Iowa Broadcast News Association Hands Out Awards
April 29, 2016 at 1:34 PM (PT)
The IOWA BROADCAST NEWS ASSOCIATION handed out its 2015 News Excellence Awards at its Spring Convention in WATERLOO on APRIL 23rd. The JACK SHELLEY Award for outstanding contribution to the cause of professional broadcast journalism in IOWA was presented to iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WHO-A/DES MOINES' SUE DANIELSON.
Among the radio first-place winners:
- In-Depth/Series: ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY noncomercial Variety-Jazz KALA/DAVENPORT, IA, HALEY GIBBS and SOPHIE FOREMAN, "Bee Speak 9/8/15"
- Public Affairs: KALA, HALEY GIBBS, SOPHIE FOREMAN, ALEX BURKAMPER, "The Story Of RAY WALTON"
- Sports Play-By-Play: WARTBURG COLLEGE noncommercial Top 40 KWAR/WAVERLY, IA, MATT GRUEMMER and TYLER FRENCH, WARTBURG Basketball 2/24/15
- Best Newscast: KALA, HALEY GIBBS and SOPHIE FOREMAN, "KALA This Week"
- Spot News Coverage: MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS Country KSOM/AUDUBON, IA, TOM ROBINSON, "GLENWOOD Shooting"
- Use of Actuality: M&M BROADCASTING's RACCOON VALLEY RADIO/PERRY, IA, COLTRANE CARSON, "Grammy Winner Visits Choir Students"
- Feature: KMA BROADCASTING News-Talk KMA-A/SHENANDOAH, IA, JON JACOBSEN, DEAN JENNINGS, JEFF GOOS, TIM WAYNE, "Love Letters From the VIETNAM War"
- In-Depth/Series: KSOM, BENNETT BLAKE, "Every 15 Minutes"
- Public Affairs: ALPHA MEDIA News-Talk KGLO-A/MASON CITY, IA, BOB FISHER, "Ask the Mayor"
- Farm and Agriculture: M&M/HOME BROADCASTING Classic Hits KCII-A-F-K273CC/WASHINGTON, IA, SALLY HART, "Organic Farming in WASHINGTON COUNTY"
- Sports Coverage: M&H BROADCASTING Country KNIA-K237DH-Classic Hits KRLS/KNOXVILLE, IA, ANDREW SCHNEIDER, "Tulip City Quarterback Conundrum"
- Sports Play-By-Play: ALPHA MEDIA Adult Standards KRIB-A/MASON CITY, IA, BOB FISHER
- Political Coverage: KGLO, BOB FISHER, "Election Night 2015"
- General Reporting: DELAWARE COUNTY BROADCASTING AC KMCH (MIX 94.7)/MANCHESTER, IA, JANELLE TUCKER, "WEST DELAWARE School Bus Rollover"
- Overall Excellence in Reporting: KSOM, MANDY BILLINGS
- Overall Excellence in Anchoring: iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KASI-A/AMES, IA, TRENT RICE
- Overall Excellence in Weather Coverage: KMCH, Staff, "DELAWARE COUNTY Storm Damage"
- Overall Best Use of Online Media: KMA, JON JACOBSEN, DEAN JENNINGS, JEFF GOOS, TIM WAYNE, "GOP Presidential Interviews"
- Best Newscast: KGLO, BOB FISHER
- Best Sportscast: KSOM, BENNETT BLAKE
- Overall Excellence: KSOM, TOM ROBINSON, MANDY BILLINGS, BENNETT BLAKE
- Spot News Coverage: iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WHO-A/DES MOINES, CONNOR QUEALY, "Tavern-Powder"
- Use of Actuality: RADIO DUBUQUE Adult Standards KDTH-A/DUBUQUE, JESSE GAVIN, "TRUMP v. UNIVISION"
- Feature: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE News-Talk-Classical WVIK (QUAD CITIES NPR)/ROCK ISLAND, IL, HERB TRIX, "Fighting Cancer With Art"
- In-Depth/Series: IOWA CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOURNALISM (ICPAJ), IOWA WATCH CONNECTION, "Criminal Justice Reform"
- Public Affairs: ICPAJ, IOWA WATCH CONNECTION, "Brain Drain"
- Farm and Agriculture: WVIK, MICHELLE O'NEILL, "Water Quality and Farming"
- Sports Coverage: NRG MEDIA News-Talk KXEL-A/WATERLOO, Staff, "HomeOfThePanthers.com Pre-Game Show"
- Sports Play-By-Play: KZIA, INC. Sports KGYM-A (1600 ESPN)/CEDAR RAPIDS, SCOTT UNASH
- Political Coverage: ICPAJ, IOWA WATCH CONNECTION, "Mood of the Electorate"
- General Reporting: WVIK, MICHELLE O'NEILL, "QC Campuses Fight Sexual Violence"
- Overall Excellence in Reporting: WVIK, MICHELLE O'NEILL
- Overall Excellence in Anchoring: KDTH, JESSE GAVIN
- Best Newscast: WHO, TOM NOLLER
- Overall Excellence: WHO, Staff