Marquette, MI – March 8, 2018 – The Great Lakes Radio crew returned from Lansing this afternoon with more trophies to add to our walls. 960 entries were submitted for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards. Great Lakes Radio came out a big winner last night, judged by the Kansas Broadcasters. While we didn’t have quite enough to win 2017 Station of the Year, Sunny.FM did pick up 7 new awards with our sister stations receiving another 3!
Major Discount, Fox Sports Marquette’s Luke Ghiardi and Ryan Ranguette, and Sales Representatives Alex Baysore and Bruce Whitehead accepted awards on Great Lakes Radio’s behalf during last night’s award ceremony. Collecting awards in categories including Best Community Involvement and Best Newscast, the Sunny.FM staff is proud to be apart of a team that works so hard to connect with its’ community both as a media outlet and as a local event coverage source!
Our Negaunee Miners also received a feature with Mark Evans and Greg Nelson picking up a Best in Play-by-Play Sports Coverage. We remain the most awarded station in the Upper Peninsula. In addition to our own award-winning original programming and content, Great Lakes Radio carries other excellent content from other winners this year, including Michigan Talk Network and Spartan Sports Network.
Check out all of our winning submissions below. We are honored to be the most influential radio station in the Upper Peninsula both on air and online.
Check Out All 10 Winning Entries!
|Best in Category – Breaking News Story|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||The Breaking News Story category is a single report or series of reports on a breaking or “unplanned” news event (including storm coverage) under media deadline.|
|Merit Breaking News Story – Commercial & Network Radio & TV|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||We swept this category winning first and second place. We are the top Breaking News Story source in the 2017 Commercial Radio Market 4.|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||A compilation audio file with 3-5 events. May be any public service announcements locally produced by the station, a public service activity coordinated by the station or any form of gratis community outreach which is a public service of the station to serve its local community. Entry must include a 200 word explanation of events. Stations may include video/audio reel summarizing events that is no longer than 5 minutes in length.|
|Merit – Feature Programming|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||A series of reports on a single topic which may be a public affairs program featuring issues of interest to Michigan citizens of all ages (may be children’s programming, recreation, sports, special performances, parades, concerts, etc.) at local and state levels.|
|Best in Category – Newscast|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||Best locally originated newscast. Criteria: presentation, production values, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the newscast.|
|Best in Category – Play-by-Play Sports|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||Best locally originated play-by-play live sports coverage. Criteria: presentation and production values. This clip features the 2017-2018 Negaunee Miners!|
|Merit – Regularly Scheduled Weekday Persoanlity|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||Best regularly scheduled on-air weekday broadcast personality or broadcast team. Maximum length of spot is five minutes. Criteria: production, effectiveness and creativity. Congratulations to WFXD’s Adam Carpenter of the Outdoor Show on winning his third award.|
|Merit – Special Show Broadcast Personality or Team – Fox Sports Marquette|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||Best on-air special broadcast personality or broadcast team. Maximum length of spot is five minutes. Congratulations to Ryan Ranguette and Luke Ghiardi on winning merit for Fox Sports Marquette’s Redmen Round Up.|
|Best in Category – Morning Show Broadcast Personality or Team|
|Listen to the Winning Entry!||Best on-air morning broadcast personality or broadcast team. Maximum length of spot is five minutes. Congratulations to Ryan and Luke for winning Best in Category for the Morning Sports Drive on Fox Sports Marquette|
|Best in Category – Use of New Media|
|Stations should showcase their use of new media in single or multiple projects. Entries should include one or more of the following: use of the Internet and/or web, social media, tablets, cell phones, mobile apps, podcasts, or other forms of new media.