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


AC/Oldies Station of the Year
Todays 97.5 WLTF

CHR Station of the Year
WHAJ 104.5
Star 95

Country Station of the Year
WBRB The Bear

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

Rock Station of the Year

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



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



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

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. 

Upcoming Dates

5 Nov
General Election Day
Date 11.05.2024