Radio One Communications Honored At 26th Annual IBA Spectrum Awards

Northwest Indiana Radio Stations Win Four Awards in 2013 IBA Spectrum Awards


Radio One Communications won four awards at this year's Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA) Spectrum Awards on November 9 in Indianapolis. The awards recognizes broadcast excellence for outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations.

The First Place award for Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team went to Annie Fox in the Morning on 107.1 The Z. Fox grew up in Northwest Indiana and returned to the region to join Radio One Communications in February of 2012. Her weekday morning program features a mix of music, conversation, and local information.

Indiana 105 won First Place for Breaking News Story for coverage of the downtown Valparaiso fire in early March from The Region News Team. The station delivered a series of reports with updated information both in studio and on location from Laura Waluszko, Brent Brown, Jay Stevens, and Karl Berner.

X-Rock 103.9 won First Place in the Newscast category that included coverage on the rescue of a young boy who had fallen into a sand hole at Mount Baldy in July anchored by Laura Waluszko. The station's newscasts feature local news, traffic, and weather information.

Indiana 105 also received First Place in the new category of Website/Multimedia for Indiana105.com. The website includes live and on-demand audio of station programming along with updated region news and the Region Newsmakers interview series that debuted in February.

“At Radio One Communications our goal everyday is to keep Northwest Indiana informed, educated and entertained,” said Radio One Communications President Leigh Ellis. “Our staff with decades of experience thrives in serving the Northwest Indiana listener. To get rewards for the quality of work our staff does is a bonus. I can hold my head high to say, 'We have the best'.”

“It's a great opportunity for the broadcasters throughout the state, both radio and TV, to come together, and it seems like it just continues to grow,” said Dr. Joe Misiewicz, President and CEO of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Dr. Misiewicz said it was the 26th annual, and they topped the number of entries, with 550, and the number of people in attendance was over 350, “representing dozens upon dozens of stations.”

Stations compete according to market size. The competition is open to all FCC licensed radio stations and television stations in Indiana.

As of November 4th, Radio One Communications has served Northwest Indiana for 49 years with radio stations WAKE-AM 1500, WLJE-FM Indiana 105.5, WXRD-FM X-Rock 103.9, and WZVN-FM 107.1 The Z.

Radio One Communications was founded by Country Radio Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and Country Music Association (CMA) Charter Member (Card Number One) Leonard “Uncle Len” Ellis and his wife Bee, and remains family-owned by the Ellis family to this day.


Mac MacLeod

SPECTRUM AWARD WINNERS

2004: Best Series, LAKE MORTGAGE

2004: Best Humorous, TEXAS CORRAL

2006: Best Series, BLACHLEY, TABOR, BOZIK AND HARTMAN - Lawyers on the Square 

2007: Best Humorous, WHEELS UNLIMITED

2008: Best Series, LUDINGTON NISSAN

2010: Best Humorous, ”Pauls Auto Yard - Sanford & Son"

2011: Commercial Series, Calumet Park Cemetary

Laura Waluszko - Honors/Awards

Indiana Broadcasters Association:

2010: First Place, Special Interest and Cultural Programming Category for "Northwest Indiana Ghost Stories"

2008 --    First Place, Best Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team (with Steve Zana)

2007 --  First Place, Newscast- Indiana 105 Noon News April 4, 2007 (All Mkt Category 3)
Third Place, Newscast- Indiana 105 Noon News April 27, 2007
First Place, Breaking News, “Highland Floods” (with Tom Lounges), September 2006
Third Place, Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team, Indiana 105 Dawn Patrol

2006 --  First Place, Newscast- Indiana 105 Sept 29, 2005 (Market Category 3)
Second Place, Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team, Indiana 105 Dawn Patrol (Mkt Cat 3)

2005 --  First Place, Outstanding News Operation of the Year, WLJE-FM (Medium Market)

2001 --  First Place, Best Radio Newscast WAKE-AM (Medium Market)

2000 --  Second Place, Best Radio Newscast WLJE-FM (Medium Market)

1999 --  First Place, Best Radio Newscast WAKE-AM (Medium Market)
Second Place, Best Radio Newscast WLJE-FM (Medium Market)

Society of Professional Journalists – Indiana Professional Chapter:

(For news departments of fewer than five full-time staff, including news director)

2006 – First Place Best Radio Newscast, Indiana 105 Noon News (2005)

2005 – First Place Best Radio Newscast, Indiana 105 Noon News (2004)
            Second Place, Best Radio Spot News “Earthquake Shakes Northwest Indiana” (2004)

2003 --  Second Place, Best Radio Newscast Indiana 105 Noon News (2002)

2002 – First Place Best Radio Newscast, Indiana 105 Noon News (2001)

2001 – First Place Best Radio Spot News, “Mississippi Fugitives Arrested” (2000)
           Second Place Best Radio Newscast, Indiana 105 Noon News (2000)
            Honorable Mention, Best Radio Newscast WAKE-AM (2000)

2000 --  Second Place Best Radio Newscast, Indiana 105 Noon News 12/3/99
            Third Place Best Radio Newscast, WAKE News 8/31/99

Network Indiana:

2004 --  Honorable Mention, Best Newscast WLJE-FM

2003 --  First Place, Best Newscast WLJE-FM

2002 --  First Place, Best Newscast WLJE-FM

2001 --  First Place, Best Feature Story “Burns Harbor Hero”
Honorable Mention, Newscast September 18, 2001 Noon News
Honorable Mention, Spot News 2001

2000 --  First Place, Best Newscast WAKE-AM
Second Place, Best Feature “Portage Noise Ordinance”
Second Place, Best Use of Sound “Portage Noise Ordinance”

1999 – First Place, Best Newscast WAKE-AM
First Place, Best Feature “Northwest Indiana Ghost Stories”

Indiana 105

2011: Cross Platform Use of Radio, Rascal Flatts Promotion

2012: Best Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team, Dawn Patrol

2013: First Place, Breaking News Story for Coverage of Downtown Valparaiso Fire in March from The Region News Team
First Place, Website / Multimedia for www.Indiana105.com

Z107

2010: Best Promotion Campaign for "Z107 Corn Hole Tournament" produced by Program Director Don Clark

2010: Z107 Wake-Up Crew Don Clark and Veronica Carter won Top honors in the Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team Category

2013: First Place, Best Broadcast Personality or Team for "Annie Fox in the Morning"

X-Rock 103.9

2012: Special Interest and Cultural Programming for “The 219 - Crown Point Marriage Mill” written and produced by Scott Rosenberg

2013: First Place, Best Newscast for Coverage of Young Boy Fallen Into Sand Hold at Mount Baldy, anchored by Laura Waluszko

 

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