The Michigan Association of Broadcasters presented Station of the Year honors at the Broadcast Excellence Awards presentation in Lansing on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 to the following stations:
Market 1 (Detroit):
- Television: WJBK-TV
- Radio: WJR AM
- Television: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids
- Radio: WKZO AM Kalamazoo
- Television: WILX-TV Lansing
- Radio: WLEN-FM Adrian
- Television: WLUC-TV Marquette
- Radio: WSJM-FM/AM Benton Harbor
Public Broadcasting Group 1:
- Television: WGVU-TV Grand Rapids
- Radio: WICA-FM Interlochen
Public Broadcasting Group 2:
- Television: WTVS-TV Detroit
- Radio: Michigan Radio/Ann Arbor (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM)
High School Radio Station of the Year: Bloomfield Andover/Lahser High School, WBFH-FM
College Radio Station of the Year: Michigan State University, WDBM-FM
High School Television Station of the Year: Davison High School, DTV
College Television Station of the Year: Central Michigan University, MHTV
The MAB also announced the winners of its Broadcast Excellence Award competition. For a complete list of all winners, click here. The MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards is one of the largest state awards programs in the nation and continues to set broadcast excellence standards.
Congratulations to all the winning stations and their employees!
WBFH Bloomfield Hills named 2010 High School Radio Station of the Year
Eight WBFH students win 14 awards from MAB
Bloomfield Hills School District radio broadcasting students won five first place awards, three second place awards and six third place awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at their annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference held March 3, 2010 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. WBFH received the most cumulative points in all categories entered and was awarded the 2010 High School Radio Station of the Year.
The MAB received 458 entries from 33 schools for their annual High School and College Broadcasting Awards competition. WBFH students won 14 of the 26 awards given out in the high school radio division.
Lahser senior Chad Shepard won five awards: 1st Place, MHSAA Sports PSA; 1st Place, Sportscast/Sports Play-by-Play; 2nd Place, Promotional Announcement; 3rd Place, Talk Show (with Bobby Brandon); 3rd Place, Air Check (with Drake Deitch).
Andover senior Josh Loney won four awards: 1st Place, Talk Show; 2nd Place, Air Check; 3rd Place, Daily Newscast/News Feature; 3rd Place (tie), Promotional Announcement.
Andover senior Josh Gordon won two awards: 2nd Place, Public Service Announcement; 3rd Place (tie), Promotional Announcement.
Andover senior Kevin Furlong won one award: 1st Place, Daily Newscast/News Feature.
Lahser senior Patrick Garretson won one award: 1st Place, Promotional Announcement.
Andover senior Ryan Bloom won one award: 3rd Place, Station Activities Report.
Andover senior Drake Deitch won one award: 3rd Place, Air Check (with Chad Shepard).
Lahser junior Bobby Brandon won one award: 3rd Place, Talk Show (with Chad Shepard).
The WBFH management team of Station Manager Pete Bowers, Assistant Manager/Technical Director Randy Carr and Remote Supervisor/Program Director Ron Wittebols were present to congratulate the award winning students and accept the Station of the Year Award on their behalf. This was the sixth Station of the Year Award WBFH has won in the last eight years.
WBFH, also known as The Biff, is a non-commercial, educational radio station broadcasting at 88.1 on the FM dial or online at www.wbfh.fm.
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Broadcast Music Inc. have named Michigan State University's WDBM - or Impact 89 FM, as it is commonly known - the college radio station of the year. The Gold Record Award was presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing on March 3. This is the 10th time in a row that WDBM-FM has won the award. "To be named College Station of the Year for the 10th year in a row is an unprecedented accomplishment." said Gary Reid, professional general manager of the station. "I am extremely proud of our staff, and honored to be able to work with such talented and motivated young people." Impact staffers took first place in four of the seven categories, including Ed Glazer for talk show, Ben Rickert for promotional announcement and public service announcement, and Jeremy Whiting for the station activities report. The staff earned 10 awards in all and amassed nearly twice the number of points than the next nearest competitor... MSU's Impact 89 FM named College Station of the Year for the 10th time (Thu, 3/4)