2017 GABBY and Merit Award Winners!

2017 GABBY and Merit Award Winners!

Congratulations to ALL of our winners at this year’s GABBY Awards!   Division A Radio Winners  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WCLK-FM Register to Vote PSA (Merit) Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WDAK-AM Dragon Con 2016 Contest Promo (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WVEE-FM The Power of radio Spot #2 (GABBY) Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WCLK-FM #Jazzness- Social Media on Supersize *Odes to Jazz* (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WAFS-AM (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WCLK-FM Top Five WCLK Listener Favorites #Jazzness (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WSB-AM Health: Zika Virus (GABBY)  Best Weather Coverage: GNN- John Wetherbee GNN Meteorologist (GABBY)  Community Service Award: WCLK-FM Give A Toy, Give A Smile (Merit)  Community Service Award: WSB-AM News 95.5 and AM750 WSB (GABBY)  Best Election Coverage: Georgia Public Broadcasting (Radio) GPB News Presents: Election 2016 (GABBY)  Best Election Coverage: WUGA-FM Election Night 2016 in Athens (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: Georgia Public Broadcasting (Radio) Girls of Leesburg Stockade (GABBY) Best Feature Story or Series: WYAY Seeing Your Dentist (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: GNN Year of Georgia Music- Mike Mills (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WFXH-FM Underexposed with Ryan Koch (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): Georgia Public Broadcasting (Radio) Two Way Street: From Graffiti to Galleries with Dr. Dax (GABBY)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WMLB Blank Canvas Radio with Stephen Key (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WCFO Make It Go Zoom (Merit) Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WDAK-AM Dragon Con Pre-Game Show 2016 (Merit)  Best News Reporter: Georgia Public Broadcasting (Radio) Emily Jones (GABBY)  Best News Reporter: WYAY Scott Kimbler- Atlanta (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WSB-AM Atlanta’s Morning News November 9, 2016 (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WYAY Orlando Prayer (GABBY)  Best Newscast or News Story: GNN Matt Cook GNN Newscast- Hurricane (Merit) Best On-Air Personality: WXYY-FM Mark “Shark” Ediss (GABBY)  Best On-Air Personality: WCGQ-FM Morgan Taylor (Merit)  Best On-Air Personality: WUBB-FM Tim Leary and the Morning Showgram (Merit)  Best Sports Play by Play Broadcast: WDAK-AM Scott Miller WDAK Sports Play-By-Play Broadcast (Merit)  Best Sports Play by Play Broadcast: WZGC-FM Steve Holman- 2016 Atlanta Hawks Basketball (GABBY)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WZGC-FM NBA Pre-Game (GABBY)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WCFO Southern College Football Frenzy (Merit)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: GNN- GNN Masters Moment (Merit)    Division A Television Winners   Best Election Coverage: WXIA-TV Brendan Keefe- 2016 Presidential Election Coverage (GABBY)  Best Election Coverage: WSB-TV The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11:00 Election (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: WGCL-TV Banned Behind Bars (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: WXIA-TV Pianos for Peace (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: WSB-TV Above The Law? (GABBY)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WPBA-TV Baby Gorilla: The Four-Pound Legacy (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WXIA-TV Charlie Foxtrot (GABBY)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WSB-TV Channel 2 Investigates (Merit)  Best News Reporter: WGCL-TV Adam Murphy (Merit)  Best News Reporter: WXIA-TV Brendan Keefe (GABBY)  Best News Reporter: WSB-TV Jovita Moore (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WXIA-TV 11Alive News Tonight (GABBY)  Best Newscast or News Story: WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News This Morning (Merit)  Best On-Air Personality: WSB-TV Craig Lucie (GABBY)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WGCL-TV CBS46 Falcons Kickoff Show (Merit)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WXIA-TV 11Alive Sports (GABBY)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WXIA-TV Holding the Powerful Accountable- Olympics (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WSB-TV WSB Year Ender (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WXIA-TV 11Alive Facebook Page (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WSB-TV WSB Snapchat Facebook Video (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WXIA-TV 11Alive.com (GABBY)  Best Weather Coverage: WXIA-TV Chris Holcomb (Merit)  Best Weather Coverage: WSB-TV Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns (GABBY)  Community Service Award: WATC-TV (GABBY)  Station of the Year: WSB-TV (GABBY)   Division AA Radio Winners   Best Election Coverage: WTCQ-FM Primary Election Results (Merit)  Best Election Coverage: WDUN WDUN-AM 550 Best Election Coverage (GABBY)  Best Feature Story or Series: WBHF-AM Feature Series Murder without Parole (GABBY)  Best Feature Story