Broadcast Excellence Celebrated at 30th Annual Spectrum Awards

Excellence in broadcasting throughout the past year was celebrated on Friday during the 30th annual Spectrum Awards.

WTHR in Indianapolis was named Station of the Year in Television Market 1, WPTA in Fort Wayne won Station of the Year in Television Market 2, WQHK received Station of the Year in Radio Market 1 and WQLK earned Station of the Year in Radio Market 2.

Below is the complete list of winners (in bold) and finalists.

Radio Market 1: Indianapolis Metro Area, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Station of the Year

WQHK – Fort Wayne
WLHK – Indianapolis
WOWO – Fort Wayne

Newscast

WIBC – July 19 CJ Miller, anchor
WOWO – Best Newscast, Darrin Wright
WTRC – Jon Zimney 5PM News 8-16-16

Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team

WIBC – Chicks On the Right 
WKDQ – The Q Crew Radio Show with Dave and Leslie
WNOW – The Joe & Alex Show on RadioNOW 100.9

Local Community Involvement 

WBYT – Poppin For Pink
WQHK – Community Involvement
WTRC – 2017 Five Star Life Radiothon

Sports

WSBT – Darin Pritchett Notre Dame Hockey – South Bend Cubs
WIBC – Heroes of the 500

Best Radio Commercial

WFNI – Laborers Local 120 Coty’s Story
WRBR – United Beverage Scrooged
WTRC – Home Comfort Experts Game of Pinecones

Best Promotional Campaign 

WBYT – B100 Christmas Wishes 2016
WBCL – Same Great Sound, Fun New Look
WTRC – WTRC FM Election Night Coverage 2016

Best Election Coverage 

WFYI – Indiana Public Broadcasting Live Election Night 2016
WIBC – Best Election Coverage WIBC
WTRC – Michiana’s Election Headquarters 2016

Radio Market 2: All Other Markets

Station of the Year 

WQLK – Richmond
WLBC – Muncie
WRSW – Warsaw

Newscast

WQLK – News April 18, 2017
WBST – IPR 5pm ATC Newscast from Jan 11, 2017
WSCH – Best Newscast – October 2016

Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team

WMXQ – Brian Casey
WERK – Jaybo
WLBC – Simon Hoying

Local Community Involvement 

WLBC – School Supply Drive
WKOA – Neuhoff Media-Feed the Need Day
WRSW – Riley Radio Days 2017

Sports

WBDC – Jasper Thrilling Semi State Baseball Ending
WAMW – Washington Hatchet Basketball with Dave Crooks & Kyle Cornelius
WHBU – State Finals Lucas Oil Zack

Commercial

WQLK – Greenville Farm Power of the Past
WAMW – WAMW Etiennes Watermelon
WERK – Date My Daughter MITS

Best Promotional Campaign

WRSW – WRSW’s Family Vacation
WKOA – Subaru Car Giveaway
WSCH – WSCH- U Pick, U Pack Getaway Giveaway 2017

Election Coverage

WAMW – WAMW Election Coverage

Television Market 1: Indianapolis Metro Area

Station of the Year

WTHR
WFYI
WRTV

General News Story 

WTHR – Attacked
WISH – Today’s the Day
WXIN – Officer Saves Baby with Taser

News Feature/Use of Medium

WTHR – The Young Urban Gardener
WRTV – Delphi Daughters the Untold Story of Abby and Libby
WTTV – Honors for PTSD Suicide Veterans

Weathercast

WTHR – Tracking the Tornado

Local Community Involvement

WISH – WISH Patrol
WTHR – Tornado Relief August 2016
WXIN – FOX59 Packs the Pantries

Sportscast 

WXIN – Football Friday Night 2016 State Championship Games
WISH – The Zone
WTHR – TrackTeam 13

Commercial

WISH – Stacked Pickle – Hungry Yet Campaign
WISH – Civic Theater – Music Man
WRTV – Child Advocates

Election Coverage

WTHR – Decision 2016
WISH – Your Vote
WXIN/WTTV  – Election 2016

Television Market 2: All Other Markets

Station of the Year

WPTA
Lakeshore PBS
WEHT

General News Story

WEVV – Falling Through the Cracks
WEHT – One of Twenty Two
WSBT – ‘Project Homecoming’ Gives Healthcare to Homeless Neighbors

News Feature/Use of Medium

WLFI – Christian Burns Habitat House
WANE – Carpool Conversation with Logan Allen
WTHI – Seven-year-old gets a job to buy presents for other kids

Weathercast

WANE – Nicholas Ferreri
WEHT – Gibson County Tornado
WPTA ABC 21 – Matt Leach

Local Community Involvement

WYIN – Town Hall on Race, Justice, Community and Policing
WFIE – Sunrise School Spirit
WLFI – “W18 2TXT” Community Involvement

Sportscast

WANE – Highlight Zone September 23, 2016
WEHT – The 19th Hole
WTWO – Grant Pugh Best Sportscast

Commercial

WTWO – Baesler’s Commercial
WTWO – Owens Motorsports Commercial
WTWO – Big Bounce Funhouse Commercial

Election Coverage

WEHT – 2016 Your Local Election Headquarters
WNDU – Election Coverage 2016

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