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Excellence In Broadcasting Awards

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RADIO DIVISION

Station of the Year
This award recognizes a radio station for overall service to its listenership and communities
Criteria: Public service and community involvement, entertainment values, thoroughness, production, promotions, listener interaction, digital, social and overall delivery. 

Best Morning Show
This award recognizes the best radio morning show airing between 5a-10a
Criteria: Entertainment value, creativity, production value, presentation and impact.

Best Talk Show
This award recognizes the best locally originated, regular scheduled radio talk show
Criteria: Entertainment value, creativity, production value, presentation and impact.

Best News Coverage
This award recognizes the best single radio coverage of a local news event
Criteria: Presentation, production values, interest of story covered and overall impact of the news coverage.

Best Sports Play By Play
This award recognizes the best locally originated sports play by play
Criteria: Presentation of facts, creativity and delivery.

Best Locally Produced Commercial
This award recognizes the best single commercial produced by a member station on behalf of an advertiser.
Criteria: Creativity, message delivery and production value.

Best Digital Product
This award recognizes the best locally generated radio website or social media site
Criteria: Treatments of content including text, audio, video, social media and user-generated content, how well the site communicate information, overall appearance, ease of use, use of visuals and the depth and quality of information available.

Rookie of the Year
This award recognizes an individual who has made great strides in his/her first two years of employment in the radio industry
Criteria: Employee must be serving in his/her first 24 months of broadcast employment at the time the award is presented.  Dedication, morale, innovation, determination, passion, leadership, going above and beyond expectations, and other exemplary skills will be considered.

 

TELEVISION DIVISION

Station of the Year
This award recognizes a television station for overall service to its viewership and communities
Criteria: Public service and community involvement, entertainment values, thoroughness, production, promotions, viewer interaction, digital, social and overall delivery.

Best Morning Newscast
This award recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscast originally aired between 4a-12p
Criteria: Presentation of facts, thoroughness, production values, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the newscast

Best Evening Newscast
This award recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscasts originally aired between 4p-11p
Criteria: Aspects of the newscast (i.e. News, Weather and Sports), presentation of facts, thoroughness, production values, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the newscast and delivery.

Best Sportscast
This award recognizes the best locally originated and regularly scheduled sportscast
Criteria: Clear presentation of facts, thoroughness, delivery/communication skills and interest of stories presented.

Best Weathercast
This award recognizes the best locally originated and regularly scheduled weather broadcast
Criteria: Clear presentation of facts, thoroughness, delivery/communication skills and interest of stories presented.

Best Locally Produced Commercial
This award recognizes the best single commercial produced by a member station on behalf of an advertiser.
Criteria: Creativity, message delivery and production value.

Best Digital Product
This award recognizes the best locally generated television website or social media site
Criteria: Treatments of content including text, audio, video, social media and user generated content, how well the site communicate information, overall appearance, ease of use, use of visuals and the depth and quality of information available.

Rookie of the Year
This award recognizes an individual who has made great strides in his/her first two years of employment in the television industry
Criteria: Employee must be serving in his/her first 24 months of broadcast employment at the time the award is presented.  Dedication, morale, innovation, determination, leadership, going above and beyond expectations, and other exemplary skills will be considered.

 

TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Engineer of the Year
This award recognizes individuals who have displayed excellence and innovation in broadcast engineering for a Kentucky radio or television station
Criteria: Development of new technology, leadership in education, and contributions to broadcast engineering technical standards.

 

LEGACY DIVISION

Al Temple Award

Past Recipients
Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Kentucky Broadcasters Association over an extended period of time.  Their volunteer service is an invaluable part of this organization’s success and ability to serve its members.

 

Kentucky Mic Hall of Fame

Past Recipients
Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the broadcasting profession in Kentucky.  Since this award is considered to be the highest award given by the KBA to recognize accomplishments in Kentucky broadcasting, recipients are hereby inducted into the KBA Hall of Fame.

 

J.T. Whitlock Life Service Award

Past Recipients
Presented to members who have earned perpetual membership and recognition as a result of quality and longevity of their service to their stations, communities and to Kentucky broadcasting.  Participation in conventions shall be at no cost to recipients of this award and their spouse.

 

Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian

Past Recipients
Presented in recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of former Kentuckians who have earned fame or acclaim in their respected field or endeavor.

 

KBA Chairman’s Award
Presented to KBA’s outgoing Chair of the Board in recognition of his/her service and contributions to the Association and its membership.

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