Our team is proud to be recognized for excellence in journalism and for our public service work. While the list is long, here are some of our most recent and notable accomplishments:
WKBT News 8 has been honored in 2020 with four awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association. Competing against similar-sized stations across six Midwestern states, the WKBT news team was awarded for Broadcast Writing– Jordan Fremstad compilation, Hard Feature-One Last Hope, Investigate Journalism-News 8 Investigates Student-Athletes: Who’s at Risk?, and TV Weather– Bill Graul compilation.
The radio stations in Platteville, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa, were recognized in May 2020 by the Wisconsin Association Of Broadcasters, presenting the stations with a total of eleven WBA Awards of Excellence. Accolades include Best Live On-Site Broadcast Remote-Lilly-Kid’s Day At The Fair, Best Online Personality-Harsh Reality with Johnny Page, Best Use Of Audio (Non-News)-Interview With Santa 25th Anniversary, Best Public Service Announcement-SWTC Monster Bash, Best Website–WGLR.COM, Best Use Of Social Media– WGLR Facebook, Best Client Event Promo – Jordon Davis Concert, amongst others.
Madison Magazine garners multiple awards each year from the Milwaukee Press Club. The magazine has also been a finalist for the City Regional Magazine Association’s General Excellence Award.
On the TV side, WISC-TV in Madison has won five national Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The station has also won several Midwest Emmy Awards and has been named News Operation of the Year and Station of the Year several times by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. In May 2020, they were given an additional Regional Murrow award for Overall Excellence, which measures a station’s coverage of breaking news, continuing coverage, feature stories, web presence, and newscasts valuing depth and scope of coverage.
KXLY-TV in Spokane has won numerous regional Emmy Awards, including honors for Best Newscast, Best News Series, Best Team Coverage, Best Same Day Hard News Coverage and Best Feature. Regional Murrow Awards have included recognition for Continuing Coverage, Writing and Editing.
Public service and community support are vibrant at KAPP-TV in Yakima, Washington, and KVEW-TV in Kennewick, Washington, where we feature local communities in an “Our Town” series, as well as support those in need through our Christmas Wish efforts.
In Texas, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce has recognized the Victoria Broadcast Group as a Corporate Partner of the Year. The station group has also proudly received several Lone Star Leader Awards by the Texas Association of Broadcasters.
KOAM-TV in Joplin is the four-states’ most watched news, reaching viewers in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
Moreover, we could not do any of this without our state-of-the-art production facilities, staffed by award-winning producers, graphic artists, video editors and photographers.