850 The Buzz Voted “Best Radio Station”

January 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News


Brian Maloney

850 The Buzz Voted “Best Radio Station”

Raleigh, N.C. – January 12, 2006 – WRBZ Sports Radio 850 The Buzz, the Triangle area’s leading sports talk radio station has been voted “Best Radio Station” by readers of Cary Magazine, earning its first Maggy award. Cary Magazine is an upscale publication devoted to celebrating the lifestyle of Western Wake County dwellers.

“We are in the business of serving the community and we are truly grateful to our listeners and advertisers for recognizing our on-going service,” said Brian Maloney, Vice President and General Manager of Sports Radio 850 The Buzz.

The Best Radio Station award comes on the heels of WRBZ being recognized in 2005 as one of the top fifteen sports talk radio stations in the entire country by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. There are currently over 500 radio stations in the United States programming an all-sports format. WRBZ ranks #17 in the country, outperforming other stations in much larger markets such as Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Kansas City and St. Louis.


About WRBZ Sports Radio
WRBZ Sports Radio is the Triangle’s only all-sports radio station offering the latest sports information, breaking news, local coverage and nationally syndicated sports talk radio programming, including Imus in the Morning and The Jungle with Jim Rome. WRBZ Sports Radio, owned by McClatchey Broadcasting, has a proven track record of audience growth, and is one of the fastest growing radio stations in the Raleigh-Durham metro area. WRBZ Sports Radio has been recognized for its community service as a National Finalist in the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Awards, and as a recipient of the NAB's 2002, 2003 and 2004 Certificate of Merit for excellence in community service. WRBZ Sports Radio is a leading marketing partner for new Triangle businesses that are looking to build loyal customer bases, and for established businesses seeking to retain and to grow their existing customer bases. For more information, contact General Manager Brian Maloney at 919.875.9100 or by e-mail at manager@850thebuzz.com.