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2020
Mel Burka Distinguished Broadcaster Award
Perry A Sook
Nexstar Media Group  
2020
Legendary Station of the Year
WJLS The Big Dawg
Beckley, WV  
2020
Best Television Station of the Year
WSAZ TV
Huntington, WV  

Mel Burka Distinguished Broadcaster Award
Mike Kirtner
Huntington, WV
Legendary Station of the Year
WDGG 937 THE DAWGW
Huntington, WV
Best Television Station of the Year
WCHS TV
Charleston, WV

2015 John McKinney Excellence In Technology Award

Bob Hardman
WBOY TV


Radio

AC/Oldies Station of the Year
WVAF FM
WDYK FM 

CHR Station of the Year
WKQR FM 92.7
KISS FMWQZK FM

Country Station of the Year
WJLS FM
The Big DawgWVMD FM

News/Talk Station of the Year
WCHS AM
WEPM AM

Rock Station of the Year 
92.7&98.5 The Planet Rocks

On-Air Personality:
WRZZ FM Mike Cameron
WKMZ FM  Emily Meadows

Best Morning Show:
WKKW FM Jeff and Sarah in the Morning
WKMZ FM - Marco Nation  

Best Newscast:  
WCHS AM Jeff Jenkins
WEPM AM Hans Fogle

Best Talk Show:
WAJR FM - The Gary Bowden Show
WEPM AM - Panhandle Live with Hans Fogle

Best Sportscast:
WHKX FM- Dan McMahon
WKLP AM TriState Sportscenter

Best Play-by-Play:
WCHS AM Greg White
WCDK FM - Joey Klepack

Best Radio Promotion
WSTG FM - Doc Atwell

Best Radio Creative
WJLS FM Escape Rom

Best Use of Digital Media
WKLC FM WWE Giveaway

 

Network

Sports Play-by-Play:
Kyle Wiggs, WVSSAC High School Championships 

Network Sportscast Metro
News Sportscast - Garrett Cullen

Network Long-Form News Program
WOWK TV, Mark Curtis, Inside West Virginia politics
West Virginia MetroNews, Chris Lawrence

Network Breaking News or Event Coverage
MetroNews, Carrie Hodousek
Network Talk Show, MetroNews Talkline, Hoppy Kercheval

 

Television

Best Community Outreach 
WVVA TV Hurricane Harvey Relief

Best Locally Produced Television Show
WVNS TV, Valerie Sullivan

Best Sportscast:
WOWK TV, Drew Goldfarb
WVVA TV, AJ Good

Best Investigative News Story or Series
WCHS TV, Kennie Bass

Best General Assignment Reporting
WSAZ TV, Dan Klein

Best Coverage of Breaking News
WVNS TV, Larry Marrs & Kamrel Eppinger 

Best Newscast:
AMWSAZ TV, Ryan Epling 

Best Newscast:
PMWSAZ TV  

Best Anchor:
WSAZ TV, Amanda Barren

Best Weathercast:
WVVA TV, Travis Roberts

Best Weather Event Coverage
WCHS TV, Leslie Rubin

Best Photojournalist:
WCHS TV, Kalea Gunderson 

Best Use of Digital Media
WVNS TV, Douglas Fritz

Best TV Creative
WVNS TV, Tim Carrico


Mel Burka Distinguished Broadcaster Award
Roger Sheppard - WTAP TV
Parkersburg, WV 
Legendary Station of the Year
WQBE-FM
Charleston, WV
Best Television Station of the Year
WVVA TV
Bluefield, WV
Distinguished West Virginian Award
David Barnette

Radio

AC/Oldies Station of the Year
WVA
Todays 97.5 WLTF

CHR Station of the Year
WHAJ 104.5
Star 95

Country Station of the Year
WDGG 
WBRB The Bear

News/Talk Station of the Year
580 WCHS
1340 & 93.7 WEPM

Rock Station of the Year
WRZZ-FM

On-Air Personality:
WRZZ Mike Cameron
WCDK - Cindy Taylor

Best Morning Show:
TIE-WCLG - Better Than Your Morning Show 
TIE-WQBE-FM - Al Woody - The Morning Air Show
WLTF - Rona Menash

Best Newscast: 
WCHS - Chris Lawrence
WEPM - Hans Fogle

Best Talk Show:
WBES-FM - Brandon Lowe - The Brandon Lowe Show
WRNR - Hannah Geffert - Mid Morning With Hannah

Best Sportscast:
WHKX- Dan McMahon
WEIR - Joey Klepack 

Best Play-by-Play:
WJLS - Fred Persinger II - Beckley Basketball
WCDK - Joey Klepack - Big Red Football

Best Radio Promotion
WVAQ - Laurel Slone

Best Radio Creative
WMXE - Kenny McClain - Adelphia's

Best Use of Digital Media
98.7 The Beat - Patrick Rhinehart

 

Network

Sports Play-by-Play:
Kyle Wiggs - 
SSAC Basketball Championships

 

Network Sportscast
MetroNews Afternoon Sportscast - Garrett Cullen 

Network Long-Form News Program
MetroNews Sports Brunch

WOWK TV - WV Auto Show - Bryan Hughes

Network Breaking News or Event Coverage

MetroNews Network - Chris Lawrence - First Impressions at Queen Shoals
Network Talk Show
Talkline - Hoppy Kercheval

 

Television

Best Community Outreach
WVVA TV - Rebuild WV Telethon

Best Locally Produced Television Show
WVNS TV - Valerie Sullivan - The 1,000 Year Flood Helping Our Neighbors

Best Sportscast:
WBOY TV - Nick Ferrell

Best Investigative News Story or Series
WCHS TV - Leslie Rubin - Shakedown Behind Bars

Best General Assignment Reporting
WSAZ TV Kathryn Robinson

Best Coverage of Breaking News
WOWK TV Nicki Walter - Family Stranded By Flood

Best Newscast: AM
WDTV 5 News Daybreak

Best Newscast: PM
WSAZ TV - Kelsey Hoak - News Channel Three Tonight

Best Anchor:
WCHS TV Whitney Wetzel

Best Weathercast:
WTAP TV - Tom Battle

Best Photojournalist:
WVVA - Matt Irvin

Best Use of Digital Media
WVNS TV - Douglas Fritz

Best TV Creative
WVNS TV - David Mott - We're All In This Together

2019
Mel Burka Distinguished Broadcaster Award
Ron Witt
Princeton, WV

2019
Legendary Station of the Year
WKLC FM
St Albans, WV

2019
Best Television Station of the Year
WCHS TV
Charleston, WV

About WVBA

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has been representing and serving West Virginia commercial radio and television stations since 1946. We are a member-driven trade association that provides unequaled service and value to stations throughout the state. 

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