WGAC-A, WKXC Rack Up Gabby & Merit Awards
June 13, 2008 at 6:18 AM (PT)
The GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS (GAB) has awarded six GABBY AWARDS and two MERIT AWARDS to BEASLEY/AUGUSTA's News/Talk WGAC-A. They picked up:
Best Newscast - “8:00 AM News” by MARY LIZ NOLAN, News Director
Best News Story - “Stupid Bank Robber” by LEE MILLER
Best Sports Program - “WGAC Morning News Sports” by ASHLEY BROWN
Best Radio On-Air Personality - AUSTIN RHODES
Best Station Produced Commercial - “TERESA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT” by MICHAEL LANE
Radio Station of the Year -WGAC-AM
Best Newscast - “4:30 PM News” by MARSY McFERREN
Best Feature Story/Series or Documentary - “Racial Politics Dominate Meeting” by SCOTT HUDSON
Also during the GABBY AWARDS ceremony, the GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD presented WGAC-A with a special honor for "Outstanding Public Service Support."
Sister Country WKXC won their first two GABBY awards for "Best Non-News Radio Program" (The KICKS-99 WAKE UP CREW) and for "Community Service." BEASLEY/AUGUSTA OM and WKXC PD T-GENTRY said: “We are extremely pleased and proud that the GAB has honored the KICKS WAKE UP KREW – both MIKE and STEVE work hard on air and in the community each day to make their show the best it can be. Also, having our ‘Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull’ win an award means a lot to us as we are about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this annual charity event.”
For a complete list of GABBY and MERIT AWARD winners, click here.