or Series: WCHM WCHM “John Wayne of the Day” (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WDUN WDUN-AM 550 Morning Talk (GABBY) Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WLHR-FM 92.1 WLHR’s Halloween Special (Merit)  Best News Reporter: WBHF-AM Earnestine Young Jones WBHF Radio (GABBY)  Best Newscast or News Story: WRGA-AM WRGA Newscast (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WVOP-AM Dutton Accident April 18 (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WBHF-AM The Loss of an Angel (GABBY)  Best On-Air Personality: WRBF Julie Steele Afternoon Drive WRBF 104.9 The Rebel (GABBY)  Best On-Air Personality: WJRB Steven Phillips/ WJRB 95.1 Morning Dish (Merit)  Best On-Air Personality: WSGC The Drive Home With Steve Bentley (Merit)  Best Sports Play By Play Broadcast: WRGA-AM Play-By-Play Coverage of Berry College vs. Centre College (GABBY)  Best Sports Play By Play Broadcast: WGGA WGGA Best Sports Play-by-Play GHS Baseball (Merit)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WBHF-AM 3 and Out- WBHF (GABBY) Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WCHM The Morning Scoreboard with a Christmas Wrinkle (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WQIL-AM Cat in a Dryer (GABBY)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WRJY-FM WRJY Hurricane Matthew Promo (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WRBF WOW Wingery 60 Second Commercial “Game Show” (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WCHM Off To See The Wizard (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WLHR-FM 2016 Lavonia Night Out Against Crime (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WRGA-AM www.WRGANews.com (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WDUN WDUN-AM 550 Website 2017 (Merit)  Community Service Award: WBHF-AM Community Radio WBHF AM 1450 and FM 100.3 (GABBY)  Community Service Award: WRJY-FM WRJY On-Air Coverage of Hurricane Matthew (Merit)  Station of the Year: WBHF-AM Community Radio WBHF AM 1450 and FM 100.3 (GABBY)  Station of the Year: WXYY-FM G100 Savannah’s Throwback Station (GABBY)    Division AA Television Winners   Best Election Coverage: WALB-TV Trump Campaign Bus (Merit)  Best Election Coverage: WTVM-TV WTVM- Election Night Coverage (GABBY)  Best Feature Story or Series: WGXA-TV BBQ for the Homeless (GABBY)  Best Feature Story or Series: WALB-TV Down Syndrome Model (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: WTVM-TV WTVM Series- Ending the Epidemic (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: WMAZ-TV Overcoming Adversity (Merit)  Best Feature Story or Series: MBC-TV4 The Path of the Painting (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WTOC-TV Special: Moon River Runs Dry (Merit)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): WJBF-TV The Means Report: Breaking Down Barriers (GABBY)  Best Locally Produced Program (Non News or Sports): Farm Bureau TV Georgia Farm Monitor- 50th Anniversary Special (Merit)  Best News Reporter: WGXA-TV Eric Mock 2016 Reporter Reel (Merit)  Best News Reporter: WRDW-TV Laura Warren (GABBY)  Best News Reporter: WMAZ-TV 13WMAZ Anchor/Reporter Suzanne Lawler (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WTOC-TV The Night before Matthew- 7pm Newscast (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WTVM-TV Team Coverage- 5 Killings in 24 Hours (Merit)  Best Newscast or News Story: WMAZ-TV Eyewitness News at 6- February 3, 2016 (GABBY)  Best On-Air Personality: WRDW-TV Meredith Anderson (GABBY)  Best On-Air Personality: WMAZ-TV Ben Jones- 13WMAZ Chief Meteorologist and much more (Merit)  Best Sports Play By Play Broadcast: WMAZ-TV Football Friday Night- October 28, 2016 (GABBY)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WRDW-TV Tee Off to the Masters 2016 (Merit)  Best Sportscast or Sports Series: WMAZ-TV Tailgate 13- Houston County High vs. Veterans High (GABBY)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WLTZ-TV WLTZ First News- Emoji Weather Image (GABBY)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WALB-TV TSR Jackpot or Bust Thurs (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WRBL-TV Law Enforcement and the Community (Merit)  Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA, or Promotional Spot: WRDW-TV Innocent Until Accused (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Apps: WTVM-TV WTVM News Leader 9: TSR Ending the Epidemic (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Apps: WRDW-TV News 12- NBC 26 Digital (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WRDW-TV News 12- NBC 26 Back to School (GABBY)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Social Media: WMAZ-TV Spooky Satellite Image Shows Deadly Storm (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WTOC-TV Digital Platform: “Officer Down” (Merit)  Best Use of Digital Platforms- Website: WRDW-TV Best Website- WRDW.com (GABBY)  Best Weather Coverage: WTOC-TV Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall (GABBY)  Best Weather Coverage: WRBL-TV News 3 Alert Weather (Merit)  Community Service Award: WMAZ-TV WMAZ Community Service 2016 (GABBY)  Station of the Year: WALB-TV GAB Station of the Year Video (GABBY)
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