Georgia Association of Broadcasters Honors Best in Local TV and Radio

Georgia Association of Broadcasters Honors Best in Local TV and Radio

ATLANTA – The Georgia Association of Broadcasters hosted its annual Honors Night last Friday, June 6 at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Atlanta Broadcasting Icon Monica Pearson once again emceed the event as radio and television professionals from around Georgia came together to recognize the industry that informs and entertains more than 95% of the citizens of Georgia every week. With a record 586 entries from across the state, over sixty broadcasters were recognized for the contributions they make to their stations and their communities.   Key Moments
  • WABE’s Dennis O’Hayer honored as the 2014 Broadcaster of the Year.
 
  • The late Captain Herb Emory was recognized as this year’s Golden Mike recipient for his nearly forty-year career in broadcasting.  WSB’s Chris Camp accepted on behalf of Emory’s family.
 
  • Senator Brandon Beach recognized as the Legislator of the Year for his support and sponsorship of Senate Bill 381 the Georgia First Informer Broadcast Act.
  List of Winners

Television Best Newscast GABBY: Large Market WSB Action News At Six Mid Market WRDW Augusta July 11, 2013 Newscast

Best Newscast Merit: Large Market WXIA 11 Alive News Tonight Jan 30 Mid Market WJBF Augusta July 12 2013 Newscast

Best News Story GABBY: Large Market WSB January Tornado Mid Market WALB Albany Disaster City

Best News Story Merit: Large Market WXIA Israel Price: Battered, Bullied, Battling Back Mid Market WRDW Augusta Sex Trafficking

Best Investigative Reporting GABBY: Large Market WSB Crooked Care Mid Market WSAV Savannah Congressional Gift Travel

Best Investigative Reporting Merit: Large Market WXIA Nathan Dwight & the N Word Mid Market WRDW Augusta Your TV Watching You

Best Feature Story or Series GABBY: Large Market WXIA John Lewis ‘The March’ Mid Market WMGT Macon The Stylings of Smooth McGroove

Best Feature Story or Series Merit: Large Market WXIA Tad and Mary Mid Market WRDW Augusta Gatsby In Aiken

Best Locally Produced Program/Non News or Sports GABBY: Large Market WPBA Cosplay! Crafting A Secret Identity Mid Market WFXL Albany Pursuing Good Health

Best Locally Produced Program/Non News or Sports Merit: Large Market WXIA Peachtree Road Race Start To Finish Mid Market WAGT Augusta The Very Vera Show

Best Sportscast GABBY: Large Market WKTB Jorge Buzo-Deportes Telemundo Atlanta Mid Market WRDW Augusta Operation Football Live

Best Sports Story or Series GABBY: Large Market GPB Walton Robotics Team Mid Market WMAZ Macon Real Time Concussion Detection

Best Sports Story or Series Merit: Large Market WXIA A Gift For Joseph Mid Market WJCL Savannah Frank Sulkowski-Disabled Cyclist

Best Sports Reporter GABBY: Large Market GPB Claire Simms Mid Market WALB Albany Jake Wallace

Best Sports Reporter Merit: Mid Market WRDW Augusta Meredith Anderson

Best Weathercast GABBY: Large Market WXIA Chris Holcomb Mid Market WGXA Macon Jeff Cox

Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA or Promotional Spot GABBY: Large Market WXIA WXIA We Are Mid Market WMAZ Macon WMAZ Heart And Home

Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA or Promotional Spot Merit: Large Market WSB Channel 2 Investigates Mid Market WALB Albany Power Mobile 2013

Best Photographer/Videographer GABBY: Large Market WPBA Jack Walsh and WXIA Jon Samuels (dual GABBYs Awarded) Mid Market WALB Albany Dontae Lee

Best Photographer/Videographer Merit: Mid Market  WJBF Augusta Photojournalism Entry “Christmas Village”

Best TV Personality GABBY: Large Market: WKTB Telemundo Atlanta Judith Martinez Mid Market: WRDW Augusta Richard Rogers

