2023 Spectrum Award Finalists

The IBA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Spectrum Awards. This was a highly competitive year, as we had an increase in entries. Thank you to all the stations who submitted entries.

Winners will be announced during the Spectrum Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony October 2 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.


Station of the Year
WFMS (Indianapolis)
WIBC (Indianapolis)
WTTS (Indianapolis)

Broadcast Personality or Team
WIBC (Indianapolis) – Kendall and Casey
WLDE (Fort Wayne) – Jim, Carrie & Angie in the Morning
WTTS (Indianapolis) – WTTS Mornings with Matt Pelsor

Sports Coverage
WIBC (Indianapolis) – Heroes of the 500: Fire and Rain
WNDE (Indianapolis) – The Comeback
WTRC (South Bend) – Morning Sports Report Josh Williams

Best Promotional Campaign
WIBC (Indianapolis) – Matt Bair Traffic
WIKY (Evansville) – WIKY 75th Anniversary
WZPL (Indianapolis) – Nikki’s Braless Summer

Best Newscast
WIBC (Indianapolis) – WIBC News at Noon
WTRC (South Bend) – Jon Zimney
WTRC (South Bend) – Jon Zimney and Laura Smith

Local Community Involvement
WFMS (Indianapolis) – WFMS Friends & Neighbors
WIKY (Evansville) – Veteran’s Day Free Breakfast
WTRC (South Bend) – Five Star Life Radiothon 2023

WABX (Evansville) – The Asylum Tattoo and Art Gallery
WIKY (Evansville) – Audibel Better Hearing Center
WIKY (Evansville) – Huston Inc.

Best Investigative Reporting
WBCL (Fort Wayne) – Spotted Lanternfly Investigation
WIBC (Indianapolis) – Herman Whitfield III’s Death in Police Custody

General News Story
WIBC (Indianapolis) – New Information in Delphi Murders
WIKY (Evansville) – Morton Avenue Warehouse Fire
WTRC (South Bend) – The Funeral of Rep Jackie Walorski

2022 Election Coverage
WIBC (Indianapolis) – 2022 Election Coverage
WOWO (Fort Wayne) – 2022 Election Coverage


Station of the Year
WBDC (Huntingburg)
WLQI (Rensselaer)
WKOA (Lafayette)

Broadcast Personality or Team
WMGI (Terre Haute) – The Mix Morning Show with Kevin & Brooke
WVUB (Vincennes) – Rebecca Clark-Duckworth
WZWZ (Kokomo) – Z Breakfast with April and Kaylee

Sports Coverage
WHCC (Ellettsville) – Women’s Basketball Play-by-Play
WJOB (Hammond) – Green Reign
WQKZ (Ferdinand) – Sports Studio Update

Station Promotional Campaign
WLBC (Muncie) – The Great Diamond & Ice Meltdown
WKOA (Lafayette) – K-105 Country Artist “Who”-dle
WQLK (Richmond) – The Loot Boot Hunt

WITZ (Jasper) – June 22nd Newscast
WLBC (Muncie) – Friday Morning News
WQLK (Richmond) – Seara Burton-Safehaven-Powerball

Local Community Involvement
WLBC (Muncie) – Project Poinsettia
WLHM (Logansport) – Matthew Paul Morning Show Emmaus Cereal Drive
WQLK (Richmond) – The Richmond MyWay Fire

WHBU (Anderson) – Save AM Radio
WWVR (Paris) – Ted’s Bait Shop
WXXB (Delphi) – The Spinning Axe

Best Investigative Reporting
WBDC (Huntingburg) – Twinning and Winning

General News Story
WITZ (Jasper) – Severe Weather in Southwestern Indiana
WQLK (Richmond) – Richmond MyWay Facility Fire
WYMR (Culver) – Resident’s Present Solar Concerns to Marshall County Government Leaders


Station of the Year
WISH (Indianapolis)
WRTV (Indianapolis)
WXIN (Indianapolis)

News Feature
WTHR (Indianapolis) – Hunting a Serial Killer
WTHR (Indianapolis) – I am a Masterpiece
WTHR (Indianapolis) – Maxine’s Surprise

Local Community Involvement
WISH (Indianapolis) – GR8 Pasta Push
WRTV (Indianapolis) – 2022 WRTV Toy Drive
WXIN (Indianapolis) – Packing the Pantries

Investigative Reporting
WISH (Indianapolis) – The Emmett Till Case
WRTV (Indianapolis) – Driver Data for Sale
WTHR (Indianapolis) – A Mother’s Unanswered Questions

General News Story
WISH (Indianapolis) – Suzana Rodriguez
WTHR (Indianapolis) – A Bracelet Lost. A Connection Found
WTHR (Indianapolis) – He Survived…. Twice

Weather Coverage
WRTV (Indianapolis) – Navigating Severe Weather
WTHR (Indianapolis) – 13 News Weather Awareness
WTTV (Indianapolis) – Tornadoes Tear Through Central Indiana

Sports Coverage
WISH (Indianapolis) – The Zone
WTTV (Indianapolis) – NFL Draft Day
WXIN (Indianapolis) – Reliving the 107th Indianapolis 500

WISH (Indianapolis) – FC Tucker
WISH (Indianapolis) – IKORCC
WISH (Indianapolis) –  Moss Roofing

Station Promotional Campaign
WISH (Indianapolis) – Indy 500 Promo
WISH (Indianapolis) – Randy Ollis Sock Giveaway
WTTV (Indianapolis) – CBS4 News at 11 –  Anchor Stories

2022 Election Coverage
WRTV (Indianapolis) – Democracy 2022
WTHR (Indianapolis) – Decision 2022
WXIN (Indianapolis) – Indiana Senate Debate


Station of the Year
WBND (South Bend)
WNDU (South Bend)
WTWO (Terre Haute)

News Feature
WANE (Fort Wayne) – Jane’s Joy
WEHT (Evansville) – A Mother’s Hope, A Daughter’s Mission
WNDU (South Bend) – Miracle on Ice: Heroes in Warsaw

Local Community Involvement
WBND (South Bend) – 57 Minute Miracle
WEHT/WTVW (Evansville) – Easter Seals
WTWO (Terre Haute) – Wabash Valley Recovery

Investigative Reporting
WBND (South Bend) – Predator Advisory
WNDU (South Bend) – Deadly Routine: Baby Bedtime Dangers
WSBT (South Bend) – Operation Education: Marcellus Sexual Assault Allegations

General News Story
WANE (Fort Wayne) – Officer Strikes Pedestrian
WFFT (Fort Wayne) – “Are we gonna die?”
WSBT (South Bend) – Teen Steals Car

Weather Coverage
WANE (Fort Wayne) – Nicholas Ferreri Fire Explainer
WBND (South Bend) – March Winter Mess
WTWO (Terre Haute) – Tornado Aftermath

Sports Coverage
WBND (South Bend) – Notre Dame vs. California
WEHT/WTVW (Evansville) – What’s a Dawg?
WPTA (Fort Wayne) – A Dash for Dad

WEHT/WTVW (Evansville) – Pro Line Electric Pet Fencing
WSBT (South Bend) – Generations AdventurePlex
WSBT (South Bend) – Great Lakes Heating and Air

Station Promotional Campaign
WBND (South Bend) – Predator Advisory Promotional Campaign
WSBT (South Bend) – Canadian Wildfires Air Quality POP
WSBT (South Bend) – Cari Peugeot Image

2022 Election Coverage 
WBND (South Bend) – Your Voice, Your Vote 2022
WSBT (South Bend) – School Board Race Preview


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