCAR and Busch series racing is huge!” Diamond said.

 

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