Community Service Award GABBY: Large Market  WXIA Mid Market WSAV Savannah

Best Use of Technology/New Media/Social Media GABBY: Large Market  WXIA Mid Market  WRDW Augusta

Best Website GABBY: Large Market WSB wsbtv.com Mid Market WJBF Augusta

TV Station Of The Year GABBY: Large Market WXIA Mid Market WALB

GAB Broadcaster of The Year/Radio-Television: Denis O’Hayer, WGST-CNN-WXIA-GPB-WPBA-WABE

Radio Best Newscast or News Story GABBY: Large Market  WSB 082013 5pm McNair School Shooting Mid Market   WYUM Vidalia NEWSBREAK: Teen Traffic Deaths

Best Newscast or News Story Merit Award: Large Market  WYAY Atlanta Trayvon Martin March Mid Market  WRGC Milledgeville Making an Old Bridge Less Eyesore and More Icon Best Short Form Feature GABBY: Large Market  WABE Atlanta Capone on Ponce: the Making of an Urban Legend Mid Market  WYXC Cartersville Movie Music+Barry+WYXC

Best Short Form Feature Merit Award: Large Market  WUGA Athens High Shoals Drifter — “Between the Lines” Mid Market  None Given

Best Long Form Feature Program GABBY: Large Market  WUGA Athens The Sound of Athens Mid Market  WBHF Cartersville Adairsville Storm Coverage 2013

Best Long Form Feature Program Merit Award: Large Market WMLB Atlanta Anything Goes – JFK and KLIF – 50 Years Later Mid Market  WVOP Vidalia Vidalia Today Best Sportscast or Sports Series GABBY: Large Market  WABE Atlanta Surviving Player From Negro League’s Atlanta Black Crackers Meets President Obama Mid Market  WTCQ Vidalia SPORTSBREAK VHS Quarterfinals

Best Sportscast or Sports Series Merit Award: Large Market  WSB 2013 Jay Black Composite

Best Sports Play By Play Broadcast GABBY: Large Market  WQXI Atlanta Falcons Radio Network Mid Market  WBHF Cartersville Voice Of The Hurricanes

Best Sports Play By Play Broadcast Merit Award: Large Market  WDAK Columbus 2013 Scott Miller Play By Play Mid Market  WTCQ Vidalia VHS Sports

Best Live Talk Show GABBY: Large Market  WYAY Atlanta The Kimmer Show Mid Market   WBHF Cartersville A&M in the AM – Live Talk with Alan Sanders

Best Live Talk Show Merit Award: Large Market  WGAU Athens Georgia’s Morning News Boston Marathon Mid Market  WYXC Cartersville BK on the Radio with Richard Hatch

Best Morning Show Personality Or Team GABBY: Large Market  WGAU Athens Georgia’s Morning News Mid Market WPPL Blue Ridge The Sunrise Show With Steve Nichols

Best Morning Show Personality Or Team Award of Merit: Large Market  WQXI Atlanta The Locker Room With JP and Crump

Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA Or Promotional Spot GABBY: Large Market  WNGC Athens St. Jude Promo Mid Market WRBF Rome Dawsonville Moonshine

Best Station Produced Commercial, PSA Or Promotional Spot Merit Award: Large Market WSTR Atlanta Dad’s Week Promo Mid Market WXMK Brunswick Sonny’s BBQ Pitmaster Showdown

Best Radio Personality GABBY: Large Market WCGQ Columbus Damon Free Mid Market WYXC Cartersville Barry King

Community Service Award GABBY: Large Market WQXI Atlanta Camp Twin Lakes Radiothon Mid Market WBHF Cartersville  Adairsville Tornado Victim Fundraiser

Best Website GABBY: Large Market WMLB Atlanta 1690wmlb.com Mid Market WRGA Rome wrgarome.com

Radio Station of The Year: Large Market WSB Atlanta Small Market WBHF Cartersville

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